718 Iredell Street
Durham, NC 27705
New Name • Same Location • Same Quality Products and Services


Why the name change?

We know you've noticed the new name on our storefront and in our social media posts. Not to worry, we're are the same ole Happymess, just with a twist! With your support and business, we have grown and are continuing to grow just like the community around us. In an effort to extend our products and services to our growing community, we have decided to transition the name while keeping the HappyMess that you've come to love so much  


What should I expect from an ARTini Art class at happymess?
Your teacher will guide you through the entire process of creating your own “mess”terpiece. We strive to provide a uniquely fun, safe and happy artistic environment. It’s all about having a good time and not being afraid to try something new.  
How do I register for a class?
Visit our calendar page.  Click on the painting class you would like to attend and follow the directions.  
Do I need to have any artistic experience or ability?
Absolutely not!  No experience needed!  Our trained staff is there to help you through every step of the process.  
What time do I need to arrive for class?
We would like for you to arrive approximately 15-20 minutes prior to the class start time.  That gives you sufficient time to get checked in, socialize a bit and get settled.  Classes start promptly, so arriving late can be disruptive to flow of the class and may cause you fall behind in the artistic process.
What should I wear?
Although we have smocks and aprons, we still recommend wearing clothes appropriate for making a mess!  
Can we bring our own wine and food?
Yes, you can bring whatever you want to drink: wine, beer, soda, water or anything else.  Of course, you must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.  Also, feel free to bring snacks if you like.  We have wine glasses, corkscrews, plates etc.  
Do you offer private pARTies?
Yes we do!  We can host up to 12 people in our studio.  Offsite, we can teach as many people as you have in your group.  Please contact us for more information.
How much are ARTini classes?
Two hour ARTini classes are $35, and three hour ARTini classes are $45 or $55.  Our five hour SeminARTs are $100.  There are a few classes that have additional materials fees which will be stated on the calendar.  
Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the class for a full refund.
Do you provide offsite events?
Yes!  We are happy to work with your group to create a unique and fun art experience.  Contact us for additional details.  
If you need additional information, please call the shop at 919-286-9763 or email us.