Does the hostess of the event get a discount or paint free?
Please understand that unlike a direct sales business, we are a professional arts and entertainment service that is coming into your home or business. (think of a DJ but with lots more stuff!) You are hiring a visual artist and licensed,board certified and registered art therapist to come well-prepared, transport & set up an art studio at your location, and provide an instructed class. Services includes: Step-by-step instruction, all materials, prep time before the party and clean-up after event, along with bringing assistants as needed, and expertise of the instructor, PA sound system (as needed), and music!
What if I can’t get the minimum number of guests?
No problem! You can still choose to host the event. However, the cost is the same if you have under the minimum. *Anything above the minimum will be paid the day of the event.
I’m not sure my space is big enough, what can I do?
Well, we have worked in ALL kinds of spaces and places (we are very flexible!) ** You can always host an event outside of your home or business…Think favorite restaurants, clubs, etc!
Do you provide wine?
No. You provide the wine, food, people, and tables/chairs. We will come with ALL the supplies needed to create ART! This includes, Instruction, Easels, canvases, paints, aprons, tablecloths, paints etc…Fun! *If an extra table or two is needed, we are happy to provide…Just let us know ahead of time!
What if I can’t paint a straight line?
So we say…paint it crooked! Seriously! No artistic experience is needed…We will show you step by step how to create your own unique piece of art. Besides, It is all about having fun, tapping into your creative side (and yes, you have one!) and enjoying life, your own fabulous Uniqueness & being with friends! No Rules…Just Relax, Laugh, Paint & Have Fun!
What do we paint?
You can choose a painting from one of the galleries or we can work together to choose a fun theme for your event! (*We have 20+ years of themed party planning experience!) *You can choose canvases, wine/beer glasses, vases, Wine bottles or Painted wood. You are welcome to send us ideas, paintings you like and or elements that you would like to include in the painting for a custom painting for your event. *Please note that custom paintings are an additional $50 or you can select one that is already created at no additional cost. Once a deposit is received, we can paint a unique work of art that we will teach you and your guests step by step!
What if I have to cancel my Home or Business Paint Party for some reason?
- 14 days Before Your Event: A full deposit
- Up to 8 days before event date, can receive a 50% deposit.
- 7 days or less before your event date, deposits are non-refundable.
- *Please note there are charges for these services if event is cancelled: $20 if custom event flyer was created and $50 if custom painting was created for your event.
Cancellation Policy for Fundraisers
The $150. deposit can be refunded if the event is cancelled 3 weeks PRIOR to the event.
No deposit after 3 weeks or less before the event
Note: If there are not enough registrations (30 minimum) a week before event, the host has the option of holding the event as a regular-price paint party, or cancelling it. However, the deposit cannot be refunded if event is canceled at this late point.
What if some of my guests cancel and don’t come?
There is a minimum number of artists required. If there are fewer guests than the minimum requirement, the charge will remain for that minimum (For example: if you have 8 guests at your home party, that’s fine! We will just charge for the min. of 10)
**It is Highly recommended that you ask your guests to pay when they RSVP to your Home paint party to ensure that their spot is reserved.**
It is also a great idea to create a facebook event to get your guests excited and remind them of the event as it draws closer. Posting a picture of the painting on the event, is a great way for your guests to see what fun is in store at your party! (Be sure to tag Grape Canvas Parties and make us a co-host so they can check out our work and know what’s in store!) *We can also create a Colorful flyer for your special event for facebook, Instagram, email or print and share!
Why do you charge Travel Fees?
We ONLY charge distance/travel fees for events 15 or more miles from our location in Fishkill. We are a small business & we pay our staff members that extra time to travel the further distances. In addition, as parents, we too have to pay additional costs for this extra travel time in addition to the event time itself.