Pinot’s Palette Edmond
When Nancy Hubbard first visited Pinot’s Palette, she didn’t expect it to change her life. She just wanted to unwind from her high-stress job. “I had so much fun!” she recalls. “It was the first time in a long time I stopped thinking about work.” Nancy soon returned with her husband, Andy Allen. Soon the couple decided to open their own Pinot’s Palette franchise in Edmond.
“It’s such a relaxing atmosphere,” says Andy. Guests enjoy drinks, snacks, and upbeat background music while they create a painting with step-by-step guidance from trained artists. “The goal is to help people have a good time,” says Nancy. She loves watching guests from different walks of life come together as they paint. “It breaks down social barriers in very positive ways,” she says.
Nancy is an experienced artist who designs natural gas plants at her day job. Andy loved drawing as a child. But they both emphasize that you don’t need talent to create delightful art at Pinot’s Palette. “Even if you’re the worst artist in the world, you’re going to end up with something you feel good about,” Nancy says.
The studio is easy to access, located in The Shoppes at Quail Springs on May and Memorial. There’s ample parking, with several restaurants nearby. Inside, Pinot’s Palette is lovingly furnished with granite countertops and Italian marble in the bathrooms. Guests sip their drinks from real glasses, not plastic cups, and there are plenty of drink options to choose from. The Edmond Pinot’s Palette is the only OKC location with a full bar.
Pinot’s Palette is a great spot for a girls’ night out, but it’s also surprisingly popular with men. “They can come in and paint their truck or Harley during Pop Art Selfie Day,” says Andy. He recently completed a guided painting of Clint Eastwood. The studio is family friendly, and children are welcome at any event.
Both Nancy and Andy are veterans, and so are most of the artists on their staff. “We didn’t plan that,” says Nancy. “It just worked out that way.” Pinot’s Palette offers discounts to veterans, first responders, and teachers. “We want to make it affordable to everyone, especially people who give back to the community,” says Nancy.
Nancy and Andy pay it forward by holding benefit events, like a recent fundraiser for Hearts for Hearing. Pinot’s Palette is also a go-to place for corporate team-building events, parties, and more.
Although they’ve only been open for a few months, the Edmond Pinot’s Palette is already drawing repeat customers. “It gives people such confidence,” Nancy says. “It’s great to see the happiness in people’s faces as they keep getting better and better.”