Bechtler By Night: Paint N' Sip

Bechtler By Night: Paint N' Sip




Raise your hand if you're ready for fall! This month, unleash your inner artist and create an autumn masterpiece with the aid of our specially-trained teaching artist who will guide you through the process! There are two, one hour sessions at 6 or 8 p.m in the second-floor classroom. Each session is $20.00. 

Reserve your session below!

Click here to sign up for the 6 p.m. session.

Click here to sign up for the 8 p.m. session.

Performing on stage in the lobby, guests can listen to the band, up/dn (United People/ Doing Nothing) a music collective of three artists – Dave Haire, Chris Walters, and Ryan Persaud. Brought together by pure love for what machines can create alongside a plethora of instrumental talent this insatiable wave of artists strive to push boundaries and exude passion through their every pore.Visuals provided by Mike Todd. 

The artwork on view at the Bechtler is meant to be shared with the entire community, and the museum delivers on that commitment by opening the galleries for free to the public every third Friday of the month. Combine that with interactive art activities, games, live entertainment and a full bar and you’ve got Bechtler By Night!

Bechtler By Night lets you experience the museum galleries for free from 5-9 p.m. every third Friday of the month, with an extra magic hour this month dedicated to the performance of up/dn and Mike Todd.

Gather friends and view the extensive Bechtler collection under the cover of the night sky!


  • Free Admission from 5-10 p.m.
  • Exhibitions on View: 2 - Framing It!; 4 - Wrestling the Angel
  • Gallery games and scavenger hunts
  • Bechtler BINGO - Raffle prize!
  • Enjoy light bites and a cash bar
  • Lobby: Paint your own mini masterpiece
  • Classroom: Autumn paint n sip at 6pm and 8pm (1 hour sessions)
  • Featured Cocktail: Apple Cider Moscow Mule

#BechtlerByNight occurs every third Friday of the month, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Admission and museum activities are free. There will be a cash bar serving wine, beer, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages.

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