A Brush in One Hand, a Blush in the Other

By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: June 10, 2015

There really isn’t anything much better then sharing a bottle of good wine with friends on a warm, summer evening. How about adding in some arts and crafts and making the setting a real winery? Okay, that makes things better.

Running Vines Winery is the place; the place for their awesome wine and canvas events. Nicole Caylor, owner of running Vines thought it was a perfect event to hold at the winery.

We like to keep different events going in the community so people can come out and have a good time and have some good wine," Caylor said. "Everyone can socialize and have a good time while showing off their artistic sides."

So guests grabbed their paint brushes and began to paint while simultaneously sipping delicious wine. Elements of Entertainment, an event planning business located in downtown Chesterton, had partnered with Running Vines to make the night possible.

"Everyone loves to dink wine and paint so this is a great combination," Nancy Jurick, owner of Elements of Entertainment said. "We like to work with other local businesses to make fun things happen for our community."

The pretty picture that everyone painted was a patriotic portrayal, just in time for Independence Day. Attendees were able to take their newly created works of art home to display for the upcoming holiday, and a bottle or two of wine if they so choose to purchase, which many did.

At the same time, the Running Vines inaugural fun runs got under way. These will be ongoing events for the Chesterton running community to enjoy. Nicole is an avid runner and she sees no reason why she can’t combine her two loves: running and wine.

“I’ve partnered with Extra Mile Fitness in Valpo to bring these fun runs here,” Nicole said. "The fun runs are a great way to add fun and fitness into the socialization."

Though it did rain, that didn't stop many of the runners and they shot off into the showers, thinking of it as a natural way to cool off in the summer heat. For those who didn't want to be out in the elements, they came inside to Running Vines and enjoyed a glass of wine.

For more information on Running Vines Winery, visit their website or better yet, stop in for a visit!

To see more upcoming events for Running Vines, check out their Facebook page!