A paint session at Village Canvas and Cabernet is fun and entertaining, guided by talented artists who will lead you step-by-step through the featured painting.  You will be pleased and amazed with the end product that you take home at the end of the session.  Most of all, you will uncork your creative side!

Do I have to bring anything to the paint session?

Everything is provided for an evening of fun: a tabletop easel and 16”x20” canvas, acrylic paints, an assortment of brushes, the talented guiding artist, your first drink, and an apron to wear to protect your clothing.  Acrylic paint does not come out of clothing so don’t wear your best apparel or favorite shoes. We are not responsible for damage to your personal items.

You may bring snacks, if you choose (space may be limited to your table). Village Canvas and Cabernet provides the beer/wine, soda and coffee, and your first drink is included in the registration fee.

How much does it cost for a paint session?

Most are $35, with a few exceptions. Special events, fundraisers and private events are priced differently. Children age 6–14 are only $25 at Family Canvas sessions. Door hangers are $45. All events include a complimentary drink.

What if I can’t make it to my session after I registered?

We understand that things happen. Just give us a call at 402-991-4278 or email prior to 24 hours before your reserved painting session and we will give you full credit towards another session. Refunds are not available.

How do I sign up?

On our website, go to the calendar, and click on the painting to register; then confirm and pay. Registration isn’t complete until you make your payment.  You may also call 402-991-4278 or stop by the gallery to register/pay.  Payment is due when you register.

How many people are in a typical painting session? 

A minimum of 10 individuals must be scheduled to hold a session (private events are different); we cap our attendance around 36–45 for the best experience for our painters.

What is the schedule for painting sessions, and when is Village Canvas and Cabernet open? 

Check the Calendar tab for the paint schedule which changes weekly. Painting sessions may be scheduled any day of the week; morning, afternoon or night.  If you don’t see a painting on a day you are interested in, give us a call. With 10 or more guaranteed, we will add a session.

The gallery is open 1/2 hour prior to, and during scheduled painting sessions (see above).

Can I bring my child to any session, or only during Family Canvas sessions?  Is there an age limit for children? 

We welcome children as young as 6 years old (with an adult) to our Family Canvas sessions which are usually scheduled at 2 p.m.  Family Canvas time isn’t exclusively for children, however, its the time we welcome younger painters! We have special pricing for 6–14 year olds–$25/per painter. Open Studio times are also open to children 6–14. Prices vary depending upon canvas size (starting at $20).

The evening events are limited to individuals 21 and older since adult beverages will be flowing, and adult conversations may be happening (with an adult, 16 and older is fine).

Can we bring in food and our own beverages to the paint sessions?

You are welcome to bring snacks or munchies to enjoy during the session. There are MANY fantastic food options available right in AkSarBen Village for optimal convenience! Depending upon the size of the group, we may not be able to accommodate your snacks with an additional table because space may be limited. Please plan accordingly!

Village Canvas and Cabernet has a liquor license and must provide the alcohol beverages; do not bring your own! Reasonably priced beer, wine, soda, ice tea, coffee, hot cocoa, cappuccino  and assorted hot tea are available. Your first drink is provided in your registration fee.

Is Village Canvas and Cabernet available for non-painting sessions, like meetings?

Yes! Village Canvas and Cabernet is also available for cocktail parties, receptions and other gatherings. See Private Events tab for more information. Please call 402-991-4278 to check availability and reserve the space.

Do you offer paint sessions at other locations?

Yes! We are available to take our “show on the road” for a nominal travel fee. See Mobile Parties tab for more information. Call 402-991-4278 to check availability.

Will you sell my contact information if I sign up for your newsletter?

Absolutely not!  Your contact information will only be used for Village Canvas and Cabernet’s internal marketing; newsletters to inform of upcoming events and promotions, or direct communication.