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Welcome to Pikasso Swig- a locally, woman-owned DIY Craft Bar in Charlottesville, Virginia. We love to create magic and our mission is to share art with the world! We are unique and unlike any craft bar out there, we promise! You can book an appointment or walk-in Wednesday-Sunday and choose from tons of different projects to create! Our Crafty Pikassos will guide you through to help you create your masterpiece. With a group? Great! Everyone can choose to do a different project and get crafty any way they like!  

We have a full restaurant and bar featuring fresh food, family recipes and desserts. We have over 40+ wine and beer options to choose from, including non-alcoholic mocktails. We have no freezer! We pride ourselves on being a "kid friendly" bar and specialize in DIY Crafting, Private Parties, Children's Birthdays, Baby Showers,Bachlorettes, Team Building and Corporate Events for all ages.  No experience is needed and all ages are welcome!
We offer nationwide shipping on all projects and gifts and can customize anything you dream up!  

Frequently Asked Questions!

How Does It Work? What Is This Place?
Pikasso Swig is a Do-It-Yourself Craft Bar. That means you can come in and choose from 40+ Projects. Everyone in your group can choose something different, so it's great for all ages. Kids can choose projects for their skill level and so can adults. Our Pikasso team is here to assist you but you are creating your own masterpiece. 

What Are The Prices of Projects? Crafts range from $10-$45 depending on the project you choose. 
 i.e. Small ceramics or jewelry may be $10, while large wood seasonal signs may be $45. We change our projects often and you can view current projects here.  Pricing is always per person, unless you have a special package arranged.

Is This A Paint & Sip Studio?
We do Paint & Sip Classes on Thursdays and privately by request but our menu is much more extensive. We are so much more than painting! We offer ceramics, leather, string art, jewelry making, sand art, glass etching & more. That being said, you can ALWAYS come in and paint.

What Age Is Pikasso Swig Appropriate For?
All ages! We have crafted with 1-year-olds and 81-year-olds! There is always something for everyone! Everyone is an artist and this is a place to explore and try new things at any age.

Do I Have To Make An Appointment? Can I Just Walk-In?
We do require an appointment! Do to staffing and because we cater to lots or different ages, it is best to see availability by checking our website openings. Sometimes private events rent out our entire space and those days and times will be reflected on our booking schedule. 

Do You Serve Food & Drinks? Can I Bring My Own?
We have a full locally sourced menu with appetizers, entrees, cocktails, mocktails, beer and wine. You can see our full menu here. Outside food and drinks are NOT allowed due to ABC and Health Department regulations. We can cater to pretty much any preference including GF, Vegan, Dairy-Free, etc. but if you have a special request, please call ahead and we are happy to accommodate. Please be advised we are NOT a Gluten-Free facility. 

Can I Host A Private Party?
Of course! We can host craft parties, paint and sip parties, birthdays, divorces, engagements, retirement, team building, holiday, the list goes on. Let's celebrate. Every party is customized for you and no party is ever the same. We take care of everything from balloons, food, dessert, drinks, crafts, invitations, and everything in between.

How Do Kids Parties Work?
At Pikasso Swig, kids get to design their own parties. THEY can choose their theme and craft from our extensive selection or choose to design their own event. This is designed to empower kids of all ages and allows them to create their dream party. Learn more here.  

Where Do I Park?
There is a garage behind our building on Garrett Street (inside the 323 Building) and we validate parking for the first hour. Parking is $2 after the first hour or there is always free street parking anywhere downtown. 

Meet Our Pikassos

Jamie Schwartz Pikasso Swig

Jamie S.

Craft junkie and former trapeze artist. She is a NY native with two small dogs named Chloe & Bronx. She loves a good dance party!

Mai S.

Orlando native and doer of all things awesome. She is an incredble phtographer and artist and is instrumental in keeping our little craft world together.

Bob Schwartz Pikasso Swig

Bob S.

The Drag Daddy! This guy is not only  the Chief Happiness Officer  but he's also Jamie's dad. He LOVES empanadas and of course the SWIG! 


Phone: (434) 202-7757

Book An appointment Anytime

Mon: Closed for nap time

Tues - Wed:10am- 6pm

Thurs- Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm

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