Pontiac Art Revival Opens to the Public at The Artist Lounge

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Local artists revitalize downtown with art classes, private events.

Pontiac is staking their claim to be the next come back city. When most people think of Pontiac, they don’t think of sipping wine while painting in a classroom seeping with soul and architectural integrity. The Artist Lounge will change that with its Saturday, July 13th Grand Opening.

A brand new effort by Michigan entrepreneurs, The Artist Lounge encompasses a passion to entertain and educate people of all ages with art. Compelled to step in as communities like Pontiac slash budgets for the arts, Wendelin Wilson and Wendy Fournier founded The Artist Lounge seeking to fill the void the lack of art left.

“We are on a beautiful mission to infuse art into the community. The Pontiac revival exists because of people who have open minds and want to make great and amazing things happen. We all want to make new history from past history,” Wilson said.

Fournier adds, “Pontiac is the perfect place to embrace something new. It is surrounded by successful cities, yet has a heart of its very own.”

The Artist Lounge was built on the belief that art can touch all lives in a variety of ways, no matter age or ability. Visitors are led step-by-step by professional artists to complete their very own piece of art. For The Artist Lounge, supporting the community and paying it forward is a way of life. This is why Saturdays will be “Family Day” at The Artist Lounge. Parents and children will enjoy family oriented masterpieces that allow the whole family to explore their artistic talent and unlock confidence. Staff includes certified art educators and artists with Bachelor of Fine Art degrees and Master's in Education and Art History.

About The Artist Lounge
The Artist Lounge is available for additional art educational experiences including drawing, private, and advanced instruction. To contact The Artist Lounge, or for more information, please call (248) 499-7073.

About Wendelin Wilson
Wilson has a BFA from Parsons School of Design, is a certified instructor by College of Creative Studies, and has a Masters in Education from Nova State University. Wilson has 20 years of freelance illustration experience on top of her experience teaching art to At-Risk youth. Wilson currently teaches at Chippewa Valley High School and won the 2012-13 accolade of “Teacher of the Year,” drawing, painting, and photography.

About Wendy Fournier
Fournier has a BFA from Wayne State University. She is currently enrolled in Azusa Pacific’s Art History Masters Program. Fournier has been responsible for establishing greater success at several multi-million dollar businesses through management and training. Fournier’s experience includes teaching art to special needs children, private lessons, and adult group lessons. Fournier’s personal watercolor paintings can be found in galleries throughout the country.

For photos, please email Allison Hurt at allison.a.hurt(at)gmail(dot)com.

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