Art parties at one strange bird


From unique baby showers and bachelorette party ideas to kids’ birthday parties and corporate team building in Chicago, we have ideas to make your next special event anything but ordinary. Check out our affordable party venue in Chicago for unique bachelorette party ideas, great paintings for girls’ night out, adorable baby shower packages, and fun-filled kids’ party ideas. Need a little team spirit? Our corporate team building ideas will have the office buzzing with productivity and creativity for days. Celebrate in one of our two studios in Wicker Park or let us come to you. CELEBRATE the big events in your life with us! Call 773-276-4420 to plan your event today! 

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Basic Bird: Standard 2 hour party with your choice of: painting, collage, jewelry, tote bag or tea towel printing ($5 PP additional charge), or terrarium building ($5 PP additional charge)

$450 for up to 10 people, $45 per person after 10 people

Deluxe Bird: 3 hour party with an extra hour to drink and socialize with your choice of: painting, collage, jewelry, tote bag or tea towel printing ($5 PP additional charge), or terrarium building ($5 PP additional charge)

$500 for up to 10 people, $50 per person after 10 people

Ultimate Bird: Deluxe 3 hour party with full service boutique catering (see packages below) and serving with your choice of: painting, collage, jewelry, tote bag or tea towel printing ($5 PP additional charge), or terrarium building ($5 PP additional charge)

$750 for up to 10 people, $75 per person after 10 people

Scroll down to read our policies for more information. All parties are BYOB. 

Click here and scroll down to see our gallery of painting options for your party. 



All party packages include: Use of space, all art materials, teacher, mason jar glasses with party straws, and an extra table for gift and/or food.

*Our Front studio is in the storefront and can accommodate up to 24 adults

*Our Back studio is private and can accommodate up to 16 adults

*Rent both studios for your party for an additional $400 for the duration of your party (if available)

*Add a custom painting of your choice for $100 

Off-Site Party Package

Let the party come to you!

For off-sites events we will bring all materials: canvas, table easels, paints, and paper to cover tables. You get: quality step-by-step instruction by an artist, all materials, and clean up. 45$ per person includes all materials plus a 75$ travel fee in the City of Chicago. $125 travel fee to surrounding suburbs. $450 minimum. Group discount packages for larger groups. 


Rent out our space without art for your next creative meeting! See below for pricing. 



baby showers

Join us for a unique baby shower in Chicago! Invite your guests to hand-make onesies for your baby in a variety of sizes to wear throughout their first year. Short on space? Let us host your shower in our unique venue for baby showers. Your guests can participate in this easy craft while you socialize and open gifts. We have fun baby shower ideas for the mom to be who is crafty and unique. You can bring in your own food or let us cater for you!  Add on our juice bar so mom to be can have a mocktail while her guests sip on mimosas. 



corporate parties

Unlock your team’s creative potential with One Strange Bird’s corporate team building parties. Our unique corporate Art Parties are perfect team building activities for your company. We offer both group and individual projects that focus on team building, creative thinking, visual brainstorming, and creative problem solving. We use art as a vehicle to foster team unity and support company culture. Engage your workplace with our creative activities that will boost communication and teamwork between your employees.

For offsite events: we will bring all materials. You get: quality step-by-step instruction by an artist, all materials, and clean up. 45$ per person includes all materials plus a 75$ booking/travel fee. 10 person minimum. Group discount packages are available for larger groups. We also offer activity stations for larger groups as a fun meeting add-on.

Choose from: Painting, collage, terrarium building, jewelry, card-making, or tote-bag printing. You can also choose one of our special team building activities: vision journal collage, office bunting banner, collaborative painting, or team terrariums. 


Just want a creative and colorful environment for your meeting? Rent our space as a meeting space with no art activity. We have a projector and white board. Subject to availability. 

$200 for 2 hours, weekdays 9am-6pm
$300 for 2 hours, weeknights 6pm-10pm
$400 for 2 hours, weekends


Bachelorette parties

Looking for great bachelorette party ideas in Chicago?  Look no further!  We have lots of creative ideas for a fun and classy night out. From printed totes to handmade jewelry, you are sure to find a unique idea for your girls' night out. Book the Ultimate Package for a 3 hour event with an activity and catering. All parties are BYOB, so bring your friends for fun. Located on busy Division Street, One Strange Bird is a great first stop for a great night out at Wicker Park's popular bars and restaurants.  Choose from tote printing, painting, jewelry, terrarium building, and wine glass decorating! 


wanderlust catering chicago

Make your event even easier by using our affordable catering partner, Wanderlust Catering Chicago. From elegant passed appetizers to casual sandwich platters, Chef Harold delivers top quality catering at an affordable price. Email us for our special discounted party rates and fun ideas to fit your party theme.

Wanderlust is a custom boutique caterer in the West Loop, using seasonal ingredients and focusing on classic culinary techniques to bring you an event that you will not forget. Wanderlust was started in 2009 by One Strange Bird owner Nicole's husband, Harold Kirchner. After working for over 10 years for some of Chicago's top restaurants and catering companies, Kirchner started Wanderlust to offer up his simple, yet elegant cuisine at an affordable price. Wanderlust caters to (pun intended) all types of clients; from chic weddings in the West Loop and fancy dinner parties at the British Consulate General to laid back birthday parties and Chicago Loop corporate lunches. Offerings for One Strange Bird include elegantly plated appetizer trays, sandwich platters,  and even a cookie decorating bar for your kid's party! The chef's menus are custom-tailored to fit your style and party's theme. His inspiration and menus change with the season, so there is always something new and exciting to try!



Boutique Catering Includes:

Assorted breads with tapenades and hummus

Blackened chicken and grilled vegetable skewers with seasonal glaze 

Pesto tortellini skewers with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes

Seasonal salad and fresh vinaigrette

A meat and cheese tray with olives

(Catering is only included in the ultimate package)

*Custom menus available for additional charge

Catering Add-On:

Mimosa fixins' (3 juices in carafes and 3 fruits) $30

Sandwich platter $10 PP

Dessert Platter $7 PP

Extra Appetizers $6 PP

(catering add-ons must meet minimums)

art party policies 

*A non-refundable deposit of $250 is due to secure party date and time.

*Deposits are non-refundable and can only be applied toward a future event if changed before 14 days of party date.

*Loss of deposit will occur if party is cancelled one week prior to the event date.

*Host can change party package up to 14 days before party date. No party package changes can be made one week prior to party date without incurring an additional fee.

*Additional services may be added subject to availability.

*Final party balance is due the day of party in one payment form by the host.

*Tips are not necessary, but always appreciated.

*Host may arrive 30 min. early to set up party.

*All guests that attend the party are counted towards the final count and balance, with the exception of parents and grandparents accompanying children for kids’ birthday parties.

*Guests cannot select more than one art or craft option. Change of art option 7 days before event will result in $50 fee. Customization of party art theme is $100.

*Guests arriving late may have to be rushed in order to accommodate the studio's schedule. 

*Accommodations cannot be made for decorations that will hang off the walls or ceilings. Additional decorations may be used on food, gift, and art tables. Display easels are available for your use.

*Guests must bring their own plates, napkins, and serving ware. We only provide cake knife and server, mason jars for drinking, and ice bucket. Additional serving ware can be provided at an additional cost. Serving ware is included in adult catered party options.