Join virtual paint party for Georgia State University alumni this summer

The event is in partnership with GSU following ArtzyBella founder Ashley Daramola winning a grant in March

ArtzyBella founder Ashley 'Bella' Daramola wins $10,000 to develop art therapy kit Ashley “Bella” Daramola is the founder of ArtzyBella. The CEO/owner of the East Point art studio is also an alumna of Georgia State University. Things came full circle when she participated in GSU's inaugural Demo Day at the 2020 Cohort of Main Street Entrepreneurs. In the Startup Stage, she landed in first place and won $10,000. Launching this summer, the ArtzyBella box is a monthly subscription kit aimed to help people j

Recent graduates and longtime alumni of Georgia State University alike are invited to join a virtual paint party with a local art studio on Memorial Day weekend.

ArtzyBella Studio will host a virtual paint-n-sip class at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 23. Attendees will join the class on Zoom thanks to the Georgia State Alumni Association.

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“Grab your favorite beverage and join your fellow alumni for this interactive virtual paint-n-sip class,” reads a description on GSU Alumni’s Instagram page.

GSU alumna and ArtzyBella founder Ashley Daramola will lead the 1 1/2 hour course. Since spaces are limited, participants are asked to register for the course by Thursday, May 14. The cost is $15, and supplies will be shipped to participants' homes.

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The paint-n-sip course is part of ArtzyBella's ongoing partnership with GSU, according to the studio's Instagram page. It follows Daramola winning a $10,000 grant in March from her alma mater's 2020 Cohort of Main Street Entrepreneurs Demo Day.

At the event, Daramola won first prize in the Startup Stage. The $10,000 check her company earned will go toward the ArtzyBella box, a monthly subscription kit that aims to help people kick-start their mental health journey through art therapy.

The boxes, which contain two art activity kits, have since gone into prerelease for $35 and will be shipped on or before July 4.