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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."
Painting with a Twist Celebrates Milestone 5 Millionth Guest
July 14, 2016 - "Painting with a Twist®, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise in the nation, recently celebrated its 5 millionth guest in Sarasota, Florida with a party and a fitting surprise gift – one year’s worth of Painting with a Twist classes."
Painting With A Twist now open in Mount Dora
July 12, 2016 - "Fun art, not fine art is the motto for Painting with a Twist, which opened its doors on June 23 in Mount Dora. "
Painting With a Twist event benefits lighthouse foundation
July 10, 2016 - The Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation held a fundraiser June 28 to benefit the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse dock restoration fund. The event was sponsored by John and Lania Peterson, owners of Painting with a Twist in Lewes. In preparation, the group provided Barb Moulinier's “Harbor Master” image which was tied for People's Choice winner in the photography contest at the Lewes Tulip Festival in spring 2016.
Painting with a Twist Launches Nonprofit to Support Artists within Franchise Community
July 07, 2016 - "For Painting with a Twist®, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise in the nation, giving back to the community has been embedded in its core values since day one."
New paint-and-sip studio allows patrons to express themselves — and relax
July 07, 2016 - "Art as entertainment embarks on a sprightly path beyond studious museum gazing at the new do-it-yourself art studio, Painting with a Twist."
Family Favorites
July 01, 2016 - "Painting with a Twist is Birmingham's Favorite Art Class"
Painting with a Twist of Prairieville to Host Fundraiser to Benefit LSU Mike the Tiger Fund!
June 29, 2016 - "The studio will offer a tiger related painting session on Thursday, July 20th 2016, from 7 -9 pm that is open to the public to join!"
THE CREATIVE GROWTH OF PAINTING WITH A TWIST IN MICHIGAN
June 25, 2016 - "At times, in life when we are going through natural changes, it takes us out of our comfort zone and creates an opportunity for us embrace our true calling. "
"To Be the Next Sara Blakely, You Need More Than Simply a Good Idea"
June 21, 2016 - "As a wise person once said, "An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea."
Painting event raises funds for Orlando shooting victims
June 21, 2016 - "Painting with a Twist, an art studio in Lewes, is raising money for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. "
Local businesses raise money for Orlando victims
June 18, 2016 - "Donations continue to pour in for the families of the 49 people killed in the shooting in Pulse nightclub."
Abita celebrates new IPA with a painting and drinking party!
June 17, 2016 - "The new ‘Shotgun Double IPA’ is a new Abita beer worth trying and it's at least one reason people are out at the brewery after hours."
"Painting with a Twist" Honors National Best Friends Day
June 10, 2016 - "Painting with a Twist is a paint and sip art class where even the non-artsiest of folks can learn to paint while drinking wine and having fun with friends. "
Painting with a Twist
June 08, 2016 - "Painting with a Twist is a fun way to let out your inner Picasso as you paint and drink. "

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