Mermaid Masterpieces has a summer full of fun planned with paint parties and the launch of a scavenger hunt around Newport. The team has been hosting paint parties for all ages since 2015. Instructor Becky Killian, a self-taught artist, provides step-by-step painting instructions and helps individuals find their inner artist. Now, Killian has expanded her company even further with an array of events this summer, including a new scavenger hunt that explores the City by the Sea.
For the scavenger hunts, Killian leads guests through a two-hour adventure visiting local hotspots, discovering Newport’s history and even finding some of the city’s hidden gems. All participants will receive a gift bag filled with goodies to help them navigate the hunt. This activity is perfect for any occasion, such as a birthday party, team building event or a family reunion.
“If you’re a lifelong local or just in town for a few days, it’s a fun way to rediscover Newport,” says Killian.
Mermaid Masterpieces will also be holding in person paint parties and private party bookings this summer. The outdoor paint parties take place at locations all around Rhode Island. These events are geared towards kids, but adults are welcome to enjoy a glass of wine while kids create artwork. There is also an option to book a private event for friends, families, schools, libraries, churches or corporate events.
Bring your inner artists to life, and get another perk…free ice cream. If you book a party with Mermaid Masterpieces or participate in a public event, you will receive a Frosty Freez ice cream voucher. While you enjoy your tasty treat, you may notice a beach-themed mural. This mural was created by Killian and now lives at Frosty Freez, in Middletown. If you take a picture in front of the mural and tag Mermaid Masterpieces on social media, you will be entered for a chance to win an ice cream paint party for ten people.
Head on over to one of the following events that are happening this summer. Reservations are strongly encouraged for all of these events.
July 1- Kids Paint Party at Jamestown Public Library (Jamestown)
July 4- Kids Paint Party at Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth)
July 6- Senior Citizens Paint Party at Martin Luther King Center (Newport)
July 8- Kids Paint Party at Westerly Public Library (Westerly)
July 9- Kids Paint Party at Francis Perkins Library (Worcester MA)
July 10- Painting at Little Compton Community Center (Little Compton)
July 11- Painting and Scavenger Hunt at Artisans and Farmers Market at Vasca da Gama (Newport)
July 11- Kids Paint Party at Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth)
July 14- Paint Party at East Providence Public Library (East Providence)
July 18- Kids Paint Party at Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth)
July 20- Kids Paint Party at Rogers Free Public Library (Bristol)
July 21- Adult Paint Party at Greenville Public Library (Greenville)
July 22- Adult Paint Party at Rogers Free Public Library (Bristol)
July 25- Painting and Scavenger Hunt at Artisans and Farmers Market at Vasca de Gama (Newport)
July 25- Kids Paint Party at Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth)
For more information on events, reservations and how to book, contact Mermaid Masterpieces on Facebook or Instagram @MermaidMasterpieces.