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The Sipping Muse is partnering with the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association benefiting the Illinois Veterinary Medical Political Action Committee for a Paint Your Pet fundraising event at Elmhurst Animal Clinic. ISVMA predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the licenses of Illinois veterinarians. The mission of the IVMPAC is to advance the legislative goals of the ISVMA by providing financial support to selected candidates who seek election to the state of Illinois’ public offices. Their participation ensures the continued strength of the veterinary profession in Illinois. For more information on this organization and the PAC, visit their website at https://www.isvma.org/VMPAC/.
This event is a Paint Your Pet session. Guest provides photo of their furry loved one ahead of time, expert artists sketch on a canvas, and art instruction provided at the event to complete a portrait of your pet.
Paint Fee is $50 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting IVMPAC. The more people who attend, the higher portion of the ticket sales benefits the organization. Fee includes all paint supplies, an apron, a pre-sketched drawing of your pet on a 12×16 canvas. Also, ISVMA will be providing refreshments.
Multiple Paint Your Pet expert art instructors will guide guests through painting your pet, with focus on eyes, nose and fur. No experience necessary. Suggested ages: 12 and up. We ask that guests under 18 be accompanied by an adult.
IMPORTANT: Email a photo of your pet (up close, head shot with eyes open and well lit works the best) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register and pay fee first, then send photo as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, February 26th. We will sketch your pet on a 12×16 canvas before the class. Please note we prefer to include only one pet in your painting. If you include 2 pets, we cannot guarantee you will finish the portrait within the 3 1/2 hour class.
Please bring photo of your pet (or have available on smart phone) to the painting session on March 7th.
LOCATION: The Fundraiser will be held at Elmhurst Animal Care Center, 850 S. Riverside Drive, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (off Rte 83, across from Walmart). If parking lot is full, you may park along frontage road in front and back of building.
Doors Open/Check in begins at 6:45pm, Paint Session starts promptly at 7:15pm, Event Concludes by 10:30pm
Prize Drawings: Each ticket purchased to the event will include an entry into Prize Drawings, which includes a gift bag donated by The Sipping Muse with a bottle of wine, 2 hand-painted logo wine glasses and a free paint session for 2 people at our studio located in Wheaton, IL (value up to $140).
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 and tie long hair back. 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 during paint session.
Cancellations: For paint your pet, once you register and send us the photo of your pet, there will not be any refund or credit issued. NOTE: for Fundraiser Events, we will still donate a portion of the ticket sale to the Organization.
Disclaimer: This Sipping Muse may take photos or videos of our customers during events, by filling out registration form, you are giving us authorization to use your image in any social media or advertising. If you do not wish to be included, please notify a staff member when you check-in for the event.