Arts and Entertainment

October 17, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, V.A. (October 17, 2016) Wine & Design, the leading paint and sip franchise that provides chic, upbeat spaces for memories and masterpieces, announces the opening of its newest location in Alexandria. To celebrate the opening, Wine & Design is inviting the community to seven days of festivities starting Saturday, October 22nd to Friday, October 28th packed with themed parties, live music, discounted classes, giveaways, and other special offers.


Studio owners, Rachel Bell and Camille Herrera, became best friends in September 2014 and began their quest for a creative business concept to bring to the Alexandria area. In October 2015, they joined forces to launch their Wine & Design on Wheels program, bringing their artistry all over northern Virginia. Determined to make a lasting impression on the community, the duo decided to open their brick and mortar studio to share Wine & Design's unparalleled concept with locals.


"We've enjoyed creating relationships with residents through our Wine & Design on Wheels program and can't wait to continue connecting with the community through this new studio," said Herrera, studio owner.


With more than 70 locations across the country, Wine & Design is committed to providing memorable and lasting experiences. Believing that chic, sophisticated experiences shouldn't always come at a high price, Wine & Design is affordable without sacrificing what makes it special.


"Wine & Design is such a unique concept and we're elated to introduce Alexandria to our new location," said Bell, studio owner. "We want to build a stronger relationship with the community through our classes and fundraisers. We want to give back to local groups and organizations."


Wine & Design's Alexandria studio is located at 1506 Belle View Blvd. Suite D, Alexandria, VA 22307. For more information or to reserve a space for the upcoming grand opening celebration, please call (571) 882-9463, email or visit


The full schedule of the seven-day grand opening celebration is as follows:


Date:                     Saturday, October 22nd Grand Opening Party

Time:                    1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Details:                Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, live music, caricatures, live painting, refreshments

*First 15 people to show up receive a free swag bag.


Date:                Sunday, October 23rd Art Buzz Kids Party

Time:               1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 

Details:                $10 classes for kids, music, candy, popcorn and more! Costumes encouraged


Date:                Monday, October 24th Small Business Soiree

Time:               4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 

Details:                $5 class, complimentary wine, hors d'oeuvres and class giveaways


Date:                Tuesday, October 25th Open Studio

Time:               12:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 

Details:                $20 class, complimentary wine, giveaways, and drawings for free classes 


Date:                Wednesday, October 26th BYOBF (Bring Your Own Best Friend) Party

Time:               7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Details:                BOGO class for $30 includes complimentary wine 


Date:                Thursday, October 27th Studio Class

Time:               7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Details:                BOGO class includes complimentary wine 


Date:                Friday, October 28th Paint it Forward for Animal Rescue League

Time:                7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Details:                $50 class with 25% proceeds benefiting the Animal Rescue League



About Wine & Design

Wine & Design provides "memories and a masterpiece" in just two hours. Painting sessions are led by a local artist who provides step-by-step instructions to first-time painters, aspiring artists, or self-proclaimed pros that result in an individualized work of art. Wine & Design accepts general reservations for nightly painting classes, and we offer programs through our five lines of business: Private Parties offer a creative twist for showers, birthday parties and reunions, just to name a few; Art Buzz Kids programs include children's classes, summer camps and 'Parent and Me' programs; Design On Wheels brings the painting party to your home, office or event venue; Team Building packages merge art, teamwork and fun for your business or organization; and Paint it Forward programs are available each month with a portion of the proceeds going to a local charity. For more information on our programs, or to schedule an event or class, please visit Wine & Design is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and has 70 studios nationwide.