U Paint It, located at 220 S. Summit St., has several parties scheduled throughout December.

“We’ve been hosting many social networking events over the last two years at our U Paint It studio,” said co-owner Marilyn Coury.

“We have enjoyed meeting new people, having fun with old friends and painting with kiddos.”

However, she and her co-owner are closing the studio in order to pursue different, independent ventures.

“This will be our final holiday season and we hope you’ll have time to come paint at least one more time with us,” Coury said.

The first event to take place will be a kids U Paint It class at 4 p.m. Dec. 9. It will feature a train painting.

U Paint It is teaming up with GE’s Feed the Families for this event.

Half of the $20 ticket price will be donated directly to efforts to feed local families.

Seating is limited to 40 people. Children younger than 7 will need an adult chaperone.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

The second event will take place Dec. 12 and feature a pet portrait tutorial.

The tutorial, to be taught by Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce President Kammy Downs, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees must RSVP for the portrait class by emailing Coury at marilyncoury@gmail.com.

The last class to be taught at U Paint It will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16. This class is a “your choice” painting.

Reservations for private parties prior to Dec. 16 still can be made by using Coury’s email address.