Mansfield Native Opens 'A Canvas Social'
Feb 12, 2015 01:13PM
● By Kevin
Fatherree, a 1996 graduate of Mansfield High School, said he grew up here and thought this would be a great addition to the social aspect of the city.
"We take you through the entire process of painting your own masterpiece," the website continues. "We supply everything you'll need including canvas, paint, apron, paint brushes, cork screw, cups and expert instruction! No experience necessary! Just bring your favorite wine or beverage of choice!"
Fatherree took some time to chat with Mansfield Magazine about his new business and its future growth.
Mansfield Magazine: What makes Mansfield a good community for your type of venue?
Fatherree: It's a great growing city that still has rural areas but is becoming it's own epicenter of entertainment and things to do.
Fatherree: We are offering wine an paint classes on weekend nights and some afternoons. We are also open to private events such as birthday parties, bachelorette parties, family get togethers, showers etc. we are looking at adding pottery painting classes at some point in the future. We are adding loyalty cards. Where if you come paint with us 5 times you get a free painting.
Fatherree: We are planning a Veteran's Day event where all proceeds will go to a veterans organization. We are also doing a painting event on March 28 for Aaron Corbin an Iraq war Army veteran who has stage 4 brain cancer that was caused by the burning of hazardous waste in Iraq. A hundred percent of the profit will go to his "go fund." The military is not covering all of his medical cost and his family is really struggling.
Fatherree: Growing it into a regular event that people can come to and enjoy a night out to cut loose and have a good time. Possibly adding more locations.
Fatherree: I moved off for college and ultimately ended up graduating from UTA in 2002 with a bachelors of science degree in Management Information Systems. I opened up a web marketing company in 2012 after 10 years of marketing experience. I opened up two hotels since 2011 and have collected art since I was in college.