By Rahul Raghuvanshi
The fast growing popularity of painting while drinking finally seems to have caught a fever in Somerville. After selling out for several Paint Nite events in Somerville, the company has opened its new office at Somerville Avenue to help organize more Paint Nite events in the neighborhood.
The company co-founder Sean McGrail believes that opening a new office in Somerville was an obvious choice for the fast growing company. “Around Boston, Somerville was the third stop and one of the places we wanted to go to,” he said.
The new office is located at 230 Somerville Avenue, near Union Square station. “The proposed T-stop at Union square made the location an ideal spot,” McGrail said.
The company has been organizing Paint Nite events at Casey’s Tavern and Orleans restaurant. McGrail explained that they look for places where they can find enough space to accommodate around 30 people in a bar.
The events involve experienced painters to help participants paint a pre-decided picture. While painting, the participants are free to order food and drinks. Not only are the participants provided with colors, brushes and paper, they are also allowed to take their artwork home.
“This attracts a lot of participants to return back again to paint and decorate their homes with their artwork,” McGrail said.
The newly found concept is gaining huge popularity among people from different ethnic backgrounds and age groups. McGrail believes that the concept strikes a chord with almost everyone as drinking and painting are pass times all around the world.
The fast growing popularity is evident in the 6,260 likes on Facebook. McGrail takes pride in the fact that all events have been selling out since the third week of inception of the company in March 2012. Currently, the company is operating in over 25 cities and is expected to launch soon in Europe.