Uncorked Canvas: Beginnings & Future

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Paint and Sip Events at Gig Harbor studio

Things are changing at Uncorked Canvas!

On March 31, 2023, the Uncorked studio at 1121 A Street will close. But don’t worry – you’ll still find our fabulous team of artists ready to Uncork Your Creativity at local venues and private paint parties all around the greater Tacoma area and beyond!

Our famous Paint At Home kits with video instruction will remain available, too!

Want to know more?
Here’s our story from the beginning:

Uncorked Canvas® was established in 2011 in Gig Harbor, Washington, where the business grew well in its first year, even as this “sip and paint” idea was very new to the PNW.

In 2012, as one of the first employees, Rebekah (along with her family) was given the opportunity to purchase the business name, small painting collection, mailing list, and supplies for about 20 painters.

Tacoma Paint and Sip Studio
Inside our studio at 711 St Helens

We then moved everything to downtown Tacoma in the Theatre District, where thousands painted and sipped over the next 7 years.

In 2018 we were able to obtain a handicap-accessible location, which we built out to include a much-requested wine bar, classroom studio, private party room, and DIY crafting.

Then came 2020, when all small businesses in Washington were dealt a hand that was severely stacked against them. We, along with our now drastically-reduced team, pivoted to online classes with paint-at-home kits. We were able to Uncork creativity from a distance by shipping our “everything you need” kits all across the US and even internationally. What a blessing!

Once the State of Washington lifted their roughly two years of business restrictions, we were excited to have people return to paint with us in person. And people loved returning to “normal”, but it hasn’t been enough to make up for the years of losses.

So now what?

Kaitlyn, Rebekah, and Heidi –
the original Tacoma teaching team

Because of the thousands of painters and DIY-ers who have invited us to unleash their “inner artist”; our wonderful teachers who have shared their joy and humor and creativity; the honor of being a part of your birthdays, anniversaries, showers, and proposals (all said “yes!”) – because of all of this, we remain passionate and committed. We love how art and shared experiences have allowed us in to your lives to make a positive impact, so….

This isn’t a goodbye,
it’s just a shift.

Our studio is closing, but Uncorked Canvas is still here. Check our Events Calendar to find where we’ll be next!

THANK YOU to all who have supported our small business over the years. We look forward to many more creative adventures with you in the future.

From the Slusher family and Uncorked Canvas team

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Quick Q&A Section:

  • What happens to my gift certificate/class credit?

    We will be holding regular sip and paint (and craft) events at the studio through March 31st. After that we will host events at venues throughout the greater Tacoma area. You can also redeem gift certificates and credits towards any of our Art at Home kits!
    Registration for events can be done online [events calendar], or you may call Tuesday-Saturday: 253-432-4052. For crafting at home, DIY kits can be purchased online [here].

  • How do I stay updated?

    You can subscribe to our newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of our homepage, and follow our Facebook and Instagram! We also have a Youtube channel 🙂

  • Can I share my favorite Uncorked Canvas experience with you? 

    YES!!! Please share it on our Facebook (@UncorkedCanvas) or Instagram (@uncorkedcanvastacoma). Be sure to tag us! We would LOVE to see it/share it. 

  • When will the studio close?

    The studio at 1121 A Street will have its final event March 31st, 2022.
    Following this, you can find us at local venues and by booking us for your location and private party.

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