Painting Pets

Our pets inspire us in many ways — and many famous artists have been particularly inspired.   In the 1930’s, for instance, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo painted pets into her famous self- portraits. Here she is with a pet spider monkey named Fulang-Chang.   In 1957, the little dachshund “Lump” inspired Pablo Picasso to spontaneously […]

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A Win for Olympic Artists

Congrats to Needham native Aly Raisman and the enire US Women’s Gynastic Team on winning team gold in Rio! It’s obviously a huge win for our athletes. But did you know the Olympic games also showcase talented artists? This year, rather than choosing one design to be the official poster representing the Summer Games, the […]

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Party Time for Bachelorettes

It’s Bachelorette season and we have reason to be pretty excited here at The Paint Bar — Our own Jackie is getting married this Fall! As the wedding approaches, we’ll be sure to share the details. For now, we’re talking Bachelorette party! Jackie has decided to make a Summer’s day of it. She and her […]

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School’s Out For Summer!

Hooray! It’s SUMMER VACATION! Finally, kids get the chance to spend time doing what they truly enjoy. Whether it’s swimming, running, or tennis, it’s the perfect chance for kids to foster their talents and hobbies. If your kids love art, sign them up for our popular Kids Camp in Newton, the last two weeks of […]

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Happy 4th of July, Boston!

Of all the holidays to live in Boston, this is certainly the one! Our independence from Britain began here 240 years ago. In fact, Massachusetts was the first state to officially declare the 4th of July a holiday, in 1781. Boston has a great deal to offer this weekend in terms of celebration. Here are […]

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Fun Things to Do on Mother’s Day

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a holiday near and dear to our hearts, as ours is a Mother/Daughter business. Here are some great local, personal, and affordable gift ideas for Mom that incorporate the best gift of all — spending time together! M.O.M’s Run: For the athletic mother/child pairs, consider running (or walking) in the Mary […]

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is right around the corner and we’re gearing up to celebrate the wonderful influence of Mexican food, drink, music, dress, and — you guessed it! — art! Mexican artist Frida Kahlo introduced us to beautiful surrealist self portraits, Diego Rivera gave us great murals and frescoes, and Rufino Tamayo produced […]

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Spring Into Boston

Goodbye, snow! For real this time! With spring just around the corner, we thought we’d share with you our top picks for activities to do in and around the city this sunny season. 1) The Charles River The Charles River is without a doubt Boston’s best spot to go on a walk, run, or bike […]

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