The Paint Bar is perfect for every kind of private party, including corporate team-building events and fundraisers. We host birthday parties, bachelorette parties, bridal and baby showers, anniversary parties — in fact, every kind of get-together you can think of!
- Our spaces are available for your private event anytime there is not a general session already scheduled on our Calendar.
- Minimum numbers of attendees will vary according to the day and time of the event.
- You are welcome to bring in any food and non-alcoholic beverages. Catering options are also available.
- Wine and bottled beer are available for purchase.
Plan a Private Event that Suits Your Group!
A great private party begins with a creative idea. Bring your friends, family, teammates, or co-workers to The Paint Bar and we’ll tailor an event that works perfectly for your group. Custom paintings are an option.
Choose from the following experiences:
Everyone Follows Along
Your party gets step-by-step instruction and everyone paints on their own canvas as the artist teaches either a custom painting or one from our library.
Two people pair up to paint two separate images that work together and complement each other.
Working Together as a Group
This is a full-out collaborative effort where your guests create several paintings that can be hung on the wall to form a mural. People may work on various size canvases to create the final piece of art.
This idea works especially well for a bridal or baby shower in which guests create a mural to be hung in the home or nursery. Corporate groups can create a collaborative piece to display in the office.
How It Works
We hold our weekday private parties in the mornings and afternoons with a minimum requirement of 10 people. We are flexible with regard to the timing as long as you start no later than 1:30 pm. The session will be about 2.5 hours, depending on the painting and number of people.
Our spaces are available for private parties on Tuesday through Thursday evenings with minimum requirements of 58 and 38 people respectively.
Our weekend private parties are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9 am-12 noon (kids parties are from 9:30-11:30 am).
Our spaces are available for private parties Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings with minimum requirements of 58 people in Newton and 38 people on Newbury Street. A room rate of $2,610 and $1,710, respectively, will apply to both locations. The session will be 2.5-3 hours, depending on the painting and number of people.
All painting supplies and instruction are provided, including a 16’ x 20’ canvas (or other material that you paint on), acrylic paint, brushes, easels, and aprons.
Best of all, you may pick the painting! Please see our library to make your selection.
What to Wear
We provide aprons, but recommend wearing something you and your guests wouldn't mind getting paint on just in case! Acrylic paint will stain your clothes.
Food and Beverage
Beer and wine are available for purchase. (BYOB is not permitted by law in Boston or Newton). We are not a bar, but offer an assortment of popular wine (purchased by the glass) and bottled beer for your enjoyment while painting. You may run a tab for your group.
We also have snacks for sale and a variety of restaurants in the area. You may bring in any food. We can make suggestions for local caterers if you prefer.
Standard pricing is $45 per person for a private event (with the exception of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings when a room rate of $2,610 for Newton and $1,710 for Newbury Street applies). Daytime private events require a $100 non-refundable deposit, applied to the balance on the day of the party with a minimum of 10 people. Evening private events require to be paid in full at the time of the room reservation.
Custom paintings are an option and are priced at between $100 and $200.