FUNDRAISING

Azure Paint Studio cares about the community! We host fundraisers for 501C-3 nonprofit organizations of all types, which share similar values in caring for the environment, serving the poor, healing the sick, educating children, protecting animals, embracing diversity, etc. Even if you’re not affiliated with a non-profit organization, we can still help you raise money. See below “Eligibility” section for details.

How It Works
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You invite your contacts and advertise the event, and we’ll do the rest! The fee per attendee is $40, with Azure keeping $20 per ticket sale to cover overhead expenses. At the conclusion of the event, we’ll write your organization a check for $20 per ticket (maximum of 50 attendees per event). The check will be written to the non-profit organization itself, and the organization’s 501C-3 number must be included in a letter to Azure, authorizing you to collect on its behalf.

Fundraising events are 2-3 hour painting sessions.

Eligibility
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We reserve the right to select fundraising organizations that best align with our businesses’ values and brand. Organizations we fundraise with must be 501C-3 nonprofit organizations (community-based rather than political or religious), in good standing with the state of Minnesota, and share our equal opportunity philosophy — the organization must not discriminate in any way against those they help on the basis of gender, color, race, national origin, native language, religion, or sexual orientation.

If you are not affiliated with a non-profit organization, but still need to raise money, we can help! Your event will be treated as a private party at a reduced rate. You will handle ticket sales, which gives you the option of increasing the cost per attendee. Please be sure to let your guests know that the extra cost is for fundraising efforts!

Preference is given to those who help the community in concrete ways (food, shelter, job counseling, after-school tutoring, legal assistance, etc). We will consider donating to a denominations’ service to the poor or homeless only if it serves all populations equally, and without condition. Each application will be considered separately for eligibility. If you have questions about eligibility, please email Oksana at oksana@azurepaintstudio.com

Planning Your Event

Begin by selecting a painting from our gallery. We would be happy to make suggestions or recommend some of our most popular paintings.

TIMEFRAME

We find it’s best when events are scheduled at least 6-8 weeks out, as that allows for plenty of time to promote. We will provide you with a link for guests to register through our website.

Our studio is very attractive and decorations are not necessary, but feel free to supply your own. All decorations should be removed within one hour after the class ends.

We find it’s best when events are scheduled at least 6-8 weeks out, as that allows for plenty of time to promote. We will provide you with a link for guests to register through our website.

DECORATIONS

Our studio is very attractive and decorations are not necessary, but feel free to supply your own. All decorations should be removed within one hour after the class ends.

THE DAY OF YOUR EVENT

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to greet your guests (45 minutes if you are bringing brochures, decorations, etc.). We have a small card table for your use — please ask for it when you arrive. You or another representative are allowed to speak for 3-5 minutes at each break to explain what the non-profit does and why people should donate.

We will tally all attendees/ticket sales up by the end of class. Your organization will get credit for the fundraising share of all full price tickets sold.

Please remember that the event is 2-3 hours long and all but a few minutes will be dedicated to the painting instruction. If you would like for your guests to have additional time to mingle, they are encouraged to arrive when doors open, 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Additional studio time before or after the class can be negotiated for a fee.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to give back to the community! Please let us know if you have any further questions by emailing us at info@azurepaintstudio.com