Frequently Asked Questions:



How do I make a sign?

You can stop in at your convenience for Open Paint (hours vary and can be found on the calendar) attend a public workshop (new workshops posted monthly) or you can host a Private Event with us!


How does a Private Event work? 

Magnolia Signs can accommodate up to 24 people in the studio. Complete our private Event Request form located at the bottom of the home page or choose a posted weekend date from our calendar. If your dates and times are available, we will add your event to the calendar. We'll then send you some info and a direct link for you and your guests to register for your event. The minimum to host an exclusive Private Event is 10 guests. If you have a smaller group and would still like to come in, please e-mail jen@magnolia-signs to see if we can combine you with another smaller group on the same day. Each smaller group will have their own table in the studio, so you still get to create with your friends.


How long does a Private Event last?

Private events and most public workshops are allotted 3 hours from start to finish. If you need additional time, please include this in your request.


How long do guests have to register for a Private Event?

We keep registration open until 14 days before the event. This gives us enough time to design and cut stencils, prepare boards and all your supplies.


Are we allowed to bring alcohol?

Yes! We do allow you to bring in your own food and drinks to a Private Event Only. It is required to have a WA State banquet request completed. Once your party is booked, we will send the link directly to you from the State of Washington to apply. The process is easy and instant and has a cost of approximately $11. Alcohol is NOT permitted at Open Paint or public workshops as children may be present and they are open to the public.


Can I host a private party in my home?

We do not travel for private events any longer. If your event is larger than what we can accommodate in our studio, we may be able to travel to your location. Send us a message to request more info.


Are kids allowed at the Public Workshops?

Kids ARE allowed at public workshops, but must be painting and attending with a responsible adult. Children who are not painting are not allowed. We have many power tools and equipment in the studio and it can be dangerous for unaccompanied children.


What is Open Paint?

Open Paint means you can come in anytime during our drop-in hours and paint a sign with us! Designs are limited to what we have in stock on the day you come in, but we have many of our designs in stock at all times. You are also able to order something specific ahead of time. Kiddos are welcome during these sessions as long as they are painting. We always recommend calling ahead to check seat availability. (253) 592-5121.


What is your cancellation policy?

Because we pre-make each person's design ahead of time, we are unable to offer refunds. If it is an emergency, you are welcome to join another event within 30 days when you notify Magnolia Signs directly. NO SHOWS are not allowed a reschedule, credit or refund. You are able to cancel your reservation and reschedule for another date at least 48 hours ahead of time. This allows us to fill your seat with our waitlist guests.


Magnolia Signs

8218 Pacific Ave S #8

Tacoma, WA 98408