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Mission

 

Our Story

In our always connected world of television, social media and real-time everything, it can be easy to spend our day consuming information and responding to all of the inputs that bombard our life. Art offers an outlet and release from that. Our mission at Inspired is to provide you a fun and entertaining mini escape from the demands of life. Our studio is designed to be a relaxed space where you can uncork and unwine (yes, pun intended!), take a deep breath and discover your own creativity. If you feel the urge to sing or dance to the tunes we play while you paint, go for it. Any creativity is welcome here. The atmosphere is laid back... it's all about having a great time! Who knows, after sipping your favorite vintage and enjoying good music, you might call yourself the next Picasso by the night's end! Come with your friends, family, significant other, colleague or by yourself. For less than the price of a mani/pedi, you leave with a personal keepsake masterpiece while fostering deeper connections with other guests.  We're excited to join you on your journey toward Picassohood or just a great time. Check out our calendar and pull up a stool at an upcoming class. We look forward to meeting you!

 

                           

 

Our Founder and CEO

Karen Nguyen is an Entrepreneur, Marketing Executive, Artist

 

Known for her high energy and quick-witted sense of humor, Karen's ability to engage her audience comes from a natural ability to establish rapport with people across various background, age and gender. Her no-nonsense and fun leadership style has served her well in the 10+ years leading multi-functional teams at global organizations headquartered in U.S., U.K. and India. Though she enjoyed a successful career as a global marketer, Karen was ready for her next step to become an entrepreneur opening the first premier art studio wine bar in Costa Mesa on February 18, 2016 (National Drink Wine Day). Less than two months of the opening, the Orange County Business Journal nominated her for the 22nd Women in Business Awards to recognize female business leaders and professionals who have made an impact to the local community.

Karen has been inspired by art since kindergarten. By the age of 6, she proudly proclaimed herself the next Picasso! While at UC Irvine, she studied Political Science and minored in Art History, eventually pursuing a career in business marketing following her MBA; a path that satisfied her creative and logical sides of the brain. During her time heading global marketing for a Fortune 200 corporation, Karen saw, lived and explored various cultures. And with each country she visited (close to 40), she discovered the locals really know how to enjoy their food, wine and art! These experiences led her to create a social environment that went beyond the "happy hour/lounge" venue adults were accustomed to. She envisioned a place where females and males could bond over a shared activity while enjoying their favorite beverage and good music. And so, "Inspired" studio was born celebrating a passion for human engagement and artistic expression. When she is not working, painting or traveling, Karen enjoys exploring new eateries with family and friends. She shares her love for food with a love for running, a passion that led to completing 5 marathons in less than 2 years.

Upcoming
Featured Events

Studio Closed

Tuesday, March 28,2017
FROM 8:00am to 8:00pm

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Glass of Wine Included! Picasso In

Wednesday, March 29,2017
FROM 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Glass of Wine Included! NEW! Laven

Thursday, March 30,2017
FROM 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Glass of Wine Included! City Night

Friday, March 31,2017
FROM 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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Beach Basket

Saturday, April 01,2017
FROM 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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NEW!! Breezy Lighthouse

Saturday, April 01,2017
FROM 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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Private Event-- Summer Valente

Sunday, April 02,2017
FROM 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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NEW! Monet Lily Garden

Sunday, April 02,2017
FROM 4:00pm to 7:00pm

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