Cocktails’n Canvas has been throwing painting parties across the GTA for people who would never think of themselves as artists. They have built their success on guiding regular, art-skill-lacking folks through the steps of completing a small canvas in just two hours with the help of upbeat instruction and a few drinks.
For those in Bancroft who have felt left out of the “Most Talented Town” designation, Cocktails’n Canvas arrives on March 3 to offer a paint party at the Bancroft Village Playhouse. This is an art event for everyone – skilled or not.
“We keep hearing about people going to these events and it sounds so fun,” says Playhouse Manager Heather Brough. “We made some calls and convinced the organizers to make the trip to Bancroft.”
On March 3 guests will be welcomed to the Playhouse lobby where tables and easels will be set-up. The paining that students will create has been pre-selected and everyone will paint under the direction of the art instructor. Drinks and snacks will be available.
“This is just one more event that we’re taking for a test drive,” Brough explains. “We’re organizing as many different events as we can in our first year running the Playhouse. We’re booking comedy, drama, films, sports events, music and now with this painting party we’re allowing Playhouse guests to get really interactive.”
Registration is now open for the party and guests do need to register in advance. The cost is $35 plus HST per person and all the art supplies are included. Larger groups are also welcome at this event. To register please call Hospice North Hastings or go to boxofficebancroft.com. All proceeds from this event go to support the Playhouse Repair Fund. Anyone who does really well at the painting party can expect to be recruited for some upcoming Playhouse projects.