About The Crooked Canvas

Coffee, Baked Treats and Painting

The Crooked Canvas opened March 1st, 2014 as an art gallery/studio. We offer painting classes for groups in a cool and upbeat environment and at the same time displaying and selling different types of art from local artists.

Originally started by our youngest son Topher, who left to pursue life and love interests just a few months after starting the business.  We “The Parents” had two choices: close the business or take it and go…

Well, it has been an awesome ride! Taking all the things we had learned from Toph, we have had a blast passing them along to others. Every class we continue to learn and obtain new ideas. We are not afraid to experiment with different mediums and encourage every painter to be unique and create something that is truly their own. At the Crooked Canvas we believe in the art of “Perfect Imperfection”. Our painters can come in and do one of our guided paints or completely do their own thing. We provide the easels, canvas, paints, brushes and aprons. You leave with a masterpiece and the cleanup is on us too.

Summer of 2017 has brought another change to our space. The smell of fresh coffee and fresh , home baked goodies awakens your senses mornings at the Crooked Canvas. We have added a cool mezzanine to the front of our shop, creating lots of great space to chill out both above and below. Take in some of the best views of historic Water Street while enjoying a specialty beverage and/or fresh baked treat created just for you. WiFi is available for free to our customers so bring along that lap top and do some work in a relaxed and positive atmosphere. Our coffee shop hours and date of official opening have not been set yet so please call and inquire. Walk in, un-guided painting for up to four will be available during our regular open hours. Guided paint classes are available daily by appointment from 2 pm until 6 pm. Please check out our Calendar of events  for available times.  Our prices will also be listed on each event. However as a general rule, rates are as follows for paintings:

  • Walk in unguided painting – 11X14 Canvas – $20 (During coffee shop hours)
  • Private Guided Paint Party –  11 X 14 Canvas – $25 (minimum four painters)
  • Banister for life – $100 (please inquire)

Custom canvas sizes can be ordered and quoted as requested.

Coffee Shop / Baked Treats Hours are : Monday, Tuesday and Friday 6 am to 1 pm, Saturday 7 am to 1 pm and Sundays 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. We are closed most Wednesdays and Thursdays but occasionally by happenstance you may find us here, so please be sure and check our calendar for updates.

We hope we covered everything but if you need any other information please do not hesitate to call us at 608-482-5047 or shoot us an email from our Contact Us page.