The Friends of the Renaissance are teaming up with U Paint It for a unique fundraiser on June 25.

13335737_10207614284567680_1050071332706830079_nPart of the proceeds from a U Paint It class will go toward the Cowley County Renaissance Festival.

There is a $30 fee for the painting event and only 30 seats are available.

The event will be held at the U Paint It studio, located at 220 S. Summit St.

“If there are more, they can have two sessions. But I need people to reserve their spot by (June 23) so that they can make enough canvases,” said event organizer Heather Ferguson.

While no set goal is in place, Ferguson indicated that $500 would allow the group to start saving for next year’s festival.

“After getting flooded out last year, we were not able to pay everyone. We paid all but one (vendor), which we have paid half of, and we have to start raising money for next year,” she said.

It is likely there will be other fundraisers this year.

“We have to raise several thousand dollars to have the fair every year,” she said.

Those who are interested in attending the event should contact Ferguson by Facebook, email or phone. Her email address is and her phone number is (620) 506-1040.

Direct donations to the Friends of the Renaissance are welcome, as well.