corporate Art events with one strange bird

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Looking for corporate event ideas? Does your team need a little team spirit? Looking to woo your clients?  Having a good time is always good for business. Our corporate team building ideas will have the office buzzing with productivity and creativity for days.  Get creative with one of our many arts and crafts options to build a bridge to conversation with your clients or solidify your team. 

Looking for a creative add-on to an event you’re hosting?  We offer creative “make and take” stations to fit your theme.  Our projects are approachable and perfect for any skill level, including your most art-a-phobic team members or clients. Our staff will put yours at ease, allowing them to open up creatively and create conversation. 

Come be inspired in our studio and retail space bursting with color and creativity. Our events and classes are taught by working Chicago artists and our walls are adorned with their creations. In the shop, be inspired by a variety of unique and creative goods crafted by independent designers from around the country. Our space is welcoming and open and sure to spark up a conversation. We can accommodate 24 guests seated in our front studio and up to 17 in our back party room.

Off site corporate parties 

Let us come to you! We do many off-site events in offices and showrooms. We will bring everything you need for a creative and fun event. We have tables, chairs, and paper to cover tables if needed. We also partner with Wanderlust Catering Chicago to make it even easier for you! Packages start at $45 per person. Package discounts are available for “make and take” stations for events.  

*$75 travel fee in the City of Chicago and $125 travel fee to surrounding suburbs

corporate party ideas

Entertaining staff or clients?  Choose from some of our favorite activities: painting, collage, printmaking, terrarium making, card making, coloring party, jewelry making, and more! 

We also specialize in unique team building ideas: coloring party, collaborative paintings, collaborative collages, vision boards, and more!

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

Companies we have worked with:

Macy’s

Land of Nod

Starcom

National Office Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Corporate Event Art Stations

Our craft stations are the perfect addition to your corporate event. In contrast to a traditional class format, this casual option for events is great for the extra pop in your next meeting or event. Tables are set up so that guests can come and create a quick and easy craft. It's the perfect add-on!

(Please call for pricing information)

 Card Making Station

Using a variety of fun materials, guests will create 1-5 handmade cards.  Guests will create by embellishing with paper, stamping, cutting, and more! This is a very fun and easy craft that is approachable for beginners and crafty types alike.  

 Mini-Collage Station

Guests can make a standard 5 x 7 collage using an open-ended, materials-based approach. Using patterned paper, stamps, decorative tapes, and imagery, guests can create a unique piece of art for their office or home! This is another craft idea that is approachable by both men and women. 

 Coloring Party

Guests can experience the latest trend of adult coloring! We will provide a variety of the most popular coloring books and a wide variety of fun coloring supplies. They can do this at their own table while they chat and mingle. Coloring is a nice vehicle for conversation and a great ice-breaker. Easy and approachable, keeping hands busy and creative will help open up larger groups for conversation. It is also very meditative and stress relieving! Guests can pull their design out of the book at the end of the night and take it home to frame it. 

 Terrarium Making Station

Guests get to build their own mini plant world using soil, rocks, succulents or air plants, and embellishments. This is a great activity for those in an office setting. Guests will create something cool for their desk. This is also a gender neutral craft that will appeal to both men and women. It is very simple and perfect for total beginners. 

Printing Station

Explore the art of multiples with a fun and easy craft. Guests will use pre-made stamps (or carve their own) to create and design their own surface pattern design. Print on tea towels, cotton scarves, tote bags, or tee shirts. This one is sure to surprise and delight with its adorable end product.

corporate Event PACKAGES 

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

*$75 travel fee in the City of Chicago and $125 travel fee to surrounding suburbs

Scroll down to read our policies for more information. All parties are BYOB.  We also partner with Wanderlust Catering Chicago to make it really easy!  

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

Unique MEETING SPACE

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

 

 

 

All onsite 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 

 

 
 
 

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)

corporate event policies 

*A non-refundable deposit of half your corporate event balance is due to secure event 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. For arts and crafts stations, the flat fee will balance will be due regardless of amount of participants. 

*Guests can select more than one art or craft option for an additional fee. 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.