Design your own private painting event – lots of creative activities to choose from. Book your Bachelorette (and other celebratory painting pARTies) before your preferred dates fill up.  

Check out one of our new classes on the schedule. Sessions are offered both at the studio, as well as off-site. Call Jody at (309) 360-4880 with questions or to schedule your customized event.

“Starry Night Simplified” – Sat. July 14th 12:30 “Buy Now!”

“Pour Painting 4-6” – Sun. July 15th 4 p.m. “Buy Now!”

“Wine with your Friends” – Tue. July 17th 6 p.m. (off-site at Suite Fire Bar & Grille) “Buy Now”

“Art & Appetizers 7/19” – Thu. July 19th 6 p.m. “Buy Now!”

“Kids YogART” – Sat. Aug. 18th 10:30 “Buy Now!”

Make a hit with a gift certificate for a class at The Hive.  “Buy Now!”


The Hive is located in the Contemporary Art Center building at 305 Water St. on the Peoria riverfront.  We offer a variety of art classes, team-building, girls’ night out painting, date night, bachelorette and birthday pARTies, as well as other activities, for all ages: children, teens, adults, seniors, and special needs.   Earn scouting art badges, too! Like us on The Hive Facebook page. Our FB page has the most up-to-date photos of Hive events and classes. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes due to inclement weather of if minimum class size is not met. 

When classes are not scheduled, the space is available for private adult events such as, but not limited to:
  • Girls’ Night Out
  • Date Night
  • Team-building
  • Wedding and Baby showers
  • Adult Birthday pARTies
  • Bachelorette pARTies
  • Off-site meetings

The Hive is truly a social community, buzzing with artful activity.

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