POP!

A one-of-a-kind paint-a-thon fundraiser

A banner graphic with a black background and purple paint splash in the center. At top corners, there are bubbles. Bottom corners have teal paint splatters. At top, in light blue, it says, “Let’s make magic.” Center in white, “POP,” in large font. Center in smaller font are the date and location: “Aug. 10, 11am-2pm, Oakledge Park Lower Pavilion, Flynn Ave, Burlington.” Bottom in light blue, “Paint with purpose at this one-of-a-kind paint-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Inclusive Arts Vermont.”
Image: A banner graphic with a black background and purple paint splash in the center. At the top corners, there are bubbles. Bottom corners have teal paint splatters. At top, in light blue, it says, “Let’s make magic.” Center in white, “POP,” in large font. Center in smaller font are the date and location: “Aug. 10, 11am-2pm, Oakledge Park Lower Pavilion, Flynn Ave, Burlington.” Bottom in light blue, “Paint with purpose at this one-of-a-kind paint-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Inclusive Arts Vermont.”

Get ready because here comes POP 2024! 

This summer, Inclusive Arts Vermont will host our 3rd annual paint-a-thon fundraiser, and you’re invited to be a part of the creative magic. Join us on Saturday, August 10 from 11am to 2pm at Oakledge Park in Burlington for a joyous day to celebrate community and support accessibility for people with disabilities.

POP is a paint-a-thon fundraiser for Inclusive Arts Vermont. Formerly VSA Vermont, Inclusive Arts Vermont has been using the magic of the arts to make our state more accessible for people with disabilities since 1986. We do that through arts education, training, and exhibition programs for more than 30,000 Vermonters annually. 

Accessibility: At Oakledge Park there will be ASL and verbal description. Physical Accessibility: Oakledge Park has a row of accessible parking spots, accessible bathrooms, and accessible pathways. For access requests, contact Heidi at heidi@inclusiveartsvermont.org or 802-556-3668.

There are several key ways you can be involved in this event:

A photograph of Inclusive Arts Vermont staff and board members at the 2023 POP fundraiser outside. Everyone is smiling and there are bubbles in the air.
A photograph of Inclusive Arts Vermont staff and board members at the 2023 POP fundraiser outside. Everyone is smiling and there are bubbles in the air.

Sponsorship (for businesses and organizations):

Are you a business or organization committed to arts access? Inclusive Arts Vermont is seeking sponsors for our 3rd annual paint-a-thon fundraiser. Check out our sponsorship packet to learn more about the event, sponsorship tiers available, and benefits associated with sponsorship!

Sponsors are also invited to form a team (learn more about team participation below)! This is a fabulous teambuilding activity and can take place on the day of the event or asynchronously at a time that works well for your group! 

If you’re ready to sign on as a sponsor, visit our sponsorship registration form to answer a few quick questions and confirm your support. To complete the sign-up in an alternate way, please contact Aspen Dobbins.

A photo of two POP 2023 team participants (a father-son duo) painting on a canvas together. Both are holding paintbrushes and adding detail together.
A photo of two POP 2023 team participants (a father-son duo) painting on a canvas together. Both are holding paintbrushes and adding detail together.

Team Participation (for everyone):

Haven’t picked up a paintbrush since preschool? There’s a space for everyone at POP regardless!

At POP, teams will paint canvases live during the 3-hour time frame. We provide the canvas, paint, and beautiful lakefront setting for your team to gather for a fun day of creative inspiration in support of arts accessibility! Teams can range in size from 1-5 participants (if you’d like to send more than 5 participants, please feel free to sign up a second or third team). 

Each team is asked to raise a minimum of $250 and provide you with a simple, easy link for doing so. The team with the highest fundraising total at the end will receive Inclusive Arts Vermont tote bags, bragging rights, and be featured on our social media!

Aren’t available on August 10? Located elsewhere in the state or country? We also welcome remote teams! Remote teams will be provided with a suggested supply list, creative prompts, an opportunity to go live with our event crew (if desired), and will have their finished masterpieces featured on Inclusive Arts Vermont’s social media!

If you’re ready to create a team and sign up, please visit our team registration form for the event! To secure your team’s space, canvas, paint and t-shirts for the event, we would greatly appreciate receiving your registration by no later than July 19. A member of our staff will then follow up with your team fundraising link and further know-before-you-go details!

A photo of four Davis Studio team members pose with their finished painting at POP 2023. The painting is of three fish in a koi pond.
A photo of four Davis Studio team members pose with their finished painting at POP 2023. The painting is of three fish in a koi pond.

Community Canvas (for everyone):

The event will also feature a giant community canvas, where anyone can make their mark and try out our accessible art materials! 

Bring the family down and make a day of it! Oakledge Park is also home to a universally accessible playground and the world’s first accessible treehouse! While there, you can even rent stand-up paddle boards from Paddlesurf Champlain or take a dip in the lake at Blanchard Beach or Oakledge Cove

Community canvas visitors can expect music, snacks, water, and lots of creative fun!

A young child with brown skin and brown curly hair wearing a gray t-shirt dips a roller in paint to add their mark to the community canvas at POP 2023.

Immense thanks to our 2024 sponsors to date:

A logo for Vermont Eye Laser. At top, it says, "Vermont Eye Laser" in green and blue. A ray of blue cuts through the words, separating the colors. Below is says, "at New England Vision Correction" in blue. New England is in cursive and the other words are in all caps bold.
A logo for the Davis Studio. A blue soft rectangle, with a paintbrush laying across the top. Inside it says, "Davis Studio." Below, in blue playful lettering, it says, "Foster your creativity!"