HELLO SIOUX FALLS, We are here!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking us out.
My name is Stephanie Rinne, I am the Regional Manager, and am so incredibly excited to bring Creative Spirits to the Sioux Falls and surrounding area. Barb Clayton, the owner, is an amazing person to work for and I am so thankful that she chose Sioux Falls for her second location. We searched for the perfect studio location and found it with our Downtown Studio on Main Street across from Home Federal Bank. The art industry is really expanding in this area and we wanted to help contribute. We want to focus on keeping it local and do so by hand picking our artists from this area.
I dove into this paint and sip industry full force and am ready to go. I attended my first class with Chris Boeve, our lead artist, and was addicted right away. I also surprised my parents who both stated they “can’t even draw a stick person” and boy were they impressed with how simple it was and with the outcome of their paintings. I must admit my favorite part was the fun memories we created that day. I am looking forward to bringing those special moments to others as well. However, I wouldn’t be able to do this if it wasn’t for my artists. Creative Spirits has some very talented and passionate artists and know we will have fun, energetic paintings for everyone to enjoy. I am so proud and honored to have all of them as part of the Creative Spirit team.
Jillian says “I have been interested in art since I could pick up a crayon. I continued pursuing the arts in my high school art classes along with private art lessons throughout my teenage years. My senior year of high school I won 1st place in the Augustana art invitational as well as 1st place and Judge’s Choice at the regional high school art competition. I went on to study Studio Arts at the University of Minnesota and the University of South Dakota with an emphasis on both oil and acrylic painting.
Six years ago I decided to take a different artistic route and moved to Southern California to study Makeup Artistry. Since finishing school I have moved back to my hometown of Sioux Falls where I now live with my three year old daughter. I continue to paint on a regular basis where my main focus has been on acrylic portraits. I have also been able to dive into makeup artistry with the brides and photographers of Sioux Falls. I feel very blessed to be a part of Creative Spirits and art industry!” ~Jillian
“I have been interested in art and the creativity behind it for as long as I can remember. Throughout my middle and high school days I excelled through my art classes, and even had a few pieces submitted to various art contests throughout South Dakota. I have always loved exploring the different mediums, and combining them to create something unique and beautiful.
I went to school at LATI for cosmetology, and hair and skin became a new canvas for me to create art. I have been in the hair industry now for 8 years, currently with Village Hair & Spa. I think that my love for art has really helped me to succeed in my career. Now Creative Spirits has given me the opportunity to do what I love every day, and I am so incredibly thankful to be a part of it!” ~Ayla
I would also like to introduce you to our part time artists Brit, Megan R, Megan S and Cassandra. These ladies are just as creative and talented and with all of their expertise I am confident we have a very strong team to bring you all the paintings you will take pleasure in creating.
To assure you are supported during the event we have Amazing Event Managers who bring the fun to the event! These lovely Event Coordinators make sure you have enough paint when you need, walk around and answer questions, they make sure the music is bumpin and that you have a great time with us! Thank you to Mari, Laura and Jess!