"There are so many wonderful things about the Heart and Swirl event I don't even know where to begin.
First of all, I'm not a huge fan of wine but Kelley makes me fall in love with every wine she picks, they are just so good. And if that weren't enough, she pairs them with even more delicious food. I thought it would be an issue that I'm vegan but Kelley was so accommodating and adjusted all the food pairings so that I could eat them too! (The truffle popcorn is my favourite).
The event I attended had Kyla as the artist and she made it so easy to follow the steps to create our painting. The painting also gets easier with the more wine you drink. Kyla was always there to guide our artistic process and help in any way we needed! I loved my painting I actually put it up in my house the next day!
I really wish that I could go to every Heart and Swirl event, it's such a fun and refreshing evening. Thanks Kelley and Kyla!"
Zandra from Life with Zandra
“I’ve had the pleasure of attending two Heart and Swirl events so far, and am eagerly awaiting my next chance to join in the fun! What a fantastic way to spend an evening; from the amazing and educational wine tastings, the delicious food pairings, and the chance to create something unique and beautiful and to flex creative muscles that I really didn’t know that I had! Kelley Abbey and her team of incredible artists have really created something very special here. You have to try it to believe it. You won’t be sorry that you did!”
"Heart and Swirl is fun, sophisticated and elevates the experience of painting and wine. If you live in Calgary, love art and wine, Heart and Swirl is a must-do."
Sarah Elder-Chamanara from She Stole My Style
"Our Valentine event at Heart & Swirl could not have been more fun or educational! It was an incredible evening of painting instruction from Kyla with perfectly timed breaks for wine tasting pairings with Kelley! The quality of supplies, wine/food and Francesca’s warm hospitality at "Outside the Shape" was first class. Add to this experience was the hilarious time we had meeting new people all in the same "we had never done anything like this before” boat! We love our new painting and the memory it brings of a special night spent trying something new!"
Jeff and Tamara Good
"Not just another "paint night", Heart & Swirl is a life experience. It's an evening filled with creative art education, food & wine appreciation and lots of fun!
I have been back numerous times as I always look forward to my escape from the everyday to join the Kelley and her super guest artists!"