Adult Night at Hands On: Where Grown-ups Get Creative

Vary the weekend routine with a visit to Adult Night at Hands On Art Studio. Cy Turnbladh and Karon Ohm, owners, dedicate Friday nights to grown-ups (21 and older). That means you’ve got a great excuse to find a babysitter and leave the kiddies at home.

Projects abound and live music adds to the ambiance. The options are endless: fuse glass beads, make a necklace or bracelet out of precious metal clay, create ceramic mosaic, mug or plate, you can even weld a sculpture.

“We call it creative lubrication – with a little wine or beer [adults] can really relax and learn how to play,” Ohm said, “Some people bring their own appetizers, and others bring a whole cooler full of snacks.”

Live music adds another bonus to Adult Night, with a variety of local musicians on the summer roster. Typically musicians play in the Art Barn, and people often take a break from their project to come and listen, or finish up the project early to enjoy the tunes.

“It’s a great alternative to going out to a full dinner or to the bar scene,” Ohm said.

Guests can bring their own wine and snacks. Non-alcoholic beverages and beer are available for purchase. Adult Night runs from 6:30 – 10 pm every Friday. The studio fee for the entire evening is $7 plus the cost of your art project.

For more information, or to find a line-up of Friday night musicians, call 920.868.9311 or visit