FAQ

The answers to all of your burning questions await!

What are Art & Elixir events like?

Art & Elixir is a fun, social, and casual painting event held at local restaurants and wineries throughout the Twin Cities. A skilled artist will guide you step-by-step through the entire process recreating the featured painting of the night. Our events are 2-3 hours long with frequent breaks allowing you to enjoy your food and drink while you paint. Servers will be in and out throughout the event so that you don’t need to leave the room to grab another drink or appetizer so come ready to enjoy food, drink, and painting. Remember that absolutely no art experience is necessary!

I can barely draw a stick figure, am I going to be able to paint something that looks good?

Yes! Our skilled artists will provide step-by-step guidance to help you create a masterpiece. There are no mistakes here; only “intentional composition decisions”. Allow yourself to play and to discover the hidden artist within you!

Where are Art & Elixir events held?

Each month we host our events at various venues throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs at our favorite restaurants and wineries. You can find us in Minneapolis and St. Paul and as far out at Waconia, Burnsville, Blaine, Forest Lake, Stillwater and everything in between. We will travel for private events to a location best for your group – contact us for a mileage quote. If you would like Art & Elixir to begin hosting events at your favorite restaurant we would be happy to look into adding them to our venue list, simply let us know!

Should I bring my own food and drinks to class?

No. All of our events are hosted at restaurants that serve food and alcohol unless otherwise noted. A server will be taking your order throughout the class so come hungry! (Of course, we encourage everyone to drink responsibly).

Can I paint a different painting?

Yes and No. We guide you through the featured painting at each event. You may choose to make some slight alterations to your colors and make other “intentional composition decisions”. Our goal is to guide the group as a whole to a successful completed featured painting of the night. Going off the beaten path is a-ok with us, just remember that you will get limited guidance. Specialty paintings such as the Paint Yourself by Number and the Man’s Best Friend paintings are reserved only for those specialty scheduled events and cannot be painted at a standard painting event.

When should I arrive?

We suggest arriving at least 10-15 minutes early to relax and get settled in, mingle and take advantage of the venue’s specials. We begin our events at the scheduled time. Seats are first come first serve. Groups of 6 or more will be seated together if we are previously notified.

What do I wear?

We provide aprons, but the acrylic paint we use will stain so you might want to wear something you wouldn’t mind getting paint on just in case!

Is there an age requirement to join our event?

Yes, to make sure our artwork is skill-appropriate we’ve set up these classes to be for anyone age 15+. Family Fun Events are open to ages 5+.

Do you have kids events?

We offer private events for kids, visit our private events page for more details.

What is the cost of an Art & Elixir event?

The cost of a standard event is $40 per person. Food and beverage is not included. Prices for specialty events may range from $40-$55 per person based on the canvas size, medium used, a customized portion of the painting, and/or inclusive dining events. In these cases, we will note prices and details in the class descriptions.

What is included in this price?

We provide the canvas, paint, paint brushes, easels, and apron, as well as a smiling instructor to guide you through your painting – everything you need to create a masterpiece. Drinks and appetizers as a standard are not included unless otherwise noted in a specialty event.

How do I pay?

You will pay online with a credit card as you sign up for your chosen event. You will receive a confirmation email after you’ve completed the purchase through our secure system. You may also reserve your seats with cash or check over the phone, but you must still register to reserve your seat for the event.

Do I have to register online?

Yes and No. Yes, it would be to your advantage to register online because each event has limited seating and our events fill up quickly. If you prefer to, you may register via phone or email. Please contact us at (612) 998-9941 or info@artandelixir.com.

Do you ever take walk-ins?

Yes, Some walk-in seating may be available, but there are no guarantees as our events typically fill up in advance. Payments are accepted at the door for walk-ins. We strongly suggest registering online to reserve your seat.

What is your cancellation policy?

Due to the nature of our events all sales are final. Purchased tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event. Please understand, while we want to remain flexible, our events take planning, venue collaboration, and seats are limited.

Events are subject to cancellation if we do not meet the minimum requirement of students or if there is inclement weather. In this case, you will receive a full refund or you may transfer to a future event. We hope to see you at a future class! Cancellations are rare and you will receive a phone call or email notifying you in this event.

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