Flaco Guapo Media
written by Mikaela Oliver, ASU Intern

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 27 people showed up to The Old Central Firehouse Pizzeria and Taproom to paint their own Fourth of July-themed door hangers and enjoy a slice of pizza. 

The Pizzeria was perfect for the occasion, with music playing and the smell of fresh pizza flowing throughout the restaurant.


Lunsford (left) helping a party-goer open a bottle of paint
The star of the show was Meghan Lunsford, owner of Cracked Ginger Boutique, Gifts, and Paint Parties, who led the group in the painting process.
Paint parties have seen a rise in popularity over the last few years, said Lunsford, who started her business 5 years ago.


People enjoy them because “they get to get out and be social and learn a new technique and it's fun making something for your own home that you will enjoy displaying for people to see,” said Lunsford.

Paint parties are for everybody to enjoy, even if you don’t consider yourself an ‘artist’. Yet, this is not the case for 10-year-old Brynly McClintock.


McClintock (left) painting at the event

McClintock, a 5th grader, is an avid painter, who enjoys improving her craft through events like paint parties.

She recently won first place at the 2021 San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Creative Art Show.

McClintock with her award-winning painting of a Koala Bear