Explore your artistic side in Cedar Rapids

Most people wouldn’t consider themselves a beatnik, hipster or a bohemian, but nonetheless, we all have a bit of an artistic spirit lurking within.

If you’re itching to explore your artistic side, Cedar Rapids has ample opportunities for families and individuals to get out and experiment with painting, ceramics and various crafts. The best part? You don't even need to don a beret or a tight turtleneck.


Wine and paint

Who would have thought that painting with friends while drinking a mug of beer or a glass of wine would be so popular? When you think about it, it’s a wonder this idea didn’t take root sooner. Across the country, painting instruction at bars and restaurants offered by companies like Paint Nite have become must-do events.

A local favorite that's about 30 minutes south of Cedar Rapids, Brush and Barrel is a go-to center for such painting events. With an extensive list of classes offered each month, you can pick from a number of pictures to paint. In addition, you can use their space for larger events such as company parties or a family reunion.

If you don't want to make the drive south, check out Cork N Canvas for step-by-step painting guidance and yes, wine, right here in Cedar Rapids.

Arts and crafts for kids

So what about more family-centric events? Even if you don't have kids, you need to check out one of the true treasures of Cedar Rapids: The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. The center offers kids classes, adult classes, lectures, summer camps and more. This is a place where kids of all ages can get their hands messy, experiment and create something extraordinary.

Oh, and if appetizers and wine are what you need to be properly inspired, check out their 21-plus Friday Nights Out Series.

To learn more about what makes Cedar Rapids a great place to live at any stage of your life, talk to a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. With years of experience, they know the area, and can help you find an ideal place to settle down and call home.


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