Providence Puff & Brush Paint Night Swaps Wine for Marijuana
If you're "420-friendly" and looking for an elevated painting experience, I might have found the trendiest event to hit Rhode Island since the '70s. And it's legal.
While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I stumbled across an ad for a paint night in Providence, but instead of "Sip and Paint," it read "Puff and Brush." Yes, instead of slow-sipping a cabernet, you spark up a joint instead.
This event has sold out multiple times, but as of this writing, spots were still available for Dec. 3 and 9.
Boston native James MacGlashing is the CEO of Krystal Gardens, a Massachusetts-based company that promotes gardening services and cannabis-based events such as such as this one. MacGlashing reached out to Providence hookah bar Passion Lounge, where he befriended owner Marc Dure.
Over the last couple of months, MacGlashing and Dure have been teaming up to put on this unorthodox event that's become somewhat of a popular alternate date night idea. From August to November, each Puff & Brush has sold out and both MacGlashing and Dure couldn't be happier.
"It's been going very well," Dure said, "There's a lot of love in the air and that's a good thing. Everything takes time, but Thank God, it's moving along nicely."
Each event sells 28 seats comfortably, and according to MacGlashing, once the event goes live, it tends to sell out quickly.
"It's heaven for stoners," MacGlashing said. "People can bring their own product and we provide three samples of artwork for the ticket holders to choose and paint."
The rules are simple: First, it's BYOB (bring your own bud) as Krystal Gardens is not a dispensary and cannot legally sell marijuana. There's a full bar inside the lounge for anyone who wishes to order drinks. Lastly, Rose will be your art director during the event to answer questions and advise.
On Dec. 16, an edible-infused brunch cooked up by Krystal Garden's very own Chef Picasso (Providence) and Chef Oliver (Boston) will take place at 25 Broad St., Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Both are licensed to cook using marijuana as an ingredient. It's called Brunch in the Clouds and it's a one-of-a-kind airplane-themed cannabis brunch featuring chicken and waffles, salmon creole fettuccine pasta, and stuffed French toast.
"People will be surprised at just how high-quality the food is," MacGlashing said.
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