Leonardo da Vinci was a vintner until his wines were criticized for their overuse of charcoal and mysterious smiles. Discover a successful melding of art and libation with today's Groupon: for $60, you get to paint a medium canvas before enjoying your choice of any two wine flights and a tasting plate at Raw Canvas (up to a $124 value).
Raw Canvas brings together creative thinkers and wine drinkers with its hybrid studio/wine bar/tapas lounge. Step into Raw Canvas, slip on a painting smock, and enter its painting pit for unreined painterly bronco-bucking atop a medium blank canvas ($65). Raw Canvas supplies the paints and brushes; customers need only buy the canvas and hatch the artistic platypus egg within. After painting mind-movies onto the canvas, order any of Raw Canvas's wine flights ($13–$22) to celebrate your public display of genius. The Local flight brings together three white wines from Blue Mountain and Lotusland ($13), and the Raw, Red, Righteous flight culls four red wines from Lotusland, Domaine de Courbissac, and Torres ($22). All featured wines are crafted with organic and sustainable agriculture practices.
In addition to the wine flight and painting session, Raw Canvas also serves up tasting plates (up to $15), using organic and biodynamic ingredients from local farmers and suppliers whenever possible. Wash down pigments and potables with your choice of meats and cheeses, which include a quail and pear terrine, a duck liver and pink pepper mousse, Holland goat gouda, and comté arnaud reserve.
- It's a nice place for everyone who can also come to meet other people, discuss many topics and get immersion in art as a performer or just an attender [sic]. Fresh and home-made organic food and served drinks can stop everyone at that place at least for a short moment. Then you fall in love with the place and its atmosphere - and come back again, for sure! – Joseph Boltrukiewicz, Digital Journal
- I just don't think I will ever look at bars the same way again because this place just takes the cake. – Dani B., Yelp
94% of 125 customers recommend
“Please start serving espresso! I'd really love a decaf latte with my cheesecake next time :)”
“if you go to the early seating judge if you want to have your food after or before you start painting so you have enough time to paint as well because people are...”
“if you go to the early seating judge if you want to have your food after or before you start painting so you have enough time to paint as well because people are coming in after you”
“Not a lot of instruction, wouldn't recommend for people with no experience. ”
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