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  • Member Profile: Imani Whitehead, Wine & Design

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    The belief that we can all be creative when provided the right instruction and tools inspired Imani Whitehead to open Montgomery’s Wine & Design.

    Are you from Montgomery? I’m actually from Atlanta. My stepfather’s military career brought my family here.

    When and why did you open Wine & Design? We just opened in early March. You can never have too many things to do in the community, so I’m excited about bringing the River Region another activity option. I especially want to bring the fun of creating a masterpiece to people who feel like they don’t have any artistic abilities. The joy they get when they see how great their paintings turn out is priceless.

    What is the concept of Wine & Design? Our local artists walk you through your art project while you sip on wine, beer or even juice if that’s what you prefer. Our location will provide all the art supplies and sell a variety of drinks. All you have to do is come and be ready to have some fun! And Wine & Design is not just a paint and sip studio. We offer a range of DIY classes as well.

    Are there any special Wine & Design distinctions? Yes. Montgomery’s location of Wine & Design is the first in Alabama.

    What do you love about what you do at Wine & Design? I love being creative and having the opportunity to share my creative abilities with the rest of the community.

    What are your interests outside of work? I enjoy painting and drawing outside of work. I also enjoy performing arts like dancing and musical theatre.
    Artful Innovation
    Like so many businesses in Montgomery, Wine & Design has had to quickly adapt to the impacts of the COVID-19 shutdown and did so by offering “to-go” paint kits, which include pre-sketched canvas, paints, brushes and general instructions. Want to ensure you enjoy the “wine” half of the equation? You can buy a bottle of vino to go while you’re there!

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