What is Paint the Canvas Red?
Paint the Canvas Red is a virtual, fundraising art experience benefiting Cancer Support Community North Texas. This is not your average virtual event – it is a hands-on, painting experience with live, step-by-step painting instruction!
Join us on Saturday, November 14th, from 7-9 pm, to create your own artistic masterpiece. We’ll send you a box with everything you need, so that all you have to do is relax, have fun and create with us!
Your ticket to Paint the Canvas Red includes:
- 11″ x 14″ canvas
- Set of acrylic paints
- Live, step-by-step painting instruction
- Wine & wine glass
- All sent directly to you!
Why this event?
Like countless other organizations and businesses across the country, our operations were significantly impacted in March. Out of growing concern for our community – many of whom are immunocompromised or are caregivers to those who would be at a greater risk of COVID-19 – we temporarily closed our red doors.
Knowing that cancer patients and their caregivers need support and community now more than ever before, we transitioned our programs and services to digital platforms. Our members join us for support in Zoom groups instead of meeting in our group rooms at the clubhouses. Additionally, Zoom and Facebook Live became our demonstration kitchen, our community room, Noogieland, and art room. Though we streamed select programs last year, the virtual services offered over the past five months received over 47,000 views – a 322% increase to all of the virtual programs we offered in 2019.
When we made the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel the Red Tie Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year, we knew that we wanted to replace it with a fun virtual event. We drew inspiration from one of our most popular virtual events: Art with Stacey: Coffee and Canvas Painting. Every Friday morning in June and July, Stacey Birst-Yates, Program Manager and Registered Art Therapist, joined members on Zoom to relax, unwind and create together – engaging in the healing power of art and community.
During this difficult time we decided everyone could benefit from a fun, relaxing evening! Thus, the idea for Paint the Canvas Red was born! We hope you’ll join us November 14th – reserve your spot today as tickets are limited.