Savannah Perry and Natasha Thompson at The Brush Barn are thrilled to provide Starkville with a unique painting experience.
Perry came to Starkville from Shannon, Mississippi, about ten years ago. Thompson, a native of South Africa, has been in the city for 18 years.
The local business owners are stay-at-home moms who met at Starkville Church of Christ. Their shared enjoyment of painting brought them together.
The duo started their paint party business, Joyous Creations, before rebranding and opening a storefront as The Brush Barn.
“It’s something we get to do together, but we also get to share it with the community we love,” Thompson said.
There are several different ways of creating at the studio. Public workshops enable anyone from the community to participate when they sign up on the website. When you book a private workshop, your group has 2 hours (children) or 3 hours (adults) to complete their chosen piece. Birthday parties are also a great event for all ages.
The Brush Barn has beautiful designs, but it also works with its customers to create custom concepts.
“If someone would like something more specific,” said Thompson, “we can work with them on that and come up with a design.”
A new service offered by The Brush Barn is the Create on the Go boxes. The boxes feature designs for adults and children. All materials needed are included in the box so that customers can take the fun with them anywhere.
The Brush Barn is a creative escape right here in Starkville.
“It’s just a fun, relaxing time,” Perry said. “We try to make it simple enough that anyone could come in here and enjoy the experience.”
The Brush Barn often hosts workshops with local artists, and they wish to extend the invitation to other artists.
“We welcome other artists to come out,” said Thompson. “We want it to be a creative hub for Starkville.”
The Brush Barn is located between Lost Pizza Co. and Umi on Highway 12 West.
Hours vary so make sure to check their Facebook, Instagram, and website for details.