Big Splash with Neighbors


International artist and educator Meishan Pan Hutchison whips up creative magic in the Mills.

There’s a canvas-papered room in Splash Lab Arts where they’ll smock you up and let you go to town with brushes and a rainbow of food-safe paint:  splash splat swish sploosh!

Kids of all ages flip for this, obviously, but grown-ups too have been re-discovering how much fun it is to play with art supplies! Especially when you BYOB with a roomful of friends…

Not just painting, either. The lab also offers weaving materials, clay, drawing, and if you factor in seasonal projects and classes, you’ll see owner/founder Meishan Pan Hutchison has created a real wonderland for artists of all mediums and abilities.

With Masters in Fine Arts and Education, that’s her jam:  helping kids discover themselves thru self-expression, and providing ways for adults to reconnect with the child within. “Long term, I’d like to inspire as many people as possible to be more creative, to spread joy and happiness through the arts.”

Splash Lab Arts specializes in classes and parties for children of different age groups — plus drop-in’s, after-school programs,  and summer art camps.  In addition, we think the place really shines as one of the coolest BYOB options in East Falls.

Warm and lively industrial space cheered up with art, collectibles, cushy lounge chairs, and long wide tables with room to spread out. BYOFOOD — pack your own picnic or order delivery. Don’t forget the wine (or beer). Take a tutorial, explore different art stations, or get your Jackson Pollock on in the Splash Room.

Open Friday & Saturday evenings, RSVP required. $30 per person covers all materials and — here’s the important part — all clean-up, ha!

PAINT & PINT NIGHTS at Wissahickon Brewing Company the last Thursday of every month. All supplies are provided, including a step-by-step instructional canvas painting session, brewery tour, and access to Wissahickon Brewing Company’s lineup of fine craft beers. Seats are limited — reserve early to guarantee space (must be 21 or older.). Tix $30 includes one beer. Bring your own food or sample from the night’s food truck(s).


Splash Lab Arts also offers classes, seminars, and open studio hours.  Just reviewing their current schedule of wonderfulness can be inspiring.

Splash Lab Arts
3510 Scotts Lane #29 (Sherman Mills)
Hours of Operation: 
Drop-in Hour: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Drop-off Hour: Tuesday & Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Before & After care available)
After School Hour: 4:00pm – 4:50pm; 5:00pm – 5:50pm
Adults Paint Party Hour: Wednesday & Friday 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Art Birthday Party Hour: Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm – 3:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm


  1. Hi! I am trying to call and its saying number is temporarily unavailable. I would like to bring my 2 boys on Saturday and have a few questions!!!

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