Paint your own ‘Starry Night’

Published 10:30 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Families, children and others with an artistic itch will have the opportunity to spend an evening with a paintbrush in downtown Suffolk this weekend.

Suffolk Tourism is partnering with Paint Me Purple Studios for “A Night Under the Stars” paint party at 7 p.m. Friday at the Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 N. Main St. Space is limited and advance reservations are required on Thursday at the latest, with about 20 spots left as of Tuesday, according to Visitor Center Supervisor Kevin Sary.

Participants will use provided painting materials to do their own rendition of “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh with careful instruction by Kim Ellis, owner of Paint Me Purple Studios. They’ll also enjoy some tasty star-themed treats during the 90 or so minutes they’ll have to complete their paintings under the night sky.


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“It’s a fun and fairly easy activity that’s not expensive for families,” Sary said. “You can even have dinner somewhere downtown beforehand, then come and paint a masterpiece to take home.”

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 17. Children younger than 5 years old are not recommended to participate. Search “A Night Under the Stars” paint party on to purchase tickets or call Paint Me Purple Studios at 773-4175.