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Meet Melissa Trinkl of Vino and Canvas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Melissa Trinkl.

Melissa, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where I received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration with an emphasis in Meetings and Event Management and a Master of Hospitality Administration. With a passion for event planning, my career path led me to wedding planning at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas and later working a fulfilling career as a freelancer for the meeting and convention industry. I then met the love of my life and soon moved to Cave Creek, AZ to start the next chapter.

With a love for art, a palate for wine, and passion for supporting the local community, Vino and Canvas was born. This March, we will celebrate five years since our first painting class (a sold out event where we painted a simplified version of Picasso’s “The Dream”). To date, we have successfully completed over 1,600 events, have partnered with over 80 different locally owned and operated establishments, and have enjoyed painting with over 24,000 painters. That’s a lot of masterpieces!

We currently have over 65 Vino and Canvas VIPs (Very Important Painters) who have each painted with us more than five times in a year’s time. Many have painted with us more than 10, 20, or even 30 times!

I love what I do; what we do. This business wouldn’t be what it is if it weren’t for my amazing team. Their devotion to Vino and Canvas as well as our customers, allows us to thrive as a business. We also owe our success to our customers. Many of them are friends and we now share in baby showers, weddings, birthdays, and other life joys. To have a customer become a life-long friend, is extremely rewarding.

After five years of business, I am now a “mompreneur”. Most days I work from home while taking care of my 2 1/2 year old, Jack, and 6 month old, Charlie Rose. I am thankful for my supportive husband and big hearted mother-in-law who help tremendously with Vino and Canvas. With a busy 2018 ahead, I am looking forward to continued success and growth as a company. Cheers to another five years!

We are a locally owned and operated mobile paint and sip business bringing the painting party to YOU – at your home, office, or neighborhood restaurant. We strive to deliver a premium art experience like no other. Join us for a creative night out. We can’t wait to celebrate life with you.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As a mobile business, we are always searching for new partner restaurants. I am often looking for fun restaurants with great atmosphere, outstanding service, and plenty of space for a painting class.

With many other paint and sip businesses in the Phoenix Valley, it has been important for us to offer outstanding customer service and a selection of paintings that customers want to paint; something unique and original. We want to stand out and create a fun evening to remember.

Please tell us about Vino and Canvas.
The mission of Vino and Canvas is to create a fun and relaxed social art experience while supporting local artists, local businesses, and encouraging the “locals” to explore their artistic side.

Vino and Canvas is a mobile paint and sip business serving the entire Phoenix Valley. We do not have an art studio. As a mobile business, we bring the painting party to YOU! We offer a number of services including public classes, private parties, corporate events, Kiddos and Canvas, and Ooh La La Art parties. Whether it’s painting on canvas, painting on glass, or sketching a live model, you’ll leave with lasting memories.

Each month we offer an average of 15 “public” painting classes to choose from. Everyone is invited! Public events take place at one of our many partner locations through the valley. Visit the Vino and Canvas Event Calendar to see what is coming up next. Come alone or bring a friend. Advanced registration is required online at

Aside from public events, we also offer private and corporate events. Celebrate life with Vino and Canvas! Ideal for birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorette, holiday parties, team building events, etc. With many packages to choose from, you’ll find hosting your own painting event to be easy. We’re also partnered with many HOA communities and offer monthly painting classes to the community residents.

With many of our events adult driven, we also have something fun for the kids. Kiddos and Canvas, a division of Vino and Canvas, is a mobile painting party for kids! Give your child a birthday party to remember. Children ages 5 – 13 create beautiful masterpieces with the assistance of an art instructor.

Ooh La La Art parties are geared towards bachelorette celebrations. We provide a gorgeous male model and step-by-step drawing instruction. Can you say, photo opp? Celebrate the bride to be with a creative night out.

Vino and Canvas is Arizona’s original mobile painting party. We specialize in art classes for all ages and believe in delivering “premium” events with great attention to detail. Our aprons are freshly washed (and folded) after each event. That’s a lot of laundry! We are especially proud of our 5-star reviews on Facebook, Yelp and Google +. The loyalty of our customers is to whom we owe our success.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I were to start over, I would have franchised Vino and Canvas years ago. We are working on franchise opportunities now, so stay tuned.


  • Private Parties and Corporate Events are only $30/person (reg. $45) with a 10 person minimum.
  • Kiddos and Canvas parties are only $25/person with a 10 person minimum.
  • Public classes vary from $25-45. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on current promotions.

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