Giving Back Creatively

Businesses have a responsibility to give back to the community. Often times, we see it as a fundraising event on a slow night, where a portion of the fee goes to a nonprofit or community group. This activity doubles as a marketing tool, because while it’s a good thing for the community group, it also attracts customers and ultimately benefits the business, too.

At Canvas and Cabernet, we like to take things a step further. We have an ongoing charitable contributions program: we participate in TAGG, we offer special staff pricing for nonprofit staff, and we provide monthly fundraising events.

Recently, we had an opportunity to do a creative activity and support Casting for Recovery. All of our artists except CaSandra, who was out of town, gave their time and painted 28 wooden fish for the participants of the Nebraska events. Needless to say, the evening was fun and meaningful…the artists were excited to be involved, and we enjoyed the opportunity to give back creatively!

Behind the Scenes

When you walk through the doors of Village Canvas and Cabernet, you may notice that we are housed within a cool architect building (DLR Group is located on the two floors above our space). You may notice the great lighting from large windows on the north and south side of our space; you will probably look at the consignment work–paintings and more, from local artists. You may enjoy the spacious ceilings and the great vibe. What you won’t see is how it gets cleaned and stays organized.

Well, today we are giving a huge shout out to those who work graciously, and almost invisibly: Janet, Addie, Andrea and more. They clean, they open case after case of canvases, they wash and fold our aprons. They roll paintbrushes into to neat bundles; they sketch our pet drawings for Paint Your Pet nights, and they fill our coolers with product. We are eternally grateful for the work they do every week and month behind the scenes.