How the pARTy Started

Tina, Christine, & Alicia

At almost every event, people ask how Hue got started. Here's our story: Initially, StudioHue started out as a hobby. I spent 12 years working as the IT Manager at YMCA Buffalo Niagara and was looking for a creative outlet. After spending my day troubleshooting email issues and installing printers, I wanted something to do to help nurture my artistic side.

About two and a half years ago I saw paint and sip classes popping up and thought they looked fun. It got me thinking, wouldn’t it be cool to feature a variety of DIY projects instead so every time you went, you could make something different. I pitched my idea to some friends and StudioHue was born in May 2015!

There are three of us who own the business and we all bring something different to the table. Christine recently finished her MBA at UB and brings her business background, while Tina’s career in counseling and welcoming personality shines through at events. I still get to be a tech-geek and manage our website and database. All of us LOVE being able to express our creativity and share it with those across WNY! We've come a long way in just two short years -

Summer 2015: 3 Owners 4 Classes 2 pARTner Venues A handful of Facebook Followers Summer 2017: 3 Owners, 5 Staff (and hiring!) 43 Classes 14 pARTner Venues & 1 studio opening this fall! 5,300+ Facebook Followers

Happy Crafting! Alicia

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