Staff Report

Santa Barbara County natives Christi and Maria Belle have expanded their previously solely mobile-based art event business, Gypsy Studios, to a new full-service art studio, called the Art Spot, in Solvang. The studio is located at 320 Alisal Road, Suite 306, in the Solvang Village Square. 

Well-known for its mobile ‘Painting in the Vineyard’ experiences throughout the Santa Ynez Valley wine country, the business offers guided painting events on weekends throughout the spring and summer months (as well as private events upon request) and will now have a brick-and-mortar space open for business five days a week in Solvang with plans to expand hours even more.

Currently, the Art Spot is open Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Suitable for all ages, Gypsy Studios offerings have now grown to include weekly toddler art playgroups, art camps during all school breaks, weekly process art classes, monthly adult and children’s art classes, and now the Art Spot for guests to drop-in and enjoy ready-to-paint ceramics, clay sculpting, paper-mache or wooden items and more. Projects available for painting in studio during open hours begin at just $5. Guests can view the open hours and full studio schedule online at

The Gypsy Studios Art Spot will offer monthly memberships to provide families the ability to bring the kids to the studio whenever they want and know that select materials will be provided to them multiple times a week. Memberships also waive enrollment costs for any Toddler Time Art playgroups, process art class and Parents Night Out, and offer many additional discounts and perks. To learn more about memberships go to

Christi and Maria Belle began working together shortly after they were married in 2017, combining their passions of childhood education and the arts. Follow them along on Instagram and Facebook at GypsyStudiosArtSpot.