The ARTifact Ceramic Bar is a 'restaurant-style' art studio for all ages. It specializes in ceramic and glass painting where you chose it, paint it, take it and use it.
Alisha Brunelli is the director of ARTifact Ceramic Bar and says the ceramic bar started about three years ago after one of Binghamton's First Fridays. The studio offered ceramic and glass painting as something fun to do during the event. It became popular and dropped in on a whim to choose things to paint and create on the spot. Brunelli thought the ceramic bar would be a wonderful business. So she expanded it and created ARTifact Ceramic Bar.
People who come to the art studio, either dropping in or a private party, choose an item, glass or ceramic, they are then given paints and are free to do as they please with the item. Brunelli and the staff are there to help people with whatever they need.
There are so many items to choose from including wine glasses, mason jars, vases, jewelry dishes, piggy banks and more.
Brunelli says she wanted to make art accessible to the general public so people that wouldn't normally see themselves as creative or artistic people had a comfortable, fun and ight-hearted environment to come in and make something that makes them smile and they can use every day and look at and have a memory associated with.
People can book a party, drop-in and paint, take a class or there are a la carte events. Drop-in hours are on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturdays 12 p.m . to 5 p.m. and on First Fridays from 1 p.m .to 4 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Go online to learn more about the studio, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 237-8246.
ARTifact Ceramic Bar is located upstairs of The Brunelli Art Center at 186 State Street in Binghamton.