Pinot’s Palette® to open first location in Minnesota

When Mila Krol took her mother to a painting event for her 60th birthday celebration, she walked away with the biggest gift of all: The desire to open a Pinot’s Palette location of her own.

This month, that dream is coming true, as Mila Krol brings fun and creativity to St. Louis Park, MN. The first ever Pinot’s Palette paint-and-sip studio will open at 4712 Excelsior Blvd on February 27. Members of the media are invited to attend a special sneak preview on February 19 at 6:30 PM.

Mila Krol was employed as an IT Program Manager at a local retail giant, when that one special night with her mother changed her entire life.

“I watched my timid and unsure mother go through a transformation and turn into a confident and proud woman,” Mila Krol said. “I knew Pinot’s Palette could be an incredible destination in my own hometown to fill a void for adults looking to have fun and express their creativity. I looked around the room and everyone was smiling and having fun. That’s when it crystallized – I want to own a place like this.”

St. Louis Park holds a special place in Mila Krol’s heart, as this is where she and her family began their life as new American citizens when they immigrated here from the former Soviet Union in 1990. “This is life coming full circle for me,” Mila Krol said.

Part of the proceeds from the grand opening will go to The Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota. Mila Krol’s nephew Zander, who had complications at birth, was just released to go home after 2 weeks in the NICU.

“The staff was extremely supportive and knowledgeable,” Mila Krol said. “They took excellent care of my nephew and made a constant effort to put the rest of the family at ease. Now I can thank them by using my own business for this fundraiser.”

Pinot’s Palette St. Louis Park provides all art supplies needed for each painting class. Guests can register online now to attend two-hour classes ($38/painter) or three-hour ($48/painter) classes. A featured painting, guided by a local artist, is recreated step-by-step. No art experience required.

Pinot’s Palette St. Louis Park offers a unique paint-and-sip experience by adding focus on food to the painting experience. Locally made cured meats and cheeses from Red Table and Lone Grazer Creamery, artisan crepes, extensive wine list and locally made beer can be expected by guests. Other fun surprises await.

Participants must be 21 or older to drink.

Private parties, kid’s parties, fundraisers and company team-building events are also offered in a roomy main studio that can seat up to 55 guests or a cozier private room that can seat up to 20. Pinot’s Palette St. Louis Park is a great venue for bachelorette parties, girls’ night out, birthdays, church groups, and so much more. Guests can even request one-of-a-kind artwork for the evening.