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Business owner turns 'what if' into Painting with a Twist
November 24, 2015 - "Detroit is redefining itself and small businesses are playing a critical role in its transformation. Entrepreneurs who are establishing small business roots in the Motor City are not only going full throttle, but want to make a difference."
A canvas for a cause: PWAT hosts cancer fundraiser for Mesquite ISD teacher
November 19, 2015 - "One local business is hosting a special event to raise money for a Kaycee Struck, a Mesquite ISD special education teacher, who is battling breast cancer. "
Local Entrepreneur Launches Scarsdale’s First Art Studio…with a ‘Twist’
November 18, 2015 - Painting with a Twist, a place for friends coming together to paint, opened this month at 365 Central Park Ave. in the Archway Plaza. Allowed to bring their own beverages, attendees are led by art instructors who teach how to paint a bare 16- X 20-inch canvas using paint and brushes provided by the studio.
Painting with a Twist opens location in downtown Detroit
November 15, 2015 - "After a Monday grand opening, a 2,300-square-foot retail space on the first floor of the Julian Madison Building at 1420 Washington Blvd. will house the popular Metro Detroit activity."
November 14, 2015 - "An evening in Cobble Hill spent sipping wine and painting, what could be classier? "
Painting with a Twist in Brooklyn New York! #pwat
November 12, 2015 - "Last month I attended a special media event at the Brooklyn, NY location of Painting with a Twist. To quickly sum up my experience, I'd say -everyone needs to check it out! "
Painting With A Twist Of Scarsdale Opens On Central Avenue
November 12, 2015 - Painting with a Twist of Scarsdale opens Thursday on 365 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale, with refreshments from 5:30-7 p.m. and a free painting class from 7-9 p.m.
'Painting with a Twist' to launch in Braintree
November 08, 2015 - "Aspiring to bring something new to Norfolk County, Candice Vacher and her husband, Matthew Vacher, are set to open Painting with a Twist on Nov. 8 at 871 Washington St., Braintree."
Small Business Spotlight: Painting with a Twist of Scarsdale
November 07, 2015 - "It is part of a fast-growing national franchise that provides guests a unique ‘getaway’ through art."
Paint With A Twist Opens In Scarsdale
November 04, 2015 - "Briarcliff Manor resident Lauren Weixeldorfer is behind Scarsdale’s first Painting with a Twist studio."
Painting with a Twist comes to Fishers
November 03, 2015 - "One may think it requires an artistic knack to successfully paint a proper work of art, but thanks to Painting with a Twist you can get step-by-step instructions on how to paint your own work of art and do it while enjoying a glass of wine. "
A Ladies' Tour of the Deep South
November 02, 2015 - "Native residents of the Lone Star State will tell you that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and the city of Dallas is certainly no exception."
22 Best Things to do in Tampa, Florida
October 30, 2015 - "Painting with a Twist is a fantastic way to have some fun and meet new friends and as you learn how to paint in a relaxed environment. "
Local Family to Launch Odessa’s First Art Studio…with a ‘Twist’
October 28, 2015 - "Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet to the Permian Basin, Painting with a Twist is set to open in Odessa on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015."
Painting with a Twist Studios Nationwide Host Charitable Events to Benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation
October 27, 2015 - "Painting with a Twist®, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise, will host fundraising events throughout November to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose."
Painting With A Twist Comes to Brooklyn
October 26, 2015 - "I was introduced to Painting With A Twist in 2014 when my family & I attended the Niche Parent Conference, we had a great time painting as a family and I patiently waited for a franchise to pop up in New York."
Painting with a Twist! A Mom’s Night out in Brooklyn!
October 21, 2015 - "Just because I’m a Mom doesn’t necessarily mean that I can no longer have fun! I have a lot of spunk left in me for a fun night out on the town."
Local entrepreneurial family to launch Honolulu’s first art studio…with a ‘Twist’
October 19, 2015 - "Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet to Hawaii’s largest city, Painting with a Twist is set to open in Honolulu on Thursday, August 20, 2015."
Just Opened: 4 Paint & Sip Studios Where You Can Create With the Kids
October 14, 2015 - "You’ve seen the photos in your Facebook feed: groups of smiling people holding nearly identical paintings. It’s the “Paint and Sip” phenomenon — friendly art outings with a side of Chardonnay or Shiraz — and the concept is descending on NYC in a major way."
Local Entrepreneur to Launch Montville Township's First Art Studio...with a 'Twist'
October 12, 2015 - "Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet to Morris County, Painting with a Twist is set to open in Montville Township on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015."
Local Entrepreneur to Launch Camarillo’s First Art Studio…with a ‘Twist’
October 12, 2015 - "Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet to Ventura County, Painting with a Twist is set to open in Camarillo on Thursday, October 15, 2015."
October 12, 2015 - "As a creative, I am naturally drawn to experiences where I can make something with my hands, or learn a new skill. But how about if you are not so creative, and still want to be able to creative something beautiful, say, with a group of buddies? You should get into Painting With A Twist."
The “New Painting with a Twist”….why you need to go!
October 09, 2015 - "I was invited to attend a blogger event to check out the new Painting with A Twist in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. It was about the most fun I’ve had in a long time!"
Painting with a Twist plans Twin Cities paint-and-sip studios
October 08, 2015 - "Local franchisee Danielle Rubin is considering locations in Bloomington, Richfield, Roseville and Eagan, she said Thursday, but hasn't finalized any leases. She wants to launch the first studio by early 2016 and open two more later."
Painting with a Twist rides new trend
October 07, 2015 - "The “paint ‘n’ sip” phenomenon, whereby friends, neighbors, and colleagues come together to paint, drink and relax, is showing up signs of slowing down and that’s good news for a Louisiana-based company."
Painting classes with a bit of a twist
October 03, 2015 - "A local family plans to open a new business in the coming weeks that will combine painting classes with hangouts, inviting customers to bring their own snacks and drinks, including alcohol, while they try their hand at art."
Uncorked Creativity
October 01, 2015 - "The nation recently observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making its landfall, reflecting on the destruction of that terrible storm and the incredible stories of survival and recovery that followed."
Painting with a Twist franchise location opening in downtown Detroit by November
September 29, 2015 - "Third franchise location from Michelle Lewis adds to stores in Ferndale and Farmington"
Eat, Drink, Paint!
September 28, 2015 - "It doesn’t have to be a starry night just outside, you can look at one any time you want when you hang it on your wall."
New Mount Laurel business offers anyone the chance to escape reality
September 25, 2015 - "Being passionate about what you do is important to be successful in any business and Beatrix Luch, a new Mount Laurel business owner, is a walking example of passion."
New store geared toward painting and sipping wine
September 24, 2015 - "Painting with a Twist, a concept that pairs instructional art with wine, is slated to open in Winston-Salem at the first of the year."
Pink Ribbon Fund
September 23, 2015 - "It’s hard to believe October is little more than a week away already. That means it’s time to start dusting off the pink and getting ready for breast cancer awareness month."
That's amore
September 21, 2015 - "Everyone is Italian when it comes to Belmar's Festival Italiano."
Mandeville women’s 'paint-and-sip' business model leads to 230 franchises across the country
September 14, 2015 - "Tammy Milam said she thought she had a winning idea when she decided to go into business on her own six years ago. For months, Milam had attended classes at Corks N Canvas, a so-called “paint and sip” studio in Mandeville where people create artwork while drinking wine. At the time, she was preparing to move back to her native Lafayette, was looking to change careers and wanted to bring the idea with her to open her own studio."
Smith Street BYOB Paint-And-Sip Studio to Open Monday
September 10, 2015 - "A new studio that lets painters showcase their creativity with a little liquid courage will open Monday in Carroll Gardens."
Painting With a Twist Franchisee Spills Her Secrets to Success
September 01, 2015 - "Painting With a Twist pairs instructional art with friends, wine and a lively instructor to produce individual works of art."
Brush, with Greatness
September 01, 2015 - "Anyone who has played Pictionary with me knows that my artistic skills are limited. However, in the name of stretching beyond my comfort zone, I attended an evening of Painting with a Twist in Skippack."
In the wake of Katrina, there was vodka and ice cream — then a business idea
August 31, 2015 - "Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney are the type of friends who tend to want to finish each other’s sentences, with a kind of Southern charm and complementary back-and-forth wit that makes one’s stories better than the other’s."
Katrina survivors’ ‘Twist’ of fate
August 31, 2015 - "There are a lot of ugly pictures associated with Hurricane Katrina. Algy and Kermie Irvin, owners of 'Painting with a Twist' in The Woodlands, paint one of survival and rebirth. "
Skippack Painting with a Twist hosts fundraising event in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina
August 28, 2015 - "As part of the nation’s largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist of Skippack participated in the company’s national fundraising event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 26 through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose."
Studio hosts painting fundraiser in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina
August 26, 2015 - "As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Painting with a Twist in Grapevine will participate in a national fundraising event on Saturday through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose."
These Katrina survivors craft new life in Texas
August 26, 2015 - "Painting With a Twist studios in Kingwood and The Woodlands recently commemorated the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a storm that radically changed the lives of the franchises' owners."
Louisiana-based paint-and-sip holds fundraiser for Katrina 10-year-anniversary
August 25, 2015 - "Popular paint-and-sip venture Painting With a Twist will hold a fundraiser in Baton Rouge to raise money for charter schools in honor of Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year-anniversary."
Skippack Painting With a Twist owner gives back to New Orleans, her hometown
August 20, 2015 - "Jennifer Elwell brought a little piece of her native New Orleans to Skippack when she opened the first Painting With a Twist franchise in the Northeast region three years ago."
Meghan & Natalie-Painting With A Twist
August 18, 2015 - "Watch as our Fox 45 News Anchors, Meghan and Natalie have a fun time at Painting with a Twist"
Field Notes: Tap Into Your Inner Picasso at These Paint Parties Around Honolulu
Painting with a Twist: A little paint, a little wine, and a whole lot of fun!
August 18, 2015 - "Painting with a Twist’ is the perfect place for a great night out with friends or to host your next party! Owners & Operators Cynthia Fujieki and Megan O’Donnell joins us with details."
Waco News Brief - Paint with a Purpose
August 17, 2015 - "The Waco Police Department and the Family Abuse Center are sponsoring a Painting with a Purpose fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Painting with a Twist"
Paint and Sip Studio
August 15, 2015 - "Paint and Sip Studio is a concept where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist in a fun atmosphere."
Adults do 'Painting with a twist'
August 10, 2015 - "It's not your average art class. Painting with a Twist in Kakaako turns social drinking into a class act event."
Painting with a Twist on Local Lifestyles
August 07, 2015 - "A little bit of paint. A little bit of wine. A whole lot of fun!"
Little Rock entrepreneur brings ‘Painting With a Twist’ to Fort Smith
August 06, 2015 - "A new business in Fort Smith’s Pavilion shopping center is bringing opportunities for entertainment, as well as helping local charities raise money that will stay in the community."
‘Painting with a Twist’ poised to open in Washington Twp.
August 05, 2015 - "The new business at 8010 McEwen Road near Whole Foods Market will provide a “place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist,” according to a company release."
Painting with a Twist opening first Hawaii location on Aug. 8
July 31, 2015 - "Painting with a Twist — imagine an instructor-led art class with friends, plus wine or beer — is opening its first Hawaii location in the Honolulu's Kakaako neighborhood on Aug. 8, the local franchisee told PBN."
Schools foundation hosting painting fundraiser
July 29, 2015 - "The Clarence Schools Enrichment Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing enrichment to students, announced today it will hold a fundraising event called “Painting with a Purpose” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Painting with a Twist, 6363 Transit Road."
“Painting with a Twist” opens in Downtown Knoxville
July 24, 2015 - "There’s a new business in Downtown Knoxville. Painting with a Twist located on 121 South Gay Street opened on Thursday evening with an open house and painting class for invitees."
Katrina 10th anniversary: how 'Painting with a Twist' helped a community heal
July 18, 2015 - "Even if you got a D in 8th grade art, or consider yourself the least creative person in your family, you'll find that the nationally franchised, Louisiana-based Painting with a Twist has something for you."
Painting enthusiasts came out to support local graduate students
July 17, 2015 - "Friday night at Painting with a Twist alumni and supporters of Troy University came out to a fundraiser that will help students pay for school. Nearly 50 people came out to learn how to paint or at least try to follow along creating their own masterpiece."
You can do it: Learn stuff, don't buy stuff
July 17, 2015 - "It's nice to get things sometimes (for instance, I'd really like a decent pancake griddle because my flapjack game is a laughing-hot mess). But in general, experiences are much more memorable, don't you think?"
A closer look at Business Woman of the Year finalists in the Health & Wellness, Nonprofit and Hospitality categories
July 08, 2015 - "Some of Tampa Bay's most successful businesswomen have been chosen among Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2015 BusinessWoman of the Year finalists. Today, we're publishing the finalists in the Health & Wellness and Nonprofit categories as well as a new category this year: Hospitality."
Painting with a Twist opens in Fort Smith, AR
July 06, 2015 - "Seth McCurry, a 26-year-old entrepreneur with Painting with a Twist art studios in North Little Rock and Little Rock, has opened a location in Fort Smith."
Letting the inner artist out at Painting With a Twist
July 01, 2015 - "At Painting With a Twist, anyone can be an artist without even knowing it. For an affordable cost at the door, customers have the opportunity to pick up a brush, whether it be for the first time or for more painting practice."
Painting with a twist, and sweaty palms
June 29, 2015 - "You would think after plunging down a four-story drop and having softballs whip past your head that a painting class wouldn’t inspire much fear. But you would be wrong."
Mom-Jeans Painting Class
June 24, 2015 - "If you’ve never been to or seen one, Painting with a Twist is the largest brand in the burgeoning “paint and sip” industry, offering painting classes paired with a BYOB policy in more than 200 locations across the country."
Leading paint-and-sip concept opens in Greece
June 23, 2015 - "Painting with a Twist, a place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist, recently opened a new location in Greece on Thursday, June 11, at 1586 Ridge Rd. W. in Rochester."
Paint-and-sip businesses opens Monday, June 29
June 23, 2015 - "Painting and wine have long gone together. It’s arguable that many of the world’s great art works (not to mention literature) would not exist without the nudge of the grape."
New business will offer artistic opportunities for the Big Country
June 22, 2015 - "ABILENE, Texas - Wannabe artists or anyone looking for an unusual party, the owner of Painting with a Twist wants to meet you."
Painting event raising funds for ‘Dogs on Deployment’
June 20, 2015 - "Painting and pets might seem like an unlikely pair, but this Tuesday Painting with a Twist will host an event to help pets in need of a home away from home."
Home for the Summer
June 18, 2015 - "There seems to be a universal notion amongst all kids that there is no lamer species on the planet than one’s own parents. For some reason, parents are the last people kids want to hang out with, especially in the summer when there is no school but plenty of free time."
Dive into Baton Rouge's art scene!
June 17, 2015 - "Aspiring sculptor? Art enthusiast? The next Picasso? Whichever you are, Baton Rouge has an art scene to satisfy everyone. "
8 Franchises You Can Own For Less Than $100,000
June 17, 2015 - "Franchising has long been a popular choice for entrepreneurs who want the freedom to run their own businesses within the context of established companies."
8 Recent Changes to Smith Street's Food and Drink Scene
June 09, 2015 - "The neighborhood's new paint-and-sip studio at 228 Smith St. should hopefully open in the next six weeks after delays pushed its planned spring debut, co-owner Suzette Riley told DNAinfo New York Tuesday."
Painting and partying
June 05, 2015 - "It's one of the hottest social trends right now: crafting while sipping wine. Now a franchise store featuring painting while sipping is set to open."
Painting With A Twist: Fun Art, Not Fine Art
June 05, 2015 - "Brett & I attended a PWAT’s Van Gogh’s Olive Tree class last Saturday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The thing about this place is you can bring wine and snacks!"
Introducing Painting With A Twist's Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney
June 04, 2015 - "In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Mandeville, La. residents Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney found themselves seeking work with more meaning – something new and inspiring that would also give them a platform to give a little something back."
June 02, 2015 - "Showcase your inner Picasso in just two hours at Painting with a Twist, where you can leave your date night with a masterpiece of your own."

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