Paint Sparty

Spartan JTAttached is the artwork that will be painted at the Paint Sparty event on January 10th from 7:00-10:00pm at the Claddagh (3835 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240). The cost of the event is $35 per person painting. Food and drink purchased from the Claddagh is not included but can be purchased by you at the event. Painting will begin at 7:00pm so plan to arrive between 6:30-6:45pm.

When asking about the detail to Sparty’s face here is the reply that we received. “Wine and Canvas has instructional and artwork guidelines to follow. The majority of guests are not full-time artists that will not find painting faces easy, it’s difficult to paint a face. Our artwork needs to be possible to replicate for anyone and that includes someone that has never picked up a paint brush. We want customers to walk out of our events with artwork they are proud of and feeling accomplished not artwork that looks awful and that they struggled with. Painters can certainly customize as they wish by adding their own personal touches.” We will have our Sparty Stand Up at the event as a reference for those that want to modify Sparty’s face.

To sign up for the event, go to After you have registered, please send Paul an email at with your name and how many are attending. If you have any questions, please let him know. We hope that you can join us for this fun event and create a personal item for your home/office.

Champions Classic Meet/Greet and Game Watches

On Tuesday, November 18th, Michigan State takes on Duke as part of the Champions Classic basketball games.  The game is at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis.  Before the game we will be hosting a meet and greet at the Slippery Noodle.  The event will start at 4:30pm and go until 6:30pm.  For those that don’t have tickets to the game, you can stay at the Slippery Noodle and watch the game.  We will also have a game watch at our usual location, Stacked Pickle on 96th St.  Hope you can join us!  Go Green!

Champions Classic Ticket Giveaway

Since the beginning of the football season, we have been selling raffle tickets for the chance to win two tickets for the Champions Classic basketball games.  These tickets were won on Twitter from ESPN Events.  This past Saturday at the MSU/Maryland game watch the winning ticket was drawn.  The winner of the tickets was Molly Ball.  Congrats Molly!

MSU/UM Ticket Giveaway Winner

At every game watch and at both tailgate parties, we have had raffle tickets for sale for an opportunity to win two tickets to this Saturday’s MSU/UM game. At yesterday’s tailgate party down in Bloomington the winner was drawn. The winner of the two tickets is Paul Ivkovich! Congrats to Paul and thank you to MSUAA for donating those tickets for us to raffle off!

MSU vs IU Football Tailgate Information

For those heading to Bloomington this Saturday here is the info for the tailgate:
To get as many cars parked together that are coming from Indy, St. Louis, and other locations the meeting point to caravan to the lot is Steak and Shake 1919 N. College Ave, Bloomington 47404.  We will meet there at 10:45am. Email if you will be there.
For those arriving at a different time, we will attempting to secure a tailgate location on E.17th St between N. Indiana Ave and N. Fess Ave (across the street from the stadium).  When traveling east on E. 17th St turn right on N. Indiana Ave (which is just after the Indiana University Credit Union) and then turn left into the grass lot.  The exact location will be emailed out to those attending around 11:00am.
The tailgate will be a pitch-in and BYOB!  If anyone has a grill they are bringing that they would allow others to use please let Paul know at  So we don’t have everyone bringing the same pitch-in items, we have divided up the food based on your last name:
A – G – desserts including fruit
H – N – appetizers including veggies
O – Z – salad (pasta, potato, taco, etc)
Obviously, if you have some item that is your specialty we want you to bring that item to share. FYI – IU allows pass-outs at halftime so any pitch-in food left will be available to eat at halftime.
Sparty and the MSU Cheerleaders will be joining us at some point as well as special guest George Blaha.
We will have corn hole, ladder ball, footballs, and frisbees to play.  We will have raffle tickets for sale (2 tickets to MSU/UM football game or 2 tickets to Champions Classic basketball).  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  The drawing for the MSU/UM tickets will occur at the tailgate.
Please email Paul at if you will be attending the tailgate and how many people will be attending.
Come have a good time with fellow Spartans!
Indy Spartans