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Celebrate Halloween at Pinot’s Palette

Besides adorning the walls with ghosts, spiderwebs and other Halloween decor, Pinot Pallette is displaying spooky halloween-themed paintings. (Photo credit: Caitlyn Berman)
Besides adorning the walls with ghosts, spiderwebs and other Halloween decor, Pinot Pallette is displaying spooky halloween-themed paintings. (Photo credit: Caitlyn Berman)

On Oct. 31, from 8-10 p.m., Pinot’s Palette will be hosting a Hallow’s Eve Party, featuring a costume contest, prizes, seasonal drinks and more.

The cost for this spooktacular night is $40, which includes a canvas, paint and supplies needed and direction from a skilled artist teaching the class. The party will be open to all ages, and for those over 21, the bar will be serving blood punch, Liquid Metal beer from Black Bottle Brewery and the seasonal bottled beers from Odell, New Belgium and Fort Collins Breweries.

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“This is our second Halloween party at Pinot’s … Last year we had a costume contest and fun prizes, sometimes dance contests; it was definitively a success,” said Kim Fain, co-owner of Pinot’s Palette. 

This year’s party will include a “Screamtastic prize” for the costume contest’s winner and two secret prizes for the runner-ups.

“We’ll also have some prizes based on trivia questions,” said Tony Curtis, co-owner of Pinot’s Palette. “Some of which could include a free drink, or maybe even a free class.”

Pinots is extremely fun, especially to teach,” said Jenna Mishoe, a CSU senior studying art education and a Pinot’s Palette teacher. “The environment has really high energy, and the trained artists are interactive and helpful. The bar is definitely a bonus to the action; the bartender even takes song requests from painters to enhance the vibe.”

The painting of the night will be a haunted house, spooky and colorful.

Kryssi will be teaching the painting that night, and she’s full of life and energy. We expect an absolute fun time,” Curtis said.

“I’ve never done this event before, it’ll be my first time,” said Paige Deuel, CSU alumna and Pinot’s Palette employee. “We’re all gonna dress up  I know the artist that night is going to be a wolf goddess, so it’ll definitely be fun.”

This event, taking place one hour later than usual classes, starts at 8 p.m. so people will have time to be with their families or do some trick-or-treating beforehand.

Aside from scheduled events, Pinot’s Palette also offers private parties the chance to use one of the two studios if they desire a more intimate setting.

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“I’ve gone to Pinot’s with my work and we had a private room. It was a blast; we’re actually going back again later this week,” said Jenny Berman, a Fort Collins resident.

To buy tickets or learn more about the Hallow’s Eve Party, visit Pinot’s Palette’s website, where a calendar is posted detailing other seasonal classes for the upcoming months.

Collegian A&E Writer Caitlyn Berman can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @CaitlynBerman.

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