Creatively Uncorked was started in January 2014 by Shanna Cramer as a way to bring the paint and sip concept to the Fargo Moorhead area. Creatively Uncorked opened our first studio in the Moorhead Center Mall in January 2015, then moved to the current location in West Fargo in June, 2016. Creatively Uncorked East Grand Forks opened in May 2016. The new downtown Fargo location commenced March 2017. What started as a paint and sip concept now offers a variety of crafting classes and special events in addition to canvas painting. Creatively Uncorked now has several artists, two studios, hundreds of paintings, and continually offers fun events within a 100 mile radius of Fargo, ND.
I’m so excited to bring the paint and sip experience to Fargo Moorhead and the surrounding area! Creatively Uncorked is the product of combined passions. With a background in art, teaching, and wine appreciation (wink), it is proving to be the perfect fit. The whole idea is to provide an opportunity for people to relax, have some laughs and get creative with their friends and co-workers. It’s fun art, not fine art, so whether you’re the artistic type or can’t draw a stick figure, you will have a good time. We’ll be offering scheduled events at our West Fargo and downtown Fargo studios, regular events in Grand Forks, Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes, as well as booking private parties and corporate team building events. No set-up, no clean-up. Just sit down to your canvas with a drink, and paint your masterpiece!
I am an Art Education major at Minnesota State University and am from Fargo, North Dakota. I love art and have been doing it ever since I can remember. My family has always referred to me as the ‘little artist.’ Whenever there has been any kind of art project that my family or friends are in need of, I always am the first one asked to be a part of it!
I love working with all ages and watching people create something that they can be proud of. This is why I am so excited to be working for Creatively Uncorked and really look forward to sharing my passion with everyone I meet.
Born in Germany, and raised on an Air Force base in South Carolina, Lauren Starling has been fortunate to have travelled the country extensively. What she found was that despite differing circumstances, wherever you go, people create, and through that, inspire each other in unforeseen ways. After experiencing tragedy early on in her life, she directed her worldview into developing new perspectives, becoming an ever-eternal optimist, and an enthusiast for all things abstract. A doodler by trade, she currently attends Minnesota State University – Moorhead, majoring in Criminal Justice, emphasizing in Psychology, and minoring in Juvenile Justice, so that she may utilize the arts as a healthy creative outlet for troubled youth. She cannot wait to ignite the spark of positive creativity, and to forge lasting impressions to embolden confidence in you and your friends.
Hello! I attended MSUM, majoring in studio art and good times. I’ve enjoyed painting my whole life and strive to live a life full of creativity. Whether it be capturing someone’s smile in a photograph or teaching a painting, I love what I do! I find painting to be incredibly relaxing as well as rewarding, and I love sharing this experience with others. I’m excited to make art with you!
I’m From Moorhead, Minnesota. I am currently enrolled at Concordia College, Majoring in Art and Psychology, I hope to one day be an Art Therapist! I strongly believe in the healing powers art can bring and I’m stoked to turn my passion and belief into a career. Art has played a major role all throughout my life and I get excited every time I pick up a brush! I’m estatic to call Creatively Uncorked my new home and I am excited to share my passion for art with all of you.
A graphic designer by day, I’m proud to have created some of the original paintings for Creatively Uncorked since the very beginning. I’ve also flung paint and scrubbed brushes with the talented and hard-working CU crew by night, so I’ve had the chance to see thousands of people enjoy the Creatively Uncorked experience, and go home with big smiles. It’s a happy challenge for me to continue creating fun art with that outcome in mind!