The Bottle & Bottega Story

Our Story

Discovering Creativity

Owners STephanie King-Meyers and Nancy BigleyIn 2009, Stephanie King-Myers and Nancy Bigley, two incredibly creative, energetic, and driven individuals, decided to leave their successful corporate careers to follow their passion. Together, they combined their vision and talent to create Bottle & Bottega, Chicago’s first paint and sip studio. From the beginning, Stephanie and Nancy wanted to create a space that was elegant and beautiful, but also relaxed and comfortable for their guests. With an emphasis on creating real art and lasting memories, Bottle & Bottega is all about trying something new, spending time with friends, and having fun. We check our pretensions at the door, offering a warm, welcoming environment that will leave you feeling encouraged and inspired.

Taking the Party Coast to Coast

As the success of Bottle & Bottega Chicago grew, so did Stephanie and Nancy’s dream of spreading creativity and joy across the nation. In 2011, the duo began expanding their painting and wine concept through national franchising.

“There is no greater feeling than to see your vision replicated, bringing smiles and success to others across the country,” says Nancy.

Now, our paint and sip parties stretch from coast to coast. From public painting parties to private events, fundraisers, off-site pop-ups, and more, we’re helping individuals uncork their creativity across the nation.

Art for Everyone

At Bottle & Bottega, we believe that everyone has an inner artist that wants to come out and play. We routinely find that our self-declared “non-artistic” guests leave our classes with a beautiful work of art that they’re proud of—not to mention a whole new set of memories. So, grab a canvas (…or wood pallet, or glassware), a couple of friends, and a bottle of wine and get ready unleash YOUR inner artist!

Book your upcoming event with Bottle & Bottega! Call or email us today to learn more!


  • Bottle & Bottega "You, by far, exceeded my expectations."

    CEO, EVisions

  • Bottle & Bottega "There were tons of laughs, comments on how we are going to quit our jobs and become artists (it was definitely the wine talking), and a great memory that we all walked away with."


  • Bottle & Bottega "We left so relaxed, happy and wanting to come back again!"

    Amy S.

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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