Canvas Culture LLC is an art based event company that specializes unique Sip and Paint parties. Since 2017 operating under the name Sip and Paint NYC we have been bringing the Sip and Paint experience to all 5 boroughs including Long Island and now NATION WIDE. We take pride in personalizing each event to cater to each client's needs.
Shay Marie G. was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She faced some challenges throughout life but has persevered throughout it all. Her mother, who was adopted into a Bajan immigrant family, had Shay at a young age. Because of this, Shay was raised by her grandfather who was a big influence in her life. Unfortunately, she lost her grandfather on Christmas Eve of 2005 and 6 months later her mother also passed away. Despite these hardships, Shay has worked very hard to become the woman that she is today. She attended Kings Borough Community College and studied Broadcasting and Communications.Shay used her natural abilities along with what she had learned in her classes and got the opportunity to co-host shows at her college radio station.Always a lover of entertainment and music, Shay also had a blossoming career as a singer. She sang background for many years and even performed with Tracy Morgan on the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.Today, Shay’s biggest inspiration in life and what gives her the motivation to succeed is the fact that she is the sole guardian of her younger brother, who she calls her son. She puts her all into her work so that she can give her absolute best to him. Her other driving force is her strong passion for music and the arts. Because of this and her own experience as a singer, Shay’s goal is to provide a platform for aspiring artists who may not have the opportunity to show their talents otherwise. She believes in this goal so much that she volunteers to host many events and shows just so that people can get their art out into the world and have their voices heard. Shay says, “It's all about the music and the community and providing something positive for people to get involved in.”Her devotion to helping people is not just limited to artistic endeavors, it also extends to philanthropy. In 2013, she started a non-profit organization called Women Empowering Women (WEW). WEW’s mission is to provide emotional support and resources to women in need around New York City.One of Shay’s proudest achievements in her career thus far is her creation of the SWB Radio Brand. It has grown to 10K+ followers and listeners in just two years. It has had a multitude of guests including musical artists, actors, and designers. SWB Radio Brand has also hosted various events in New York City including Canvas Culture LLC and Bronx Poetry Night. Shay truly enjoys her work. She loves to talk to people about the stories behind their art and how their personal lives have inspired their work, just like her own life has driven her to succeed.