Second Board & Brush to open in Elm Grove

By KATHERINE MICHALETS - Freeman Staff

June 17, 2015

ELM GROVE - After seeing the success the owners of the first Board & Brush were having in Hartland, Gin Kennedy decided she wanted to reproduce the model in Elm Grove.

She plans to open the painting studio July 10 at 13475 Watertown Plank Road. Kennedy purchased a licensing agreement from the original owners, Julie Selby and Maureen Anders. As part of the agreement, Kennedy had the flexibility to change elements of the business, but she said she’s kept it 95 percent the same because it’s proven to work well.

Kennedy attended the Board & Brush Creative Studio in Hartland with friends and “fell in love with the process. It’s really cool and simple.”

Board & Brush has transformed what has become a fairly common business of offering painting classes with the option to drink wine into creating distressed wood signs and drinking wine or beer.

That different approach to a night out involving art appealed to Kennedy. There will a one-month grand opening special from July 10 to Aug. 10, she said.

“If there’s no risk there’s no reward,” Kennedy said of opening her first business. “I hope it’s a good risk and it pays off in the end.”

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