Private Social Painting Parties

Host your next event with Palek Studio and Gallery:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Bridal Showers
  • Bacholerette Parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Team Building Events
  • Conventions
  • Social Groups
  • Church Groups
  • Any Event

Where? In our Studio (506 E. 6th St., Suite 200, Des Moines, IA 50309), we would need a minimum of 12 people to have the studio to yourselves. If we are traveling to your location the minimum number needed is dependent on the miles from our studio.  Please call us to discuss.  The cost is $40 per person for adults/14 +

How do I schedule a private party?
Call us at 515-721-7356 or email us at and we will assist you in finalizing your arrangements.

Do I need to make a deposit?
A deposit of $100 is required to confirm your private party.

How do I pick the art?
You can pick your artwork by browsing what we’ve done in the past on our facebook page: facebook/palekstudio or with prior approval we can create custom artwork for your event. If you would like custom artwork you must book your party and consult with our artist at least 30 days in advance.  Watercolors (11″ x 14″ paper) or acrylics (16″ x 20″) as options.

What else do I need?
We will need the following information:

  • Theme of your event
  • Your phone number
  • Location of event
  • The painting you have chosen or custom artwork consultation
  • Estimated number of attendees

Can I bring food for my guests?
If your event is at our home location, you can absolutely bring food. Be sure to bring plates, utensils and napkins. We do provide cups for your beverages; don’t forget to bring the beverages (Wine, Beer, Wine Colors is allowed but No hard alcohol). We also include pop/water and usually homemade treats.  You are always welcome to bring other food items suiting the event (i.e. themed cake).

How long does a party last?
An event typically lasts a little over 2 hours. We need approximately 2 hours to complete our painting, including the essentials…socializing and drying time.

What do I wear?
We will provide aprons, but you should wear paint friendly clothes. We are painting with acrylic paints; paint will get on your hands, so please wear paint friendly clothes. Leave expensive purses and jackets at home, we would hate for an accident to happen. Palek Studio and Gallery is not responsible for paint damage.

Do I need to clean up?
We also ask that you clean up any food, drink and party supplies. We’ll take care of the rest.

What about music?
Music is a very important part of all of our events. If you would like to create a playlist bring your ipod or iphone along and we will plug it into our Bose docking station.

See our contract here: Private Party Contract

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