Get Creative for the Cause

Canvas & Conversation hosts Custom Paint-by-Number fundraiser  benefiting local Big Brothers Big Sisters


  • Canvas & Conversation partners with national custom paint-by-number brand to help community through art.
  • Fundraising event to be hosted at James West United Methodist Church, Evansville, IN on July 27 with goal of raising more than $1500 for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters. Event Registration deadline is July 13, 2016 in order to prepare custom canvases.
  • Guests make a donation of their choice, get to paint custom paint-by-number canvas of personal photo.
  • For community members that cannot attend, $10 will be donated to the cause when they register for an upcoming Gifted Custom Paint-by-Number events by July 27, 2016


Evasnville, IN – Canvas & Conversation, a local paint...

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Gifted Giving

This is truly amazing, and it’s FREE! We’re proud to partner with Gifted Custom Art to host our Gifted Giving event, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley on July 27th at St. James West United Methodist. There’s NO FEE to register! We simply ask that you make a donation of your choice when you sign up.

Try our new Gifted Custom Paint-by-Number system that allows anyone to transform a photo into a personalized masterpiece! A $200 value – yours Free with donation. Space is very limited and will fill up quick!

Learn more and Register today at First come, first served. Registration will close when all seats are reserved...

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Summer- Anniversary Special

In honor of my two year anniversary as the owner of Canvas & Conversation, book a private party in July and receive $25 off an adult package or $15 off a kids package. Subject to artist availability. Book early, weekends fill up fast.


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May Events

Just a quick note to update on some fun May events. I am bracketing Mother’s Day with two events. You can come out to Ruby Moon on Friday 5/8 @ 6 pm or to Schaums Pizza (formally Greeks) on Monday 5/11 @ 6 pm. Bring mom out for some wine or pizza and a fun night painting. I suspect my own mother will be at one of them. Come Paint with Me. Click on each picture for more information. Come Paint with Me!!

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Local & Love it! Come paint with me!

A lot of people ask me if I am part of a chain. NO! I am not! I am an independent. Locally owned and operated.   In truth, it is just me, Alena. When I go to networking events I don’t say, “Hello, I am Alena and I am with Canvas & Conversation.” I say, “Hello everyone, I am Alena and I AM Canvas & Conversation!” I think it is important to let people know there is a real person, not a corporation, behind my business. I think it is also important for people to know that Canvas & Conversation was started originally by local Evansville residents, Ann & Greg Jones. When they decided to sell due to health reasons, I thought “this is right up my alley.” And I have not regretted that decision one bit.

I came to Evansville many years ago to go to school at USI as an art major, then I went on to IS...

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Shelly’s Flower


Shelly’s Flower

Earlier this week did an open paint at Salad World-West that featured Shelly’s Flower. It was requested by the owner as the image we would paint that night. I must admit, I did not think anything about using this image until I went to Yoga class last evening and it was brought to my attention that this was “Shelly’s Flower” and that the meaning behind it needs to be addressed to all that painted it.

Last year I was contacted from a group of ladies in my yoga class about doing a tribute paint party to their dear friend Shelly Mehringer. She too was a regular at our yoga studio, and had passed away suddenly a few weeks before. Shelly was the art instructor at Christ the King here in Evansville...

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Paint & Pour @ Mystique Winery

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