“Canvas Connections” Sessions to Celebrate National Girlfriends DayPinot's Palette
Loneliness is an epidemic spreading across America. Only about half of Americans say they have meaningful face-to-face social interactions with friends. Women seem to be suffering solo the most.
Now one local business is launching a new crusade to fight the spate of seclusion with a special focus on females.
Pinot’s Palette, a local paint and sip studio, is hosting Girl Power painting sessions called “Canvas Connections” throughout the month of August to strengthen the bonds of female friendships. The paint and sip girl bonding sessions kick off August 1st, on National Girlfriends Day – a day that encourages women to spend time with their female friends. Silvia from Pinot’s Palette – Memorial City says, “Canvas Connections is a campaign that encourages women to spend a little bit more time with their girlfriends, and head out to a studio. You can bring a friend or family member.”
Women at Risk
Research from the National Institute of Health reveals women across all ages and lifestyles report higher levels of loneliness than men do. And even though women are more social than men, women generally focus on romantic relationships more than men do – so when they aren’t in a relationship, they may sink into loneliness.
It doesn’t help that women are marrying later in life. Check out these stats from a recent Pew Social Trends survey.
- 46 percent of Millennials are married compared to 83% of the Silent generation who were married in 1968.
- The average age for a woman to marry in 2019 is 28 compared to age 21 in 1968.
- An estimated one-in-four of today’s young adults will still be single when they reach their mid-40s to early 50s – a record high.
Pinot’s Palette “Canvas Connections”
Come to our local studios as we host legions of ladies and lead them through special “Canvas Connections” painting classes. At the end of the night, friendships are forged, and everyone gets to take home a masterpiece as a memory. Pinot’s Palette has several amazing Girl Power paintings scheduled throughout the whole month.
- A new survey on friendship reveals more than half of respondents say they felt more loved by their friends after in-person interactions. Sure, you may have 1,500 “friends” on Facebook but, social media isn’t a replacement for real face time.
- Research shows group activities like painting produce endorphins that help us bond and feel close to the people we’re engaging with.
Psychologists from the Mayo Clinic say friendship can be good for your health:
- Increases your sense of belonging and purpose
- Boosts your happiness and reduces your stress
- Improves your self-confidence and self-worth
- Helps you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one
See what more studios are doing for Canvas Connections
Pinot’s Palette Apex & WRAL Raleigh – August 1, 2019
Pinot’s Palette Augusta & WJBF Augusta – August 4, 2019
Pinot’s Palette West Chester & WKRC Cincinnati – August 8, 2019
Pinot’s Palette Collegeville and Exton & WPHL Philadelphia – August 13, 2019