My Story

My Story

Meet Maris Sotsky

Owner Maris SotskyI experienced my first Bottle & Bottega event in Chicago with a group of friends and had an incredibly fun experience. But after living in Chicago for several years, I threw away my winter coat and headed south to Miami. I fell in love with Miami for its beautiful weather, vibrant atmosphere and emerging art scene. What was missing for me, however, was more fun entertainment options where people could relax and enjoy time with their friends. Then it hit me: Miami needed a Bottle & Bottega!

A student of fine art and art history in college, I’ve always held art and creativity near to my heart. After spending most of my career working in nonprofits, I decided to explore giving back to the community in a different kind of way: by making art fun and accessible to everyone, all the time. Bottle & Bottega makes that vision a reality. Glass of wine or beer in hand, our artists work with all skill levels and easily walk you through turning a blank canvas into your very own masterpiece in just a couple of hours.

Whether you live in Miami or are visiting town for a few nights, Bottle & Bottega will provide a memorable experience for you and your friends. Our events are stress-free and we’ll take care of everything you need to have a great time. I look forward to welcoming you to one of our events soon and helping you uncork your inner artist!

Testimonials

  • Bottle & Bottega "Would definitely come back to Bottle & Bottega over some of the other studios!"

    Greg K.

  • Bottle & Bottega "Everyone was super helpful and accommodating from the planning and throughout the actual event."

    Jessie R.

  • Bottle & Bottega "My mom and I went to Bottle and Bottega for Mother's Day and had an awesome time!"

    Jeysa P.

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Bottle & Bottega’s History

  • 2009 Founder Stephanie King-Myers creates her first masterpiece - the paint and sip concept was born
  • 2011 Franchise Executive Nancy Bigley partners with Stephanie and the concept that started as “Bottles & Brushes” gives way to the “Bottle & Bottega” brand that we all know and love
  • 2011 The Bottle & Bottega flagship studio in Lakeview opened. Then, the brand expanded through national franchising, giving us over 25+ locations nationwide
  • 2011 We innovate the “paint and sip” concept by focusing on all art forms (not just paint), to ensure we are always fresh & creative
  • 2011 We created and launched Paint Your Pet, glass painting, and nude male figure painting parties
  • 2012 MILESTONE! We hosted our 20,000th painter
  • 2013 We raised over $20k for local charities via our Bottle & Bottega Fundraiser Parties
  • 2013 We launched our electronic Loyalty Program to reward our VIPs
  • 2014 Launched black canvas painting parties
  • 2014 USA Today names Bottle & Bottega one of the best franchise concepts for Moms
  • 2015 Bottle & Bottega is named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top New Franchises” list
  • 2016 Bottle & Bottega is named in Franchise Business Review’s “Best of the Best” list
  • 2016 We launch even more new product line initiatives, including mosaics on canvas, Illumin-Art, and art masking.
  • 2017 Bottle & Bottega launches our new painting on wood pallet parties!
  • 2017 Bottle & Bottega ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

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