USA. Fraport USA has added Paint Monkey, a Pittsburgh do-it-yourself paint studio, to its retail line-up at Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Concourse B studio is the latest in a series of pop-up outlets to open through Airmall Pittsburgh’s POP-OPPs programme.
Paint Monkey offers travellers the opportunity to produce their own works of art on pre-sketched canvases, in a range of sizes designed to fit into carry-on baggage. The artists’ creations can also be shipped to their home or destination.
Paint Monkey also offers spin art and pre-painted merchandise featuring Pittsburgh imagery. Prices for the do-it-yourself creations, which range from cupcakes, robots and unicorns to Pittsburgh skylines and abstract art, start from US$10.
Paint Monkey has four studios in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville, North Hills and Waterfront neighborhoods. It was one of two enterprises recently chosen by Google Small Business for a documentary featuring small businesses in Pittsburgh.
Paint Monkey Owner Joe Groom said: “Pittsburgh loves Paint Monkey, and our studios are a big hit among families, couples and friends looking for a fun and creative activity.
“Bringing Paint Monkey into the terminal is great for travellers of all ages seeking a unique way to make the most of their trip or something different to do at the airport.”