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My name is Katy Wallner, founder and director of Hot Mess Studios LLC!!!
It is an interactive paint studio that encourages others to tap into their inner creator, release emotions and let it fly through color, literally! We encourage paint throwing and paint spills! Life can get messy at times, but it doesn't mean it can't be beautiful!! Much like our art process!
As a former foster youth who struggled in many ways, learning to value my creativeness and abilities opened up a world of possibilities. I wanted to reach someone to help them with the same!
Hot Mess studios have been granted the opportunity to do just that.

From the support of a local nonprofit, Kenosha Creative Space, and continuous connections in the community, we now provide a unique experience to the public and art services to Comprehensive Community  Service clients in Kenosha county.
We have also joined forces with Children’s Long-term Support Program with the entire state of Wisconsin!! These state-funded programs allow mental health and wellness services for challenged youth, adults and families. My dream was to connect with just one person, but we are making connections and uplifting many!

*Every donor will get a chance to paint their names on a designated section on the bus!!
*All businesses and organizations contributing $500 or more will have the opportunity to have a small decal of their logo put on  the bus!!

The art bus will be used to reach our clients between Kenosha and other surrounding counties within these state-funded programs. We do not want transportation to our brick n mortar location to be an issue for those who use our services! It will also be made available to the public for private parties and community events!! We want to meet our supporters where they are when possible!
The funds will help us acquire a safe and reliable used shuttle or school bus and any repairs and maintenance that may need to be had. If we were to surpass our goal, it would go towards licensing and registration, art supplies and materials required for all to create a beautiful mess!!


Check us out on Facebook @hotmessstudiosllc or our website on


  • Anonymous
    • $30 
    • 2 yrs
  • Suzanne DiJohn
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Lori Haight
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Tammy Peacy
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Haley Childers
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs


Katy Wallner
Kenosha, WI

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