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Fluffy clouds stripe the canvas, mirroring the burnt-orange tones of a fading sunset. On the earth below, a river bisects a green valley. This image—rendered by professional artist Callie Hastings—serves at the guiding template for a painting party at Bull Feeney's, an authentic irish pub. It represents just one of several paintings that novice and experienced artists re-create during events hosted by Paint Nite Portland.
Although a professional painting like Callie's sets the standard for each painting party, there's no pressure to create a polished replication. In fact, Paint Nite Portland emphasizes fun over finesse—participants are encouraged to follow along as the professional dictates each step of the process, but they're ultimately free to paint whatever they want. They can also purchase drinks at their leisure to fuel creativity.
Throughout the year, Paint Nite Portland partners with a handful of local venues and artists that each foster a unique vibe. Regardless of the event at hand, Paint Nite Portland supplies all the essential materials, including brushes, paints, canvases, easels, and aprons.