Pinot's Palette Franchisee to Open New Studio in Little Rock

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Supporting the Arts Community in The Rock!

The Little Rock studio will offer customers a uniquely upscale experience...

Pinot’s Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced today it will open a studio in West Little Rock. The new studio, located at 11525 Cantrell Road, Ste. 607, is planned to open on September 20th and will be the latest studio launch for Pinot’s Palette as the company expands nationwide.

Franchisee Dr. Lisa Montgomery, a Jericho, Arkansas native and graduate of UCA in Conway, will open the new location in the city’s Pleasant Ridge Town Center.

“We expect Little Rock to be a very successful market for Pinot’s Palette. The feedback from the local community has been incredibly positive and we’re excited to invest in this community,” said Craig Ceccanti, chief executive officer, Pinot’s Palette.

Since its inception in 2009, the Pinot’s Palette mission has been to bring fine art to the masses in a fun way. Guests sign up online to attend a two- or three-hour painting class where they are instructed by a local, trained artist on how to create the featured painting of the night. Pinot’s Palette provides art supplies, plates and glasses, and guests bring and enjoy their own snacks and enjoy fine wines and beers from the studio’s wine bar. Franchisees have access to extensive painting libraries of artwork tested for all skill levels, as well as the ability to create their own paintings to respond to guests’ changing tastes in artwork and local trends.

“Little Rock is really embracing the arts right now and people are ready for an accessible way to engage. Customers are excited to attend our classes and extend their imaginations while having a good time with family and friends,” Montgomery said. “I'm really excited about opening my studio, so that guests in the Little Rock and North Little Rock communities can ‘Paint. Drink. Have Fun.’ That’s our motto!”

The Little Rock studio will offer customers a uniquely upscale experience, like no other in the City. Montgomery says, "Our main studio room, The Mona Lisa Suite, features upscale accommodations including a fabulous Wine Bar, comfortable lounging area, hors d'oeuvre station for your delectables; Italian glass chandelier for ambiance, elegant painting displays and premium sound system for your favorite music and much more. It has the 'wow factor' that customers are looking for, so we're happy to provide that for them."

Pinot’s Palette is poised to expand in cities throughout the country and recently signed franchise agreements for the brand’s first Northeast studios in Boston New York City, and Montclair, Nj. Pinot’s Palette currently has locations throughout the Greater Houston Area, as well as in Atlanta, Ga., Allen, Austin, San Antonio and Tyler, Texas; Chicago, Ill., Phoenix, Az.., Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla., Fort Collins, Colo., San Francisco and Valencia, Ca.; Louisville, Ky., Lafayette, La., St. Louis, Mo., Memphis, Tn., and Dayton, Oh.

“We are looking for professionals with strong community ties and a passion for creating memorable experiences to help grow the company into new markets,” said Charles Willis, president of Pinot’s Palette. “Our proven systems and extensive corporate support differentiate us from our competitors and make us an ideal franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to bring a strong Paint and Sip concept to their city.”

About Pinot’s Palette: Founded in 2009, Pinot’s Palette is an upscale, entertainment art studio based in Houston, Texas, which combines the appreciation of art and wine through guided, step-by-step painting classes by a trained local artist.

In addition to pre-opening, training, and ongoing support, franchisees are equipped with Pinot Technology Suite (PTS), an automated communication system designed to streamline administrative tasks. The proprietary PTS system has evolved to be the hub of studio management, integrating all aspects of the business from point of sale transactions, tracking reservations, artist scheduling, payroll and more. Easy-to-use business reporting tools and real-time guest information are readily available at the fingertips of franchisees and employees, allowing the business to run more efficiently.

Pinot’s Palette offers both single and multi-unit development opportunities around the country. Interested parties can contact the corporate office for more information at Franchise(at)PinotsPalette(dot)com or visit http://www.pinotspalette.com/Franchise

Today dozens of studios host hundreds of painters each week and the company has become one of the fastest-growing Paint and Sip franchises in the country. For more information, visit http://www.PinotsPalette.com.

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