HELLO SIOUX FALLS, We are here!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking us out.
My name is Stephanie Rinne, I am the Business Manager, and am so incredibly excited to bring Creative Spirits to the Sioux Falls 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 Christine, the brilliant artist at Creative Spirits Okoboji and was addicted right away. I also surprised my parents who both stated “I 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 the Creative Spirits industry and can’t wait to see what the future holds!”
I would also like to introduce you to our two part time artists Megan Mudder and Erica Ohnstad. These two are just as creative and talented and with their expertise I am confident we have a very strong team to bring you all the paintings you will take pleasure in creating. We also have a surprise artist joining/transferring our Sioux Falls location later this summer. Stay tuned for more information on that as well!