Our Story

Our Story

Meet Patrick & Christy Williams

Owners Patrick and Christy WilliamsIn search for a fun activity for a date night, Patrick took Christy to a Bottle & Bottega art party. They both fell in love with the experience. Passionate about art and all things inspirational, Christy enjoyed their time there so much so that she started working at the Chicago locations as an Assistant Manager and Artist.

While working and living in Chicago, the couple began searching for an opportunity to grow their own business. They both had an entrepreneurial mindset and desire to implement innovative ideas. Christy’s background in PR/Marketing and experience with small business startups were complimentary to Patrick’s consulting career in business growth and development. They wanted to bring their relationship and their new business back to the Minneapolis area where Patrick grew up.

They didn’t have to search far as Bottle & Bottega made for a great fit! Even Bottle & Bottega’s core values (inspiration, success, commitment and fun) align with the couple’s way of life. They also believe that there is an inner artist in everyone and look forward to aiding their guests in that discovery process. Along with many family and friends residing in the Minneapolis area, Patrick and Christy feel the community will enjoy the experience that a little wine, creativity and paint can provide!

Testimonials

  • Bottle & Bottega "What an amazing, welcoming space they have set up in the heart of Uptown!"

    Mike M.

  • Bottle & Bottega "The painting process was fun. Definitely a fun change of pace for date night."

    Ashley B.

  • Bottle & Bottega "The studio is warm and inviting in the heart of uptown."

    Kristin R.

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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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