Spotlight on: Darwin

Pinot & Picasso Darwin

Pinot & Picasso is continuing to expand into some awesome locations across this great country. The nature of our business is giving those the opportunity to change their lives by owning a P&P Franchise in a new and exciting place. 

Our spotlight today is going away from the east coast and heading to one of our truly unique territories. We’re talking crocodiles, we’re talking Aboriginal culture, we’re talking warm weather – you guessed it, we’ve got¬†Darwin¬†on our minds!

What’s so great about Darwin?¬†

Darwin is more than just a city in the Northern Territory. It’s a city full of history, Australian & Aboriginal culture, and above all else, has a fantastic community.¬†

 

  • It’s deep and rich with Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal¬†culture¬†is synonymous with the city of Darwin.¬†Aboriginal art¬†can be found in every nook of the city as well as surrounding natural landmarks. You can discover stories about the¬†Dreamtime¬†as well through local art and heritage. You can see the vibrant traditional & contemporary art at galleries, markets, and even in street alleys. You won’t miss it.¬†

 

  • It’s a truly pumping city

The city has many great attractions that encapsulates the uniqueness of Darwin. Smith Street Mall is the number shop stop with luxury boutiques and fine crocodile and pearl products. You can learn about the history of Darwin by visiting their national museum, Royal Flying Doctor Service facility, and the History and Wartime Experience. Want to hold or pat a crocodile? There are some great attractions like Crocosaurus Cove and Crocodylus Park where you can get up-close and personal with freshwater and saltwater crocodiles. 

 

  • Natural wonders are everywhere

You don’t have to travel too far out of Darwin to find some incredible waterfalls and rock pools.¬†Litchfield National Park¬†is a popular destination for swimming and marvelling at the natural landscape. Escape further out of town to the must-see¬†Kakadu National Park.¬†At Kakadu, you’ll find rocky¬†escarpments, vast landscapes, lush rainforests, and crocodiles in their natural habitats.¬†

 

  • Embrace their markets & festivals

Soak up the Darwin community and buzzing atmosphere with their markets and festivals. While there are many local markets around the city, the one to go to is the iconic Mindil Market. Enjoy watching the sunset and walk along the beach while eating delicious food made by local vendors. 

The local festivals also encapsulates all the wonderful art & culture of Darwin. Festivals like BASSINTHEGRASS, Darwin Fringe Festival, and the Darwin Festival will delight you with great Aussie entertainment and stun you with fascinating art & crafts. 

 

If you’d like to find out more about our studios, locations available or territories – please book a call with us today!

Franchisee Focus: Danielle Weber

Talented artist¬†Danielle Weber¬†is a proud co-owner of our¬†Pinot & Picasso Malvern¬†studio. The Malvern studio was our first location to open in the state of Victoria, which was incredibly¬†exciting for us! We’ve been stoked to have Danielle onboard with us and we chatted with her about her¬†Pinot & Picasso¬†journey as a Franchisee.¬†

 

What convinced you to join the Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

“The concept seemed like an innovative way to share my love of creating art with many others in the community. I loved the positive, ‘family’-like vibe the Pinot & Picasso crew presented and the way in which an inclusive, fun environment was created in every session for people of all ages and backgrounds.”¬†

What was the process like becoming a P&P Franchisee? 

“We jumped into the partnership together quite naturally, fitting out the space with our combined efforts – so much so I painted the mural celebrating Picasso with a tribute piece to create a vibe conducive to the conviviality of the Pinot & Picasso experience.”¬†

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?
“Getting feedback from family and friends experiencing the sessions and seeing the enjoyment of the participants week after week, including during the difficult times of 2020.”

How has your studio been received by your community?
“The community has embraced the creation of this space with local traders telling me that it brought a much needed ‘breath of fresh air’ to the precinct and added a much needed vibe to the area. Shoppers often pop in to ask about the classes and admire my artworks. Many locals enjoy a chat and share that they welcome the whole concept to their community. This is the most rewarding aspect of my involvement.”¬†

Since becoming a Franchise Owner with P&P, what benefits have you seen in life and business?
“The biggest benefit has been the opportunity to share the joy of painting with a larger audience. My capacity to share the love of art and the benefits it brings is far greater through these experiences.”

If there was one reason to join P&P, what would it be?
“If you like bringing enjoyment to others, this would be it. Everyone can participate and take something wonderful away with them. All participants are pleasantly surprised that they can produce a work of art, no matter how complex or simple. No one leaves disappointed and the fun to be had is contagious.”

SOLD OUT in Sydney Metro

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What a wild year it’s been here at Pinot & Picasso!¬†From pandemic-proofing our businesses with our widely successful ArtBox program, to running live sessions via Facebook and even branching into Virtual Paint and Sip sessions – it’s been one for the books.

But as we wind down (I mean, figuratively speaking) for Christmas 2020, we’re absolutely stoked to announce that Pinot & Picasso is now SOLD OUT completely throughout the Sydney Metro area.¬†

P&P Sold Out NSW Metro

This week, we reached agreements for the Ashfield, Cabramatta and Sydney CBD territories which closes out our current opportunities in the greater Sydney area and taking our total sold locations to 46 territories nationwide.

With only Dubbo & Tamworth left on the roster for NSW, we’re still on the look for reliable and hard-working Franchisee’s to purchase these territories and growing the brand in these iconic Australian rural locations.¬†

Pinot & Picasso is shaping up for a bigger 2021 and with plenty more people climbing onboard the brand and investing in what’s proving to be an extremely sturdy lifestyle business – it’s becoming more apparent that our studios can be run at arms length.¬†

Interested in finding out how you can manage a Pinot & Picasso studio remotely? 

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