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Painted by the Shore
Painted by the Shore
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Company/organization description (<500 characters)
Painted by the Shore brings women together by inspiring creativity with our unique workshop projects while at the same time offering an environment to socialize with old friends & make new ones. Our goal is to bring joy to the modern woman's life by being thing she looks forward to after work or being home all day. We simplify the DIY process by eliminating the need to scour the internet for projects, gather supplies from multiple stores & follow written instructions.
One-of-a-kind workshops are our specialty & you'll find that our materials never include traditional canvas. Instead our events take a more unique approach by focusing on mostly usable art projects- lanterns, glassware & serving trays to name a few. We also rotate in new options throughout the year- reclaimed wood ornaments during the holidays, faux pumpkins in fall & more.
Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…
In 2019 we more than doubled our business, & our team, by expanding into western CT & MA/RI. We were voted Best on the Shoreline & Shoreline Newspapers Best of 2019 Annual Readers Poll.
What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus
While currently in CT/MA/RI, we'll be entering NY this Spring, & have begun the steps to go nationwide by Fall.
Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO
What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)
What people are saying about Kristina Lough ...
Kristina founded Painted by the Shore in 2013. At that time it was solely an Etsy/retail/wholesale glassware painting business, but in 2017 she realized that was no way to scale; coincidentally teaching a painting workshop to build the brand around the same time, Kristina fell in love with the idea of sharing the businesses usable art concept that originated with painting glassware. So she pivoted Kristina Lough