January 5, 2016 – Somerville, MA – Muse Paintbar is now open at Assembly Row in Somerville (461 Artisan Way). The new location, spanning 2,500 square feet, marks great growth for the locally-grown brand; it will open an additional Muse Paintbar at MarketStreet Lynnfield next Wednesday January 13, 2016. With these two new locations, each spanning 2,500 square feet, Muse Paintbar has a portfolio of four different Massachusetts locations and a total of 14 locations on the East Coast, spanning from Maine to New York.


Muse Paintbar’s popularity can be attributed to its lovable and novel experience: the ability for beginner and advanced painters alike to tap into their creativity in a relaxed social setting. Guests create a painting with detailed guidance and encouragement from a local artist; as they paint, they can enjoy beer and wine as well as small bites. Muse Paintbar also offers special events such as Couples’ Nights and Family Days, and private parties for events ranging from bachelorettes, girls’ nights out, children’s birthdays, and corporate team building sessions. Muse is managed by president and co-founder, Stan Finch, a graduate of Harvard Business School and Vanessa Leigh, co-founder and lead artist.


“We are experiencing an exciting growth year. Opening at Assembly Row signifies a smart and thoughtful expansion to an area just north of Boston that will appreciate Muse’s unique combination of entertainment and art,” says Co-Founder Stan Finch.


Muse Paintbar’s location at Assembly Row was a natural fit – the development was named one of Boston Globe Magazine’s 2015 “Game Changers,” and Boston Business Journal deemed it among the “transformative projects shaping Greater Boston.” Muse Paintbar will add to phenomenal entertainment offerings and will join a total of over 30 national branded retail outlets and 15 eateries. Located just three miles north of Boston and accessible by the Assembly Row T stop on the Orange Line, Muse Paintbar will nicely fit into the Somerville’s artistic culture while also being located just minutes from the city.   


“Muse allows local artists to share our passion and create art in a fun, relaxed atmosphere,” said Vanessa Leigh, co-founder and lead artist of Muse Paintbar. “Art can be intimidating, but we break down barriers by providing simple directions that allow people to gain confidence. By the end of the session, they’ve had fun and can take home an original work of art.”


An average session at Muse Paintbar costs $35; the cost includes paint, canvas and apron. Prices may vary on weekends as well as for special sessions and private parties. To participate, guests simply visit, choose their location, scroll through the online calendar to view each evening’s one or two different paintings, and sign up online. An a la carte menuis offered of wine, beer and snacks. Through active fundraising efforts, Muse Paintbar donates more than five percent of annual profits to local charities.


Muse Paintbar Assembly Row is located at 461 Artisan Way in Somerville. Additional locations in Massachusetts include the soon-to-open MarketStreet Lynnfield (1130 Market Street), Foxboro (217 Patriot Place), and Hingham (15 Shipyard Drive). For more information, visit


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