Paint and Sip Fundraiser

Laugh, Relax and Have Fun with a Paint & Sip Fundraiser
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I was recently invited to a painting party at a friend’s house. I thought that I would love to help them paint their home while having a good time visiting with everyone.  I soon discovered that I was not helping them paint their home, but instead I was sharing an evening of wine and art with friends.  Something that I don’t do often enough!

wineA Paint & Sip event is a new trend that is popping up around the country.  It is hard to imagine a better way to bring people together than sharing an evening of wine and art in a relaxed setting.  A Paint and Sip combines the fun and relaxation of a party with the challenge of a class.  The best thing is that NO experience is necessary!  EVERYBODY can do it!  I saw a 7 year old boy’s picture of a snowman (Olaf) turn out just as beautiful an experienced painter!

Why not turn this opportunity into a fundraiser?  A Paint & Sip fundraiser would be a unique and enjoyable way to raise funds for your organization while inviting the community to come together to paint, laugh and socialize.

The cost includes all of the supplies needed; a glass or two of beer/wine or hot cocoa (for non-alcoholic drinkers); set up; and instruction.   All you need to do is supply the snacks, the space artand the people.

In this 2-3 hour class, while you’re sipping drinks, the instructor walks you step-by-step through the night’s featured painting.  At the end of the night, you will have your own masterpiece and be amazed that YOU created it!

With the lack of funding for the arts in the populace today A Paint & Sip would also be a great way to bring art back into the community and to expose the people who live in it to a lost genre.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time (Thomas Morton).  It helps us relax by helping our minds to refocus on something other than our day-to-day routines.  After all, they say that a picture says a thousand words.  What would you like your painting to say?

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Gail Schalizki, Social Media Specialist

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