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Painting with a Twist Raises Nearly $106,000 for Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer
January 18, 2017 - Painting with a Twist®, the nation’s original and largest paint-and-sip franchise, raised $105,831 throughout the month of July to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose. This is the largest donation the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer has ever received from a third party fundraising event.
Turning Point fundraiser in time for National Stalking Awareness Month
January 16, 2017 - November being National Stalking Awareness Month -- the shelter teamed up with Painting with a Twist to raise funds for programs and services supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
‘Undercover Boss’ watch party reveals surprise gifts
January 15, 2017 - About 60 people gathered at the top floor of Mellow Mushroom on Jan. 4 to watch Rockwall Painting with a Twist (PWAT) artist Bree Ann McCleskey on “Undercover Boss.”
Undercover kindness helps artists get ahead
January 11, 2017 - When the camera crews first rolled up, Maci Stroud wasn’t sure what it was all about. The Lake Jackson local was working at a Painting With A Twist store in San Antonio, and she said nobody ever really explained what was going on. They just told her the store was on a reality show and, after auditioning all the staff, she was selected to train a new employee on camera.
North Texas Business Featured On Undercover Boss
January 11, 2017 - Painting With A Twist featured on CBS show Undercover Boss.
Who's the 'Undercover Boss'? Painting with a Twist's Renee Maloney is!
January 11, 2017 - Renee Maloney went from Mandeville PTA mom to a business "boss." She co-founded --a company called "Painting with a Twist" with friend Cathy Deano.
Turning Point Macomb & Twist Host 'Painting with a Purpose'
January 11, 2017 - The two organizations will host an event 'Painting with a Purpose' to raise funds for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Painting with a Twist Leads Paint and Sip Category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 38th Annual Franchise 500®
January 11, 2017 - Painting with a Twist, America’s original and largest paint and sip franchise, reinforces its status as the nation’s top franchise in the industry by its ranking in Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th Annual Franchise 500® edition as the No. 1 Paint and Sip Studio for the fourth year in a row.
Painting fundraiser for Little Grace Kids set Jan. 11
January 06, 2017 - The GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club of Lewes will host a fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Painting with a Twist, an art and social studio in Lewes.
'Undercover Boss' changes S.A. artist's life
January 05, 2017 - CBS' Undercover Boss made a stop in San Antonio, where the CFO of Painting With a Twist paid a surprise visit to a class. Renee Maloney came in a disguise and was coached by local employee Maci Stroud.
Painting Outing a Reward for Hard Work
January 05, 2017 - This fall Team 41 put in a lot of effort in many forms, including practice, academics and numerous community service outings. Plocki decided to give her team a day off from practice and instead go to Painting With a Twist as a team outing. Afterwards, they went to dinner and had a fun white elephant gift exchange filled with inside jokes and fun gift ideas.
Painting With a Twist Appears on 'Undercover Boss'
January 05, 2017 - Renee Maloney and Cathy Deano wanted to offer a solution to the citizens of Mandeville who were still reeling with depression after Katrina, and Corks and Canvas officially opened as a full-time business in 2007.
'Undercover Boss' Recap: Franchise Owner Disses CFO — 'She's Sucking the Life Out of Me'
January 05, 2017 - The episode kicked off as we met Renee Maloney, cofounder and CFO of Painting With a Twist, a company specializing in fun, wine-filled group painting lessons.
'I'm crying so much': Mandeville-based Painting with a Twist co-founder full of surprises on 'Undercover Boss'
January 04, 2017 - In the episode, Maloney hit the road, popping in on three of the franchises — those in San Antonio and Rockwall, Texas, and in Royersford, Pa.; as well as visiting the business' third-party supplier, Louisiana Art Supply in Hammond.
Painting with a Twist adds Wesley Chapel location
January 04, 2017 - In October 2011, friends Michelle Beres and Sharon Reis, opened Painting with a Twist in Trinity, then they opened a second location in Carrollwood in July 2014.
Undercover Boss Recap 1/4/17: Season 8 Episode 4 “Painting With a Twist”
January 04, 2017 - Renee Maloney, the co-founder and CFO of Painting with a Twist, is this week’s undercover boss. She has created the leading franchise in the industry along with her partner Cathy. They met when they were both room mothers for their children. They started raising money for the school. After Hurricane Katrina came they didn’t know what they would do. But they forged ahead and now have roughly 300 locations.
CBS’ stop in San Antonio terrified this ‘Undercover Boss’
January 04, 2017 - As national cameras rolled, Renee Maloney, co-founder and chief financial officer of Painting with a Twist, said she attempted something she normally would flee from in terror.
Mandeville-based Painting with a Twist co-founder has close call while in disguise on 'Undercover Boss'
January 03, 2017 - Painting with a Twist co-founder Renee Maloney has a confession: She failed art.
Rockwall artist to appear on ‘Undercover Boss’
December 31, 2016 - Rockwall Painting with a Twist artist Bree Ann McCleskey will make her “Undercover Boss” debut on Wed. Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. CT. She will be joined by Painting with a Twist co-founder Renee Maloney, who disguised herself as an art instructor, studio manager, warehouse supervisor and franchisee.
That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly
December 30, 2016 - Leslie Gay talks business about her Painting with a Twist studio in St. Petersburg.
Undercover Boss brings welcomed attention to Tampa businesses
December 30, 2016 - Artists and teachers across Tampa Bay will gather at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night in Painting with A Twist locations to see the company featured on Undercover Boss.
Studio makes painting a portrait of your pet easy
December 29, 2016 - Friends gather together for step-by-step instructions on how to paint a specific image, while sipping beer or wine. At the end, everyone leaves with one-of-a-kind art.
Undercover Boss - Painting with a Twist (Sneak Peek 1)
December 29, 2016 - Renee Maloney, co-founder and CFO of Painting with a Twist, the nation's first and leading paint-and-sip franchise where guests come together to experience a unique night out that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB, goes undercover to meet the people who make her company a masterpiece, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Wednesday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Undercover Boss - Painting with a Twist (Sneak Peek 2)
December 29, 2016 - Renee Maloney, co-founder and CFO of Painting with a Twist, the nation's first and leading paint-and-sip franchise where guests come together to experience a unique night out that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB, goes undercover to meet the people who make her company a masterpiece, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Wednesday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Undercover Boss - Painting with a Twist (Sneak Peek 3)
December 29, 2016 - Renee Maloney, co-founder and CFO of Painting with a Twist, the nation's first and leading paint-and-sip franchise where guests come together to experience a unique night out that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB, goes undercover to meet the people who make her company a masterpiece, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Wednesday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Undercover Boss - Painting with a Twist (Sneak Peek 4)
December 29, 2016 - Renee Maloney, co-founder and CFO of Painting with a Twist, the nation's first and leading paint-and-sip franchise where guests come together to experience a unique night out that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB, goes undercover to meet the people who make her company a masterpiece, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Wednesday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Undercover Boss - Painting with a Twist (Sneak Peek 5)
December 29, 2016 - Renee Maloney, co-founder and CFO of Painting with a Twist, the nation's first and leading paint-and-sip franchise where guests come together to experience a unique night out that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB, goes undercover to meet the people who make her company a masterpiece, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Wednesday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club of Lewes to host fundraiser
December 28, 2016 - The fundraiser will benefit the Little Grace Kids Clothing Closet at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. The studio will offer a two-hour class of a painting titled "Posh Poppies." The event will include complimentary wine, door prizes and raffle.
Rockwall Painting With a Twist welcomes ‘Undercover Boss’
December 28, 2016 - On January 4, Rockwall Painting With a Twist will have its 15 minutes of fame, appearing on an episode of CBS’s Undercover Boss.
Sip. Paint. Repeat. More Delaware paint nights coming.
December 28, 2016 - The social nights have grown in popularity over the years with female-dominated crowds meeting at restaurants or studios to do three things: paint, drink and socialize.
Royersford business featured on TV’s ‘Undercover Boss’
December 27, 2016 - Steve Barzousky had no idea what he was getting into when Renee Maloney walked through the doors while cameras were rolling on a hit reality TV show.
Gift giving brings joy to kids, seniors
December 24, 2016 - The heart-warming sounds of excited kids (who know the holidays are near) rang through the halls of Botsford Commons – A Beaumont Community.
Detroit family’s tough year gets a little joy
December 24, 2016 - Painting with a Twist Detroit teamed with the Neighborhood Services Organization’s YouthLink to provide the gifts to the Henry family and the reaction was joyful.
'Undercover Boss' features surprise for Dallas-area art instructor
December 22, 2016 - Undercover Boss carries with it a weekly surprise. Unbeknownst to McCleskey beforehand, she is shadowed for the day by Renee Maloney, who, we learn during the episode, is the co-founder of Painting With a Twist, a New Orleans-based company that has more than 300 locations, including several in North Texas.
'Undercover Boss' comes to Montco paint-and-sip spot
December 20, 2016 - Renee Maloney, cofounder and CFO of Louisiana-based Painting with a Twist, implemented a companywide initiative after spending time with the Montgomery County-based franchise owners in the episode that will air Jan. 4.
A tropical Christmas, at the stroke of a brush.
December 20, 2016 - While you might be spending the holidays in the Garden State rather than the Sunshine State, you can turn the visions of palm trees dancing in your head into a pretty piece of artwork. Turn your daydreams into reality Friday night at Painting with a Twist of Mount Laurel.
The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival Partners with Painting with a Twist
December 19, 2016 - The BB&T Woodlands CrawPHish Festival has partnered with Painting with a Twist at 570 Sawdust Road in The Woodlands for the 2017 Art Contest.
Three military veterans open public to Painting With a Twist
December 18, 2016 - “We’re thrilled to open a Painting with a Twist studio and can’t wait to provide our guests with a fun night out and a chance to escape from the stresses of daily life,” said Kim AmRhein.
Rockin’ Around the ‘Ville: A Gainesville Holiday Event Guide
December 18, 2016 - The elves don’t have to be the only ones making something beautiful. Painting with a Twist, located at 618 NW 60th St, Ste B, will be giving holiday-themed painting classes including “Crazy Reindeer” on December 21st, which allows you to paint, sip wine and enjoy a relaxing night of getting in the spirit.
Painting with a Twist Co-Founder Renee Maloney Gets Behind-the-Scenes Look at Leading Paint and Sip Franchise on CBS’s “Undercover Boss”
December 16, 2016 - Painting with a Twist, born in 2007, has since become the original and fastest-growing paint-and-sip franchise in the nation. Maloney will take a look inside the business on “Undercover Boss,” Wednesday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The 10 Hottest Franchise Business Categories
December 09, 2016 - Consumers in search of new and creative leisure activities have spawned a slew of new franchises focused on fun. From video game theaters to trampoline parks to paint-and-sip studios, there’s something for every age and interest.
Uncork your inner artist
December 08, 2016 - Painting with a Twist in Panama City welcomes anyone whether they have artistic talent or not, and guarantee you'll take home a masterpiece, or at least something you won't be ashamed to hang on your wall. But no matter the outcome you will have fun.
Painting with a Twist shop in Detroit finds success by focusing on customer experience
December 06, 2016 - This venture has been unbelievable and successful thus far. It's hard to imagine that we held our first class just one year ago. The community has been welcoming and the support of the local government, businesses and residents of the city has been overwhelming. We have by far exceeded our expectations and more during this first year. This type of support encourages us to continue our efforts to give back to this astounding community.
Sisters find success in 'fun art' of Painting With A Twist
December 01, 2016 - After taking care of their ailing mother for many months, sisters Colleen Ciccosanti and Caroline Puma needed a night out. Ciccosanti brought her sister to a paint and sip place. "For the first time in months we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves," said Puma. "It was such a fun and relaxing time, so we decided we wanted to be able to do the same for other people."
Painting With A Twist Just Opened In Jensen Beach, And You Can Sip Wine While Embracing Your Inner Artist
December 01, 2016 - Painting with a Twist, a growing national franchise of BYOB painting studios, has opened a location in Jensen Beach. The studio, which opened its doors Nov. 30, is located at 3759 NW Federal Highway near the Treasure Coast Mall.
Painting With A Twist Event To Benefit Local Soup Kitchen
December 01, 2016 - “Project Soup Kitchen” includes the sale of unique handmade ornaments drawn on mini oil paint canvases from each of Painting with a Twist’s five onsite artists.
Painting with a Twist Brings Sound to Art with New Bluetooth Canvas Speaker
November 29, 2016 - Painting with a Twist®, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise in the nation, is bringing art and music together with the launch of a new Sound Art™ Bluetooth® Canvas Speaker, now available at participating studios nationwide.
Disney wish granted for 9-year-old St. Jude patient at Painting with a Twist
November 28, 2016 - Nine-year-old St. Jude patient Morgan White didn’t know the surprise in store for her when she attended a paint party with her friends at Painting With a Twist in Germantown on Nov.19.
Painting with a Purpose fundraiser for First State Animal Center
November 28, 2016 - For this event, 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the First State Animal Center and SPCA. To date, Painting with a Twist studios have raised more than $2 million for nonprofit organizations. "We're honored to help First State Animal Center and SPCA raise funds and awareness for the welfare of Delaware's pets and the people who care for them," says John Peterson, owner of Painting with a Twist, Lewes.
A guide to celebrating Thanksgiving break in Gainesville
November 17, 2016 - "With less than a week off from classes, it may be hard for some students, especially those from outside of Florida, to go home for Fall break. For those staying in town over Thanksgiving, here are some ideas to celebrate Turkey Day!"
Area residents participate in Painting with a Purpose fundraiser
November 11, 2016 - "On Sunday, Painting with a Twist in Harker Heights was lit up with music and warmth as people got in out of the cold for a Painting with a Purpose fundraiser."
Painting with a Twist opens in Avon
November 03, 2016 - "“You can’t have enough arts in the community and this is just another opportunity for the town of Avon to come out and support the arts in the many different ways that we have,” Avon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tom Downard said.
Turning Point: She painted her own happy ending
November 03, 2016 - "“I was living in Miami,” says Danielle Rubin. “I was a lawyer, working for a large corporation, doing the daily grind. It was stressful and not exactly rewarding in any way, sitting behind a desk from 9 to 5 — or, more accurately, from 8 to 7."
International Franchise Association to Host Annual Convention Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2017
October 27, 2016 - "The International Franchise Association -- the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising globally – has announced its 2017 dates. In addition this year, #IFA 2017 is introducing a new program designed for emerging franchisors. "
Wine-infused painting classes uncorked in Roseville mall
October 27, 2016 - "You can enjoy a glass of wine while taking in a painting class in Roseville. Painting with a Twist opened in Roseville's Har Mar Mall last week and it's having a grand opening event on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m."
Desire for fun motivates owner of Greensburg's Painting With a Twist
October 27, 2016 - "When Judy Ridilla finishes her day as a corporate insurance broker, she heads to her a Painting With a Twist franchise store in Greensburg, which she opened in September 2015."
Painting With a Purpose to Kickstart New Naples Epilepsy Resource Center
October 24, 2016 - "The event will take place on Sunday, November 13 at Painting with a Twist. Attendees will receive step-by-step instruction with experienced local artists and will leave with a one-of-a-kind piece of art."
Roze Gold Review: Painting With A Twist
October 18, 2016 - "A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to try-out Boynton Beach’s new Painting With A Twist Studio. I figured this would make for the perfect date night so I brought my boyfriend to join me."
Mandeville’s Painting With A Twist Wins International Franchise Award For Charity Work
October 18, 2016 - "The International Franchise Association's (IFA) Franchise Education & Research Foundation announced the winners of its second annual Franchising Gives Back Awards, and Mandeville-based Painting with a Twist’s Painting with a Purpose Foundation was honored with an Innovation and Impact award."
Nightlife: Spirits and splattered colors
October 05, 2016 - "Fort Collins is a great supporter of the arts, between their painted pianos and productions across the city, so it’s no surprise that “drinking art studios” have popped up in several locations to allow FoCo citizens to express themselves through art while enjoying a drink or two."
New paint and sip business opening
October 02, 2016 - "The business, which pairs art instruction with wine, was founded in 2007 in Louisiana by Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney. "
Feeling artsy? Businesses offering painting parties tap growing niche in Winston-Salem
October 02, 2016 - "Kelsey Malloy and Casey Williams painted hydrangeas in Mason jars on canvas as they sipped wine at an art studio in Winston-Salem called Painting with a Twist."
Married Couples Who Have Monthly Date Nights Are Less Likely To Break Up, Study Says
October 01, 2016 - "According to a Wall Street Journal report, doing activities like crafts can release chemicals in your brain that make you happy, and couples who share hobbies are happier."
This Couple’s Paint Party Proposal Is Truly A Work Of Art
September 19, 2016 - "On Sept. 3, Brandon took his girlfriend of seven years by surprise when he popped the question during a night out at Painting with a Twist, a group painting and wine class, in Jacksonville, Florida."
Guy’s Proposal To His Girlfriend At A Paint Party Harnessed The Power Of Art
September 19, 2016 - "For Corinne Larsen, September 3 was just another date night with her boyfriend of seven years, but Brandon Scully was about to change that."
Painting with a Twist's new Bluetooth Sound Art Canvas Speaker!
September 08, 2016 - "It's taking paint parties to the next level! Painting with a Twist invites you to come relax, paint, drink and eat, and take home a piece of art! New to Painting with a Twist of Pensacola, the Bluetooth Sound Art Canvas Speaker! "
12-YEAR OLD RAISES MONEY FOR SHRINER’S HOSPITAL
September 07, 2016 - "A 12-year old Lexington girl, who regained her ability to walk at Shriner’s Hospital in Lexington, wanted to give back to help other children at the hospital and raised more than $500 in a fundraiser she organized."
Art with a twist: New paint-and-sip studio opens in Columbia area
September 06, 2016 - There’s a new opportunity in Columbia to let your artistic side flourish while enjoying an adult beverage and creating your own personal work of art.
Lancaster County couple to open paint studio franchise
September 02, 2016 - "Gary Griffith was a full time pastor for 28 years, but when he retired two years ago, he still wanted some kind of work to keep him busy."
Think you’re not ‘artistically inclined’? Painting with a Twist brings out everyone’s creative side Featured
September 02, 2016 - "For the last four years, the #LadiesofIntheNOLA and their female friends and family have converged upon the Painting with a Twist building at 700 Dublin St. for an afternoon of artistic expression."
For Franchising Gives Back award winners, doing good is second nature
September 01, 2016 - "September 12 marks the second annual celebration of Franchising Gives Back, the International Franchise Association’s recognition of franchise companies’ contributions to the well-being of their communities through monetary and in-kind donations and volunteer hours."
Paint-and-sip studio coming to Hill Center Sylvan Heights
August 29, 2016 - "A local franchisee of Painting with a Twist plans to open her second Nashville area location under that paint-and-sip concept at the new Hill Center Sylvan Heights mixed-use development."
Birthday girl donates to Louisiana flood victims
August 28, 2016 - "A young girl had her birthday party at the Gainesville studio and in lieu of presents asked her friends to bring gift cards for the flood victims in Louisiana."
Leigh Ann creates a masterpiece with Painting with a Twist
August 26, 2016 - "You can sip on a glass of wine while becoming a Picasso all thanks to Painting with a Twist right here in Grand Rapids."
Lansing native opens Grand Rapids' first Painting with a Twist studio
August 25, 2016 - "A Lansing-based entrepreneur is doing her part to add to the liveliness of the city's art scene by opening Grand Rapids' first Painting with a Twist studio."
New mural will welcome students back to Whitehall Elementary School
August 24, 2016 - "Painting with a Twist, founded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as a way to relax, has completed six murals in Pittsburgh-area schools through its Mt. Lebanon and Robinson locations, said James Orlando, owner of the two branches."
Finding Griffin his Forever Home
August 23, 2016 - "Every other week, FOX 17 features a child in need of a home, someone living in Michigan foster care who hopes to be adopted."
United Way and Painting With a Twist partner to help local kids
August 12, 2016 - "You can party with some friends, paint a pretty picture, and help children with their back to school supplies all at the same time"
Home theaters: Surround yourself with sound
August 12, 2016 - "A different and surprisingly fun new product in the SBC is the Bluetooth speaker canvas found at Painting with a Twist studios."
Painting with a Twist opens first Triad studio
August 11, 2016 - "Painting with a Twist has expanded to the Triad, providing a unique alternative to a “night out on the town.”
Painting with a Twist holds anniversary fundraiser for couple who lost children to cancer
August 11, 2016 - "A local couple is putting a twist on their wedding anniversary Saturday."
New Pinellas Park studio to offer chance to paint picture, sip wine
August 04, 2016 - "Painting With a Twist will open at the end of this month in the 5600 block between council member Rick Butler's insurance office and Bottles Pub, the latest addition to what officials have deemed the city's "emerging creative district."
'Painting with a Twist' set to hold event for 'Special Olympics Texas' funding
August 03, 2016 - "More than 700 local Special Olympics Texas athletes will benefit from a fundraising event held by Painting with a Twist at 229 Dowlen Rd."
Mind + Body: August 2013
August 01, 2016 - "Girls’ Night Out: Explore your creative side, while having fun with friends."

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