Art Business

The Splatter Place offers splashes of fun in paint

NORTH AUGUSTA — Brandy Gunsolus doesn’t mind people getting paint on her floors. In fact, she encourages it.

Gunsolus owns The Splatter Place in North Augusta, which celebrates its grand opening July 6.

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“The Splatter Place is a fun place where you can come and splatter paint on canvases, clothing, yourselves and your friends,” said Gunsolus, who decided to bring the concept to North Augusta after seeing how much fun her daughter, son-in-law and grandson had at a similar place in Longview, Texas.

She “posted pictures online, and I saw how my grandson’s face lit up. He had so much fun, and there’s nothing like that here,” she said.

The space at 614 E. Martintown Rd, Suite C has two rooms equipped with black light for glow-in-the-dark fun.

 Canvases in different shapes including hexagons, circles and hearts can be placed on the walls, where paint can be squirted at them via bottles or emoji squirters. They also sell shirts and caps.

The Splatter Place is located on East Martintown Road in North Augusta. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News

Added to the fun are paint bombs which are like water balloons, but they are filled with paint.

And those fans of the film Miss Congeniality might remember the scene where the contestants spill paint on a drum and splatter it. There’s a drum in each room to replicate the scene — minus the alcohol.   

The price is $25 per person for a 25-minute splatter-painting session. Groups of up to 10 people can use the larger room with the smaller room more suitable for groups of up to five people.

She said it’s a great place for birthday parties or for business team building events.

Gunsolus grew up around art. Her mother owned a ceramics shop.

“Art is very therapeutic whether you’re good at it or not,” she said. “And this is the level that anybody can do it. You do not have to be good at art to do this.”

People are encouraged to wear clothing that they don’t mind getting stained. There are ponchos as well as hair and shoe coverings for some protection.

The Splatter Place is open from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 2 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (when school is out of session).

Charmain Z. Brackett, the publisher of Augusta Good News, has covered Augusta’s news for 35 years. Reach her at charmain@augustagoodnews.com. Sign up for the newsletter here.

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