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.
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,
“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.”