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75 Brands Earn Recognition in 1851 Franchise's Franchise Development Website Award Winners
July 03, 2017 - More than 200 franchise brand websites were reviewed by industry judges, and 75 were recognized as best in class, with Signal 88 finishing first, followed by Sport Clips and Painting with a Twist tying for second, Buffalo Wings & Rings in fourth and Chemdry, MaidPro and Soccer Shots tied for fifth.
Painting With a Twist to Benefit the 100 Club of San Antonio
June 29, 2017 - In honor of San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem, who tragically lost his life while battling a blaze at a shopping center in May, local San Antonio Painting with a Twist studios are donating 50 percent of proceeds from a Painting with a Purpose class to the 100 Club of San Antonio on Sunday, July 9.
Painting with a Twist
June 22, 2017 - Dubious but up for an experiment, I head to a paint-and-sip party specifically to report back on what it’s really like to attend one of these popular events.
Painting with a Twist to Add Five Studios in California
June 22, 2017 - Painting with a Twist, America’s original and largest paint-and-sip franchise, today announced it will add five more studios throughout California in 2017, contributing to a grand total of 349 total studios in 39 states. This announcement marks the brand’s most significant expansion in the state since signing its first California franchise in 2013.
10 Artsy Date Night Ideas for Picture-Perfect Fun
June 15, 2017 - Uncork your creativity! Art and wine events are the latest date trend thanks to Painting with a Twist.
Painting with a Twist honors Pulse victims on the one year anniversary
June 13, 2017 - On the one year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre, people gathered at Painting with a Twist in Tampa to honor the victims.
Cancer survivors paint 'scar art' on road to recovery
June 12, 2017 - Nancy Thayer's scars from breast cancer-related surgery bothered her at first. But sketching and painting them on a canvas through You Night Empowering Events' new art program gave her a fresh perspective. The artwork was created through You Night's ScART (Scar-Art), a partnership developed between the Covington-based nonprofit group and Painting with a Twist, whose corporate headquarters are in Mandeville.
The 10 Best Spots for Paint & Wine in Missouri!
June 05, 2017 - t’s a new trend, but one that’s catching on fast. Adults who want to explore their artistic side while they relax with a glass of wine are heading to locations all over Missouri for their artistic nights out.
19 Brands Switch to Naranga for Franchise Management Software in Q1
June 01, 2017 - Naranga, headquartered out of Atlanta, GA is proud to announce 19 new client wins from Q1 of 2017. Franchisors from all over the United States and Canada have chosen Naranga for optimizing lead management, onboarding new franchisees, central operations, employee training and protecting brand standards. Some brands added in Q1 include; Painting with a Twist, Outdoor Living Brands, Floyd's Barbershop, Little Nest Portraits, Red's Savoy Pizza and TruFusion.
Creative date nights include painting, craft projects
June 01, 2017 - Paint parties and DIY project and craft workshops have become a popular alternative to standard dinner and movie date nights.
Mix 96 Val’s Painting With A Twist Past Adventures
May 20, 2017 - Get some friends, grab a date, and bring your wine and creativity to this fun event!
Painting with a Twist Lafayette: Strokes for Stroke
May 16, 2017 - Former stroke patients who are members of Lafayette General's Acadiana Stroke Support Group celebrated their recovery by painting pictures in conjunction with Painting With a Twist.
Our Favorite CEOs From Undercover Boss Season 8
May 14, 2017 - Renee Maloney co-founded Painting with a Twist in 2007 but has since built an empire with more than 300 franchises in 36 states. Like most of the other executives who have participated in the TV show, she came away with a newfound appreciation for the artists who make her business possible, which is why she instituted an artist advisory board in order to get more feedback from her employees so as to make them that much more satisfied.
WDEF Chattanooga hosts Painting with a Twist
May 11, 2017 - Artists Amber and Taylor talk about the fun Painting with a Twist experience offered in the Chattanooga studio.
Wine fans drink up painting classes
May 09, 2017 - A precursor to the adult coloring book trend, paint-and-sip emerged as a popular franchise concept about a decade ago: Louisianans Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney in 2007 launched Painting With a Twist (then called Corks and Canvas) as a way to promote relaxation in a region beset with Hurricane Katrina-related stresses.
New Business Owner Giving Back With A Twist
May 08, 2017 - Bree McCleskey recently moved to Georgetown with a business plan and the desire to give back. This edgy artist and cheerful new owner of Painting With a Twist (PWAT) on S Rock Street has had ups and downs in her life, to the point of taking a job in a restaurant so she could bring leftovers home to feed her kids.
Hardheads First Paint Party
May 08, 2017 - We arrived a bit late, but our canvas was already set up for us. Probably 30 people were assembled around the high-top tables inside Hardheads Icehouse & Grill. The party was hosted by Painting With a Twist, Donna & Jerry Mittendorf.
Painting with Mom This Mother's Day
May 06, 2017 - Metro Detroit Painting with a Twist locations are offering a unique Mother's Day experience to share with the family. Moms can paint for half-off with a reservation of two on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14 as part of the Mom and Me Mimosa Sunday.
A Fun Night of Art with a Twist Now Open in Winter Haven
May 06, 2017 - It starts with a paint brush and a bottle of your favorite vino. There is a trained instructor walking you through the entire process of painting your masterpiece. You have everything you need at your finger tips. [Pg. 12]
Painting fundraiser to benefit American SIDS Institute May 11
May 05, 2017 - Painting with a Twist art and social studio in Lewes will host a Painting with a Purpose charity event at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 11, to benefit Spring-for-SIDS, a national campaign to raise awareness about sudden infant death and to raise funds for research.
"May the Fourth Be With You" on 'Star Wars' Day
May 03, 2017 - (FOX 13) - May the Fourth Be With You and your entire family. Celebrate “Star Wars” Day and Revenge of the Fifth at these Bay Area gatherings of Jedis, Sith Lords and everyone in between.
May the Fourth be with you on unofficial 'Star Wars' holiday
May 03, 2017 - It's not an official holiday, but don't tell that to your average "Star Wars" fan. May 4 is a day of celebration by many who use the rallying cry "May the fourth be with you" as a way to proclaim their love for the epic space opera franchise.
Where to celebrate May the 4th Star Wars Day in San Antonio
May 01, 2017 - The Force is extra strong with “Star Wars” fans this week.That’s because Thursday is Star Wars Day, so designated May 4 because saying “May the 4th be with you” makes a punny spin on that classic line, “May the Force be with you.” It’s a special day to celebrate all things “Star Wars,” with plenty of grassroots and licensed events worldwide.
7 Star Wars Events for Celebrating 'May the 4th Be With You'
May 01, 2017 - his May 4th, known affectionately to Star Wars fans as May the Fourth Be With You, may be a conflicting one for sci-fi aficionados. On that day, a new Guardians of the Galaxy film will be released to theaters.
2017's Best of the Best Franchises
April 26, 2017 - Entrepreneur’s annual Best of the Best list celebrates the elite franchise companies that rank at the top of their industry categories in the Franchise 500.
Sussex’s value-added attractions make their pitch
April 18, 2017 - Painting with a Twist owners Lania and John Peterson were celebrating one year in business the day of the event.
Painting to help abused and neglected Southeast Texas children
April 10, 2017 - Painting on a canvas turned into a means for helping abused and neglected Southeast Texas children. A fundraiser for CASA took place at Painting With A Twist in Beaumont.
Local Couples Launch North Andover Art Studio with a ‘Twist’
April 07, 2017 - Aspiring to bring a new creative outlet to Merrimack Valley, Painting with a Twist opened March 23, 2017 in North Andover. It’s a place where friends come together to paint, bring a beverage of their choice and uncork their inner artist. Painting with a Twist of North Andover is located at 10 High Street in East Mill North Andover.
At the corner of party and happy place sits Painting with a Twist
April 01, 2017 - Blogger Lizzie K of "Date Night Cincinnati" indulges in a night of laughter, love and fun at her local Painting with a Twist.
Painting fundraiser to benefit Autism Delaware April 2
March 25, 2017 - Painting with a Twist art and social studio in Lewes will host a painting fundraiser at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 2, to benefit Autism Delaware, which helps people and families affected by autism.
Easter Bunny Mommy/Son Date!
March 19, 2017 - Cincinnati Mom takes her son on an inspiring Mommy/Son date to Painting with a Twist in Mason, OH.
Local couple launches Wylie art studio.. with a Twist
March 17, 2017 - Aspiring to bring a new creative outlet to the area, Painting with a Twist recently opened in Wylie. It’s a place where friends come together to paint, perhaps bring a beverage of their choice and uncork their inner artist. Painting with a Twist of Wylie is located at 456 North Country Club Road, near the city of Wylie Municipal Complex.
Painting with a Twist opens its doors to Carlie
March 16, 2017 - The Painting with a Twist Atlanta - Buckhead studio is proud to help Carlie on her journey to adoption. She is a vibrant and creative 12 year old who has been in foster care for the past 2 years.
How To ‘Flow’ Or Become Your Best Self, Based On Your Personality Type
March 16, 2017 - Flow is the act of being complete immersed in an activity, where one loses track of time because they are completed focused.
Mom Report: Painting With a Twist
March 13, 2017 - I took Trevor on a date to Painting With A Twist, an adorable art studio that walks you step-by-step through amazing pieces. I’ve been before with my girl friends and absolutely loved it.
Local Girl Scouts show off their art skills
March 12, 2017 - Some local Girl Scouts put their painting skills to the test Sunday. Painting with a Twist hosted the group of girls for Girl Scout Appreciation Day.
Painting fundraiser benefits Alana Rose Foundation
March 05, 2017 - Painting with a Twist in Lewes hosted a Painting with a Purpose charity event Feb. 23 to benefit the Alana Rose Foundation, which works to help relieve families from overwhelming medical, emotional and financial stress associated with the life-threatening illness of a child.
Art and fun with friends at Painting with a Twist
March 01, 2017 - Diane Wey, from Painting with a Twist talks more about her “fun art” studio. Painting with a Twist is an art party studio where you paint with local artists to complete a painting with step by step instruction.
This art class will bring the paints and the music, but you BYOB
February 28, 2017 - Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” broke out across the room as Courtney Grosvenor picked up a paintbrush and swept it across the canvas in front of her. Tentacles emerged from the octopus she was tracing. On the other side of the room, seven people mirrored her movements with their own brushes, hurriedly looking back and forth from her canvas to the octopuses on their own canvases.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
February 27, 2017 - Welcome to Painting with a Twist – a little bit of paint, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun! My name is Dawn O’Connell, and my husband, Scott, and I are so excited to bring this wonderful new business to the Bay Area! It has been our dream for years to bring fun, relaxing, and accessible art to our community.
Work-Life Balance Tips for Parent Entrepreneurs
February 24, 2017 - Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, co-founders of paint-and-sip franchise Painting With A Twist, met more than a decade ago while volunteering at their children's school and came up with the idea for their business.
Painting with a Twist will open Tomball location this April
February 24, 2017 - Dan and Kim Augsburger will open Painting with a Twist in early April at 14059 FM 2920, Tomball, located in the Four Corners Shopping Center.
Get creative. Enjoy a night out with a twist.
February 21, 2017 - Enroll in a class at Painting with a Twist, located next to Amerigo Italian Restaurant in Market Street Shopping Center in Flowood, and follow along as an instructor gives step-by-step directions for a finished masterpiece.
Painting with a Twist and Undercover Boss
February 21, 2017 - Chances are that you have been to a Painting with a Twist event with your friends–I know I have a time or two. Back when my friend Natalie lived in Louisiana and I didn’t have any kids yet it was almost a monthly ritual for us. We usually focused more on the drinking wine part and less on the painting but still it was fun and an opportunity to catch up and do something creative.
Boss Up Painting With A Twist
February 21, 2017 - Renee Maloney helped to build a business empire right from the Northshore. The Co-Founder and CFO of Painting With A Twist joins Sheba Turk on The 504 to talk more about that and her time on CBS's hit show Undercover Boss
Paint with a Purpose for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
February 18, 2017 - Quota international of Grand Rapids is collaborating with Painting with a Twist to provide a painting party that benefits Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in west Michigan.
Painting fundraiser for Alana Rose Foundation set Feb. 23
February 18, 2017 - Painting with a Twist, an art and social studio in Lewes, will host a Painting with a Purpose charity event at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, to benefit The Alana Rose Foundation, which works to help relieve families from overwhelming medical, emotional and financial stress associated with the life-threatening illness of a child.
Brandon Roth Live On Painting With a Twist
February 2017 - Creating unique pieces of art for Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day: Meet the Ladies Who Started the Paint & Sip Phenomena
February 14, 2017 - Paint, sip, repeat. Two women, Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, built an empire from these three easy steps. Since opening in 2007, Painting with a Twist has become America’s largest paint and sip franchise, with over 325 studios across 35 states.
Meet the artists: Matt Walker and Kyle Friese
February 13, 2017 - Matt Walker started working at Painting with a Twist, 5625 Park Blvd., within the Pinellas Arts Village when it opened in the fall. At the grand opening, he was approached by Debra Rose...
Painting with a Twist studio in Lewes to hold 'Painting with a Purpose' fundraiser
February 13, 2017 - Painting with a Twist, an art studio in Lewes, is hosting a Painting with a Purpose charity event on February 23.
Try Your Hand At Painting With A Twist
February 10, 2017 - The recipe for a fun evening is as follows. Mix splashes of blue, pink and yellow paint with a little red wine and you have Painting with a Twist.
Making the most of a degree in the arts
February 08, 2017 - Dion Allison is a mother of four and works two jobs. She went to Webster University for graphic design and graduated with a degree in art and secondary education. She said she has no regrets. Now, Allison works as an elementary school art teacher and an instructor at Painting with a Twist in O’Fallon, Missouri. In addition to this, she is a graduate student online and hopes to get her Masters in education.
Painting with a Purpose Event to Benefit Alana Rose Foundation
February 08, 2017 - Alexa joins us in the studio along with Lania Peterson, owner of Painting with a Twist to talk about an upcoming event to benefit the Alana Rose Foundation, “Painting with a Purpose.”
Painting with a Twist on NBC Houston
February 07, 2017 - Lucky local art students got to paint with NFL players for Superbowl week.
Immortalize your furry friend on canvas
February 06, 2017 - Share your pet's best features with the world by painting a pet portrait on Thursday night. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the painting is the perfect pick for a unique, and unexpected, gift for loved ones.
A Brush With Fame
February 06, 2017 - Hot off an appearance on CBS’ hit reality show, “Undercover Boss,” Painting with a Twist Co-owner Renee Maloney shares how a simple idea to bring women together and have a good time has now become the fastest-growing franchise in the nation.
NFLPA Smock and Jocks: Painting With the Pros
February 04, 2017 - Before Super Bowl LI, the National Football League Players Association partnered with Painting With a Twist for the community event Painting With the Pros at James Madison High School Friday morning.
NFL stars make a stand against bullying
February 03, 2017 - On Friday, NFL quarterback Vince Young and former NFL tight end Robert Royal took a new approach to tackle bullying in schools. The players worked with students at Madison High School to learn how to paint, thanks to Painting With a Twist.
Painting with an NFL Twist
February 03, 2017 - Students at James Madison High school in Hiram Clarke, not only had the opportunity to paint with a twist, but the real twist was painting with NFL Players.
Painting with a Twist, for Cinderella's Closet
February 01, 2017 - "Prom" is a big deal to most students and for young ladies in particular, it's all about the dress. Representatives like Leeann Fox with "Dress for Success" here in town wants the community to help girls in need, find their perfect gown and you can help with the glitz and glamor.
Painting with a Twist Announces Partnership with NFL Players Association
January 31, 2017 - Nation’s Leading Paint-and-Sip Franchise Teams up with NFLPA for ‘Smocks & Jocks’ Championship Weekend Event: Painting with the Pros
PWAT Lewes Rehoboth Foodie Interview
January 30, 2017 - John and Lanya Peterson mix a little wine with a little paint and maybe a nosh or two to create the fun Painting with a Twist in Lewes.
Painting with a Twist Chooses Naranga for Franchise Operations Software
January 30, 2017 - Painting with a Twist, headquartered out of Mandeville, Louisiana, has chosen Naranga, a franchise management software provider, headquartered out of Atlanta, Georgia, to assist them with optimizing their lead management, onboarding of new franchisees and central operations in the cloud.
First Town Club members hear from Painting With a Twist owners
January 25, 2017 - At the January meeting of The First Town Club, members learned about various painting parties available to them. John and Lania Peterson, owners of Painting With a Twist in Lewes, spoke about many of their events such as Paint Your Pet, Manic Monday, fundraiser parties, kids camps, open studio, family classes and more.
Senior Paws Painting with a Purpose
January 23, 2017 - Painting with a Twist partners with Senior Paws Sanctuary for a unique experience raising funds for a noble cause.
GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club holds painting fundraiser for Little Grace Kids Closet
January 23, 2017 - Painting with a Twist in Lewes hosted a Painting with a Purpose charity event Jan. 11 in conjunction with the GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club.
Missoula's Painting with a Twist makes pets into stars
January 23, 2017 - Creating a work of art based on your furry companion can be difficult without the right tools; however, with guidance from a local art studio, many walk away with the Mona Lisa of pet paintings.

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