Michelle Scruggs introduces visitors to Oktoberfest on Saturday to the Art and Wine Shop on Trade. Scruggs will base her photography business in the shop and an Art and Wine shop at 205 Trade Street will feautre instructors teaching art.
Robert Decker, a local painter, (not show in this photo) was on hand Saturday to guide budding artists drawing a Halloween scene. The Art and Wine Shop was open inviting Oktoberfest visitors inside.
Artists learning to paint Saturday are forward in the building with the huge blackboard on the left side of the studio. Michelle Scruggs Photography will also occupy the building with her business.
Michelle Scruggs Photography will also be located inside the shop.
The shop will feature painting classes with instruction from greater Greer artists. Instructors will feature one-on-one instruction in the evening and specialized classes in photography, cake decorating, jewelry and other crafts. No talent is necessary.
"I'm a Greer girl, lived here all my life, and I wanted to put my business dowtown because this is where it's at," Scruggs said. "I can remember when nothing was going on down here."
Robert Decker will among the guest artists. He has been the instructor on Monday nights at the Stomping Grounds the past summer. “This is more a step one-two-three of painting,” Decker said. “This is more the community learning and having fun at the event.”
All painting supplies will be provided and the artists will guide guests step-by-step on the projects. The shop has a huge chalkboard allowing artists to draw and for the owners to provide calendar and special offers up top. A stage with an easel provides the artist to address the class and discuss techniques and answer questions.
The business is at 205 Trade Street, formerly the Grapevine and salon before it went vacant. The independent film “Entrusted” finished up filming Sunday at the building.
Customers may bring their choice of beverage, including wine, and stacks to enjoy the evening’s activities.
Special events may be scheduled including birthday parties, corporate events, private parties, children’s birthdays and classes, bridal parties and paint for the cause.
The web site is under construction. Registration will be allowed on line. Call 469-6425 for more information for the Art and Wine shops and Michelle Scruggs Photography.
• Saturday, Oct. 27. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pumpkin painting for kids. Bring a pumpkin. Painting supplies and refreshments will be provided. $10 per child.