Try thinking Outside of the box at Art Box!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Art Box? 
You can expect to have a professional artist guide you step-by-step through a fun piece of art while painting on canvas and sipping cocktails and listening to cool and groovy music during a fun night out with good friends. At the end of the night, you’ll take home your own personal masterpiece that you created, yourself!  Let’s face it, life is too short for blank walls!

What if I’ve never painted before?
That’s okay. You don’t need any art experience to enjoy painting with us. The artist will guide you step by step through the entire process. You’ll leave with a finished piece of art that YOU have created!  Our classes are great for novice or experienced painters alike.

Registration Questions

How much are your classes?
The majority of the adult painting classes are $35 per person with the exception of the 6:30pm classes on Fridays and Saturdays which are $35 per person. Kids Club (Saturday mornings) are listed on the Our Services page.

How do I register for a painting event?
Click on the calendar, click on the date and painting for which you want to register. Fill out the registration form and create an account. The system will send an email confirmation. It’s as simple as that!

What browsers are compatible with the Rezclick registration system?
Firefox and Chrome are browsers known to be compatible with Rezclick. Unfortunately, Rezclick is not optimized for use with Safari?

How do I get into my online account? 
To access your online account, click on calendar on the navigation bar, & on the far left is the login. If you did not set up a password or forgot it, enter your email in the “Forgot Password?” box or call the studio to have us reset your password.

How do I get on a waitlist? 
If a class is marked as ‘Waiting List’ on the calendar and you would like to be on the wait list, go to the calendar, click on the name of the painting, & follow the steps to add yourself to the wait list & check out to complete the wait list registration. This does NOT mean you are on the class list or have paid yet. Once a seat opens up, Rezclick will automatically email everyone on the wait list that a seat has opened up. It is not first come, first serve. It is whomever registers first which means someone not on the wait list may get in, but people on the wait list will receive a notification the moment a seat does become available. We don’t take deal codes at the door as they need to be redeemed online first, no exceptions!

Do you take Promo Codes at the door?
No, all Promo Codes need to be redeemed online first, no exceptions!

How do I reschedule or cancel a class?
Art Box is an art instruction/entertainment event much like a concert, dinner theatre, movie theater, or other public event. If you wish to reschedule, you may do so up to 48 hours before class begins via your Rezclick account for the studio for which you were registered. Under My Account, click on “Classes” & then click “Change” for the class you want to reschedule. Next, check the box for the class you want to cancel. A credit is applied to your Rezclick account in order to apply it to future painting class events (not automatically applied). There will be an “Account Credit” button if you have a credit that you can click on prior to clicking “Checkout.”

Unfortunately, we DO NOT reschedule reservations cancelled inside the 48 hours prior to the event. There are no exceptions!  In order to request a reschedule, you’ll need to contact us via email ( with your reschedule request.  Once we receive your email, the owner will process your request within 72 hours.  Sorry, any gift certificates or account credit can NOT be used for bar credit. Credit can only be used towards painting events.  More than one reschedule fee will result in a $10 fee per seat, each time.  Please allow up to 72 hours to process your request.

My Promo Code isn’t working!
If you’re trying to use a code & it’s not working, do NOT go ahead & sign up anyway.  Since we only offer rescheduling with a 48 hour notice and no refunds, you will be losing out on the deal for that seat.

Signing up for a Fundraiser night?

If you are signing up for a fundraiser, make sure to enter the fundraiser code in the comment box while registering otherwise the organization loses out.

When does the new monthly calendar go on the website? 
 Watch for it!  Join our email list to get the very latest news and sale promotions.  It’s on the homepage.

Class Questions

How many seats do you have?
Call us. We’ll be happy to discuss your group size. 337.418.1789

When should I arrive?
Plan to arrive 1/2 hour early to settle in and enjoy the atmosphere.  If you’re a few minutes late, the staff will help you ‘catch up’. If you’re more than 15 minutes late, you’ll need to reschedule.  It’s your fun night out, arrive early!

Where should I park? 
Free parking is everywhere downtown Opelousas or park right in front & along the street.

We registered separately. How do we sit together?  
We do not do assigned seating as some studios do. It’s first come, first serve. Someone should arrive early enough to ‘save’ seats for your group with our Save the Seat signs. Or better yet, all of you arrive early enough to settle in and socialize while the rest of Art Box fills up.

What should I wear?
Wear something that you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. Although we use water based acrylic, when it dries it will NOT come out. If you care about it, don’t wear it. Please leave your expensive handbags at home..paint splashes and drips!

Do I have to paint the piece of artwork scheduled for that night?
Yes. You are free to paint whatever you'd like on Open Studio Days

What if I don’t see the painting and or/date I need?
Call us, we’re sure to oblige. We do our best to work with you to make your painting event as convenient as possible!

Should I Tip?
Tipping is never expected but greatly appreciated! 

May I bring children with me? 

Yes! Any 10:30am or 2:30pm class that is not a Kids Club class, children ages 7+ are welcome with a painting adult/guardian! Evening events are ages 18+. Infants are not allowed at any of the 6:30pm classes. Otherwise, we’re sorry, this is an adult’s night out. There are no age requirements for Open Studio but a guardian must be present.

What if I want to just watch my friend/child paint and only hang out? 
Every seat has an easel and canvas and has a painting class fee, why not just paint!  If you stay, you pay.  You’ll be glad you did!

Painting Questions

What if I don’t finish my painting?
You WILL! It’s our job to guide you through the process. But if you don’t, you may come in during Open Studio (at no extra charge) to finish. Check with us before the evening is over.

What if I don’t like my painting?
We hope that you have enjoyed the ‘experience’ of painting as much as you enjoy your very own painting but if you don’t like it, maybe someone else will! Give it as a gift! Or repaint it. Start over. It’s yours, you may do whatever you like with it! You may even want to donate it to a fundraising event!

What is the painting ‘drying time’?

It will feel dry to the touch after about ½ hour but will continue to dry thoroughly for the next several days.

How do I transport my painting?
After it’s dry to the touch, you can carefully handle it and transport it face up in your car trunk.

Food & Drink Questions
Can I BYOB? Sure! Only at Adult Events

Why aren’t the drinks included? 
Art Box keeps the price of instruction below $45 and doesn’t increase them for beverages because let’s face it, not everyone drinks alcoholic beverages.  We don’t think anyone wants to pay for drinks they don’t consume.  Are we right? Or are we right? So Please BYOB

What is there to eat and drink? 
You may bring prepared foods in. 

May I bring a cake for my party?
Cakes are welcome for birthdays, anniversaries, or just because. You may even use our table to set it up. Please arrange this in advance. Frequently there will be more than one special event happening.  

Are there any nearby restaurants?
Yes, there are several great eateries around. We are right next door to the Historic Palace Cafe. We also have a great selection of snacks and sweets you will enjoy!  We highly recommend the restaurants surrounding us in Opelousas.

Other Items for Purchase

May I purchase the paintings I see displayed on the wall?
Of Course! There is a Gallery/ Boutique located in the rear of the premises. We offer a variety of gifts and local art. 

Can we choose different sized canvas? 
Yes, if you wish to paint on something other than 16×20, you may. Other sizes available vary and may not always be in stock.

Do you offer frames? 
Yes!  Choose from several artful frames!  $29 (all for the 16×20 size)

Do you have other retail items for sale?
Yes. Please Click here
Other Types of Classes

Do you offer Team Building, Company Social Events & Client Appreciation? 
This is a great way to unlock the creativity of each individual while building relationships.  Call us, for your special festivities. Read more about this here: social events

Do you offer fundraisers?
Yes! Please see our Fundraisers Page. 

What if I’ve never painted before?
That’s okay. You don’t need any art experience to enjoy painting with us. The artist will guide you step by step through the entire process. You’ll leave with a finished piece of art that YOU have created!  Our classes are great for novice or experienced painters alike.

Why is Art Box Perfect for my event?
It’s a popular venue for girl’s nights out, bachelorette parties and date nights. It’s so popular because we combine the going out experience with art and give people something to take home at the end of the night that they personally created. People love to display something on their wall that nobody believes that they painted themselves! Art Box, offers patrons the opportunity to create a work of art while enjoying a glass of wine. The concept provides fun instructional art classes for individuals or groups. 

Please note that the policies and guidelines are subject to change.