A Chat with Art at the Bottega
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We here in central Illinois know that finding something fun to do can sometimes be a challenge. So we started Art at the Bottega. It is a great place to come with friends and learn something you never thought you could do. It is where art meets entertainment! BYOB and find your inner artist!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
You don’t bring anything—we provide canvas, paint, brushes, professional instruction, snacks, soda, water, and music. The only thing you need to bring, if you want, is your own favorite beverage, including wine and beer. No need to bring glasses or openers—we have those too!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We attended a similar business on vacation and had such a blast that we thought we needed to bring it to the Peoria area. The owner, Kaitlyn Mugg, is a fine arts student at Eureka College and wanted to do something she loved every day. Teaching others the wonders of art made those wishes come true.
What do you love most about your job?
There is nothing more fun than hanging out with some great folks, painting and helping them find their inner artists, and seeing the smiles on their faces when they finish their own masterpieces, and the excitement they have to tell all of their friends what a great time they had.