Small Business Highlight-Uptown Art

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Uptown Art

Are you looking for something fun to do with a group of friends?  Do you need to plan a bridal shower or even a work “team building” event?  Well we are excited to share a great idea with you!  This month, we are featuring Uptown Art in our Small Business Highlight blog series.

Uptown Art is a fun place to “Meet, Drink, and Paint Happy!”  In an effort to help you learn more about this fun and exciting business, we are sharing an interview with owner Lisa Cheek.

What ​was the inspiration behind opening Uptown Art?​

I fell in love with the “paint and sip” concept about 8 years ago when I attended a class.  It was a fantastic experience.  Everyone in the class had such fun and their paintings were remarkable.  It was so much fun that I decided to open my own in 2009.  My first studio was in Greenville, SC and I opened the Clemson, SC location in 2015.

Why do you think Uptown Art is a great location and event for someone to host their party?

Uptown Art is the perfect place to host a party.  We host all kinds of events from corporate team builders to bridal showers, birthday parties for all ages, school/summer field trips, bachelorette parties and even a few baby showers.  Hosts choose their party date, invite their closest friends/family, and even get to pick the painting from our database of incredible artwork to enjoy creating during their party.  We know how to throw a party!

Can you explain what you mean by saying you are a “social art experience” on your website?

“Social art experience” is the perfect phrase to describe Uptown Art.  Customers start with a blank canvas and our talented artists guide them step-by-step to create their own artistic masterpieces.  Our 2 and 3-hour classes are held in a group setting so our team not only teaches them to paint but also entertains them.  Our customers come to Uptown Art to relax, socialize, and celebrate!  There’s music, laughter, games, and most of all FUN!  I love when customers leave a class.  Their smiles tell it all!

What are some of the paintings you have done in the past? Do you have a favorite? If so, what is it and why?

We have so many paintings that are our favorites, as well as our customer favorites.  But, if I had to pick one, it would be the Romance series by professional artist, Karen Tarlton.  There is Winter Romance, Evening Romance, Spring Romance, Autumn Romance and even Christmas Romance.  Karen’s use of colors are eye-catching and attract a large audience.  Our customers absolutely love her paintings.  We have lots of beautiful artwork.  Uptown Art licenses art from 15 professional artists and has a team of corporate artists.

You can find Uptown Art at their new studio location in Greenville:

1451 Woodruff Road Ste P (behind Chick-Fil-A)

Phone: 864-915-0777  Email:

Or at their Clemson location:

111 Earle Street Suite D        Clemson, SC 29631

Phone: 864-506-5307  Email:

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