In the back of Gusano’s Pizza, the downtown Thursday night crowd halfheartedly watches sports. But the front of the restaurant swirls with the energy of an ’80s aerobics studio, Anna Gronewold writes in Tuesday's Style section.
Painting instructor Adam Crockett is its Richard Simmons — colorful, positive, empowering. He calls a steady stream of motivation into a headset microphone, maybe a decibel too loud, and a feel-good playlist pulses in the background.
Social painting isn’t new to Little Rock, but a nomadic business model is. Paint Nite, which operates in 87 cities in Canada and the United States, collaborates with local bars and restaurants to host alcohol-fueled group painting lessons.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.