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2821 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
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Monday: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Media and Press Releases

Paint Your Pet and Painting with a Purpose at Painting with a Twist in Tampa
April 01, 2013 - On Sunday, March 23rd, the Tampa location of Painting with a Twist had two cool events going on simultaneously in their two studios, Painting with a Purpose & Paint your Pet. The group raising funds was the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a group with local offices in Tampa. Wendy Bourland, Communications and Events Manager, was presented a check for $450 by Marvin Gay for this group that has been caring for the families of Fallen and Wounded Special Operations Forces since 1980.
Everyone can be an artist at Painting With a Twist in St. Petersburg and Tampa
February 28, 2013 - An article on how and why Leslie & Marvin Gay, Owners of Painting with a Twist St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL, started the business. “We want people to relax and have fun when they come here,” said Leslie.
Paint, wine and friends bring out the inner artist
December 03, 2012 - If you’re feeling a bit frazzled by the holidays, how about taking time for a little fun, perhaps even some therapy? How about therapy that comes at the tip of a paintbrush? A company called “Painting With A Twist” allows you to unleash your inner artist alongside friends, and even sip a glass of wine while you find your muse. That’s the ‘twist’ part.
Top 5 Extraordinary To Do’s in Tampa Bay
November 28, 2012 - Painting with a Twist: Bring a bottle of wine or beverage and paint a picture along with a local artist. At the end of the class, you will have a one of a kind work of art to take home with you.
Girls Night Out- Painting with A Twist
July 17, 2012 - Fun night painting and socializing!
Fun Night out at Painting with A Twist
July 05, 2012 - Its time to unleash the artist within! We take a group art class where you will create your own masterpiece to take home with you.
ABC News Segment Video- Positively Tampa Bay: Painting with a Twist
May 02, 2012 - Tampa Bay art studios help local non-profits raise thousands of dollars!
Painting Class with Drinks in South Tampa
February 25, 2012 - We’ll guess it’s probably been a while since you’ve taken a painting class, but Painting with a Twist might just make you head back for the canvas and brushes sooner than you think. This South Tampa painting studio provides group painting classes with a twist – you can enjoy your favorite wine or beverage while you paint.
Twisted Mister
February 11, 2012 - I have a saying. “If I can do it, it’s not art.” After tonight, I may have to re-think that a little bit. This evening, Lee and I attended a session at Painting With a Twist, a studio where you can come in and the instructor steps you through creating a painting.
Young Artists Picture a Cure
August 22, 2011 - PALMA CEIA -- A small group of pediatric cancer patients enjoyed a recent timeout that allowed them to brush up on their artistic skills, visit with peers and enjoy a typical kids' menu of pizza, cookies and soft drinks.
Uncork Your Inner Artist at Painting With a Twist
July 07, 2011 - Looking to “wine” down? Aren’t we all! The thought of painting may make you uneasy, it may even give you the urge to grab your favorite bottle of wine and take a swig…well lucky for you, you can do just that at Painting with a Twist. Inspired by a similar art class owners Leslie and Marvin Gay attended in New Orleans, this trendy studio provides a place for the artsy and none-artsy alike to enjoy a night of creativity with friends, snacks, and of course, wine. No Picasso? That’s no excuse!
Anyone Can Paint a Masterpiece Thanks to a New Adult Art Class
July 03, 2011 - TAMPA, Fla. - For many, painting a decent picture seems impossible. However, a new business in the Bay Area proves anyone can be a skilled artist. The business is called Painting with a Twist, and just about every class is packed
Paint for the Cure Raises Money and Awareness
June 29, 2011 - Raising awareness is what led Working Women to partner with 1Voice Foundation for Paint for the Cure, a fundraising event for children with cancer and their families, held tomorrow night at Painting With a Twist in South Tampa.
Tampa, FL - 83 Degrees News - Working Women of Tampa Bay
June 07, 2011 - Working Women of Tampa Bay celebrates its second anniversary June 25th with a birthday bash in Dunedin. The networking group is just one of dozens emerging in the Tampa Bay region as people seek to increase connections with others -- women and men -- who share similar professional as well as personal goals. Today, 83 Degrees launches a new Focus Area called Connections to report on some of those groups, their leaders, their activities and their followers -- all in search of making connections at work and at play. Why? Connections aims to help create the ties that bind talented people with shared experiences to build strong communities and better define the sense of place that we all love about the Tampa Bay region.
Tampa, FL - Article in GalTime - Couple Paints Heart Art!
March 29, 2011 - So you can imagine my excitement as I was checking out my friends' Facebook pages researching story ideas and stumbled across a picture of my friend Caroline and her husband Andres at a cool place in Tampa, called Painting With a Twist. You basically get to relax, enjoy an art lesson and drink wine while you do it. Then, you can take your finished painting home to hang. How cool is that? I called up Painting With a Twist and got to chat with one of the owners, Marvin Gay (yes, that's his real name!). He and his wife, Leslie, own both the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations (there are franchises in several Floria cities, including Tallahassee, Pensacola and soon Orlando!) and they were more than happy to share the awesome details about the place that is quickly turning into the newest local hot spot.
Tampa, FL - Painting with a Twist Helps Patrons Tap Their Inner Artist
March 15, 2011 - ST. PETERSBURG - Marvin and Leslie Gay know all about taking chances. Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the couple took a chance and moved to St. Petersburg to start a new life. They rolled the dice again, when they opened an unusual business on Central Avenue that offers novices paintbrushes and canvases, then helps them tap their inner artist. The couple owns and operates Painting With a Twist, which provides the studio, all of the supplies and an art instructor. Visitors not only leave with a picture, they also seem to have a lot of fun. And that's the whole point.
Tampa, FL - Painting with a Purpose for Tampa Bay Humane
February 24, 2011 - The first fundraiser was a painting class at Painting with a Twist in South Tampa on Jan. 15. At the end of the class, owner Leslie Gay presented Petra with a check for $432.50, half of the proceeds from the class, to put toward the Feb. 14 Spay Day. Proceeds from both events enabled HSTB to only charge $10 per cat at the For the LOVE of Cats Spay Day. A rabies shot, FVRCP vaccination, and ear tip were also included in the nominal fee.
Tampa, FL - Blog - Purrfectlee
January 15, 2011 - I saw and advertisement recently for a new business opening up in Tampa called Painting with a Twist. The concept is way fun and super cool. I immediately wanted to sign up for a class but never quite had the time between Rock Boating and recovering from Rock Boating. Well, a couple of days ago I saw that they were hosting a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and they were calling it Painting with a Purpose. And then I saw what we would be painting. Ok people, it doesn’t get more perfect for me so I signed up and invited my mom to join me.

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