MARSHFIELD – A new downtown business will give customers the chance to unleash their creativity and take home a bespoke piece of art.
Tanya and Andy Woltmann will be opening Board & Brush Creative Studio, 112 E. Fourth St. in Marshfield, in the coming weeks. The shop offers workshops where you can make your own wooden signs, decorative boxes, coat racks, trays, etc. The Marshfield site will also have a bar on site so people can have a drink while painting.
Board & Brush has 269 locations across the United States with upcoming locations in Canada and a partnership in Japan. The Woltmanns, both of Marshfield, were living in Indiana when they had their first experience at the DIY art studio and they were instantly hooked.
“In 2020, when the pandemic hit, it changed us all,” said Tanya Woltmann. “It changed our career path. He traveled across the United States. I was working from home. At that point we decided, being away from home, that we needed to be as a family.”
Their first move of 2022 was to sign the franchise contract for Board & Brush in Marshfield. Afterwards, they met the owners of the company, headquartered in Hartland, and got an idea of what it would be like to be part of the franchise.
“That’s what sold us,” Andy Woltmann said. “It’s such a family vibe.”
The Marshfield community is already thrilled with the opening. Andy Woltmann said the company’s Facebook page reached 1,000 likes within weeks and the first video shared on the page had more than 27,000 views.
The couple said the residents’ support meant a lot to them and they were thrilled to be part of the community. They hope to have signs or drawings dedicated to the people who helped them get there.
“The only thing we put into this studio is our meaning of our lives, our family, the people who have influenced us and our community,” said Tanya Woltmann. “We want to give back to the community just like they gave to us.”
People can follow Board & Brush Marshfield on Facebook for an opening date announcement and other studio updates. People can also find the store’s reservation calendar on its website.
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