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Fundraiser – Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

12/05/2019 at at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST


The Sipping Muse is partnering with the Loretto Sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wheaton for a Paint and Sip fundraising event to benefit one of their ministries, the Mary Ward Center in Chicago.

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located in Wheaton, and is a worldwide religious community of vowed Catholic women dedicated to serving God by responding to the needs of God’s people.  Although education was its primary work, Sisters now serve in a wide variety of educational, pastoral, and social ministries.   For more information on this organization, visit website at https://ibvm.us/.

The mission of the Mary Ward Center in Chicago is to create new possibilities for the people of South Chicago by providing opportunities for educational development.  The Center recognizes the individual worth of a person and journeys with them to foster their true potential.  https://ibvm.us/About/Our-Ministries/Mary-Ward-Center/About-MWC

Paint Fee is $40 per person, with $14 per ticket sold donated to the charity.  Guests will paint 3 clear glass Christmas ornaments.

Fee includes all paint supplies, glass ornaments, beverages and light dinner.  Multiple experienced art instructors will be available to give basic instructions for painting the ornaments.  Designs will be available to copy, or create your own!.  No experience necessary.   All Ages welcome.  No coupons or discounts accepted for fundraisers.  We ask that guests under 18 be accompanied by an adult.

Raffle tickets will be sold the day of the event for some great prizes!

Doors Open at 4:00pm, Paint Session begins promptly at 4:15pm, Event Concludes by 7:00pm

Location:  Creative arts and BYOB studio located at 122 N. Hale in Historic downtown Wheaton.

Parking:  Parking garage is available behind the studio.  Heading North on Hale (one-way street), turn left (West) onto Wesley, go 1/2 block and turn into alley on the left.  Parking garage is on the right.  We request you enter the studio through the front entrance on Hale.  On busy nights, you can use the complimentary valet parking in front of The Ivy.  Please tip your valet.

Beverages & Snacks:   Beverages and light dinner will be provided.  We card all guests, please have ID available.

Clothing: We use non-toxic acrylic, water soluble paint and do provide aprons, but suggest guests wear casual and comfortable clothes, as well as a short sleeve or 3/4 length sleeve top.  While the paint will wash off of your hands, it is not always easy to get out of clothing.  Sometimes clear-colored hand sanitizer works, or rubbing alcohol.  We do keep these items on hand.  The Sipping Muse is not responsible for any paint spills on guests personal belongings while in the studio.

Cancellations: If you cancel more than 24 hours in advance, you will receive a refund (less processing fees).  If cancelled between 8-24 hours of the event, a credit will be issued for a future event.   “No-Shows” and cancellations within 8 hours of the event will not receive any credit/refund.  You must contact us via email at thesippingmuse@gmail.com to cancel your ticket.  NOTE:  for late cancellation or no-shows where fees are forfeited, we will still donate a portion of the ticket to the Charity.

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12/05/2019 at
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
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The Sipping Muse
122 N. Hale Street
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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