Painting At Tracy’s

My friend Suzanne invited some of us to go see her husband Bill play and sing at a fun little paint, craft and coffee shop called Tracy’s, in Arvada. It was a perfect way to enjoy the evening after a crazy fun time at the pool earlier. The Seals vs. the Dolphins While Bill was performing, my friends Suzanne, Albi and Shawna and I all decided to do a little painting while we were listening to Bill play. Larry was the photographer for the evening’s events.

Tracy’s has a little something for everyone. It has coffee, art, wine, snacks and now music and entertainment too. And Tracy’s was voted Best of the Best coffee shop in Arvada in 2020.

They even have their own special brew that was made especially for them.

Owners Jeff and Mary-Ruth Tracy, proudly displaying some of their awards, with more coming their way.

Just hanging with the Girls.

Tracy’s actually started as Tracy’s Place in August, 2016. It started with a dream that Mary-Ruth Tracy had. She wanted to create a space where people could gather, connect, and reconnect with their creative selves. Tracy’s Place was founded on being comfortable, cozy, and inviting. As planning began Mary-Ruth wanted to provide a launching pad for people to explore new art forms and hobbies. Knowing that it is expensive to do it at home. Business was booming and Tracy’s Place needed to grow, so in 2020, they moved into their new, larger “home” and just became Tracy’s.

Tracy’s offers painting classes as well as jewelry making classes. Or if you just want to sit and relax with either a cup of coffee of a glass of wine, this is the perfect place to do just that too.

Their motto is “Create what you want, when you want. [They] provide the tools and materials and you do the creating. You create and [they] clean up”.

This rolling garage door window was the selling point for both Jeff and Mary-Ruth, and they knew this was the place for them. The painting on the ceiling was a family affair, and you can just feel the love and creativity that went into painting it.

We all decided to paint and we all did something different. Albi was painting Yoda for her granddaughter.

Shawna is hard at work perfecting her craft.

Suzanne and are I are hard at work creating our masterpieces as well. I choose to paint something that is 100% me! You will soon see the finished results. Obviously, none of us will be setting the art world ablaze with our talents, but we all had a good time and that’s all that really matters.

And Voila …. Our finished pieces. We are done.

I choose a beach scene as seen through a wine glass. Larry said my seas were a little rougher than the seas in the picture I used as my inspiration. Oh well, I am not afraid of few rough seas. πŸ™‚

If you prefer trying your hand at jewelry making instead of painting, they offer classes for that too. One of these ladies is Mary-Ruth’s mom and the other lady is her best friend. They were hard at work beading some jewelry pieces.

They also sell what they make at Tracy’s too.

So if you are looking for something a little different and creative, go check out Tracy’s. I am sure they can help you find your creative side and you just may end up having more fun than what you thought too. πŸ™‚

Tracy’s is located at 8770 Wadsworth Blvd, Unit F, in Arvada, CO, off the SE corner of Wadsworth. You can fine them online at, or on Facebook or you can call them at (720) 476-4431.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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