Brushes & Lushes

Brushes & Lushes is a community event providing attendees a casual night out where they can receive step-by-step instruction from a local artist to create a painting from start to finish. Adding to the casual, low pressure feel of the evening, attendees are also able to enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer from one of the Fraser Valley’s many craft breweries. While all attendees start out painting the same image, the finished items are as unique as the artist painting them.

The first Brushes & Lushes took place on October 5, 2017 in partnership with Memento Mori Studios in Abbotsford. Craft beer was provided by Raven’s Brewing Company.

Art instruction was provided by Red Press treasurer, Aymee Leake. The event had a respectable turn out of 14 lushes. Completed pieces were auctioned off, with proceeds going toward Red Press.

Red Press Society plans to host additional Brushes & Lushes again in 2019 and beyond.