Arts & Entertainment
Painting Helps Fight Against Domestic Violence In Royal Oak
By Shelby Clark
Originally printed 10/24/2013 (Issue 2143 - Between The Lines News)
Paint Party Royal Oak celebrates their second anniversary this Wednesday with a fundraiser for HAVEN. HAVEN is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader "that provides comprehensive solutions and innovative programs to promote violence-free homes and communities." Their mission is to eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence and empower survivors through change, social advocacy, programs and more.
One of the organization's guiding principles is that "all women, children and men have a right to their own identities regardless of tradition, cultural norms or gender roles, some of which support and encourage perpetrators' abusive choices."
Based out of Oakland County, HAVEN has offered shelter, classes and more for victims of sexual and domestic violence for over 40 years. Like many nonprofits, funds are crucial in the crusade to end these forms of assault.
To help raise money for the many forms of support HAVEN offers to metro-Detroiters, Paint Party Royal Oak will dedicate its anniversary class to the organization. The night's class will be themed around painting flowers.
Paint Party Royal Oak has been hosting painting classes and events to great success in Royal Oak. Designed for both experienced and novice artists, the three-hour classes help participants bring home their own work of art.
All artistic equipment is provided at each class: canvas, paint, brushes, easel, apron and more. Instruction is step-by-step for easy learning. Snacks and beverages (including alcohol) are recommended for the social "snack" time a half hour before all classes begin.
Owners Tim and Kathy Pare, the latter a member of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, enjoy sharing their art experience with the public. The Pares bring diverse artistic knowledge with backgrounds in graphic arts and concrete and foam sculpture.
Doors open for the fundraiser for HAVEN at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
Paint Party Royal Oak is located at 2514 W. 14 Mile Road, Royal Oak, with free parking available at the rear entrance.
Admission is $40, with half of all proceeds going directly to HAVEN. No coupons or daily deals are accepted on this night.
The event is open to ages 16 and up. Alcohol is permissible for 21 and over.For more information on Paint Party Royal Oak, visit http://www.paintpartyroyaloak.com or call 248-259-6405.