Painting With A Twist studios of The Tampa Bay region to Host Fundraisers to Benefit the Hurricane Harvey & Irma victims connected with sister studios in Texas & Florida
Nation’s Original Art & Social Studios Gives Back to Texas and Florida.
See attached list of events and locations
Tampa Bay, Florida — Painting with a Twist, a social art studio that was born out of the need to lift the spirits of the residents of the New Orleans area following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago, is now giving back to those in Texas and now Florida affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Painting With a Twist has several studios in the Tampa Bay area. Those listed in the attachment will each host a Painting with a Purpose charity event benefitting the owners and artists of their sister studios in Texas and Florida who have lost their business, their homes, or experienced damage from the storms. These events will be taking place through the month of September and October.
St. Petersburg residents, Leslie and Marvin Gay, who opened the first Painting With A Twist franchise in the nation on Central Avenue in St Petersburg, evacuated to St. Petersburg from New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. They fell in love with St Petersburg and relocated there and opened their studio in 2009. There are now 14 studios in the Tampa Bay region.
The studios will offer a fun and entertaining painting class where step by step instruction will be given by local artists. No experience is necessary. The events will be either 2 or 3 hours in length and are $35 or $45 per person respectively. Many of the studios will offer additional auction items. Some studios are BYOB and some have wine or beer for sale. Check with the individual studio for that information. To register for the event, visit www.paintingwithatwist.com and click on the location nearest to you.
Each month, franchisees from across the nation hold monthly painting fundraisers through the Painting with a Purpose program to benefit local charities. For this event, at least 50% of their proceeds will be donated to the Texas and Florida area Painting With A Twist studios. Collectively, the Painting with a Twist system has donated more than $3.8 million through local Painting with a Purpose events.
“We’re delighted that we are able to give back to our Painting With A Twist family after the Tampa Bay area opened their arms to Marvin and I when we evacuated to this area when Hurricane Katrina forced us from our home. We know first hand what these people are going through and the effort it is going to take to rebuild.” said Leslie Gay, Owner Painting With A Twist in St Petersburg, Pinellas Park, and Clearwater.
In addition to supporting the local community, Painting With A Twist studios also offers private parties for corporate outings, team building, bachelorette parties, sorority functions, date nights and special events.
For more information, and to reserve a seat for the event, visit www.paintingwithatwist.com and click on the location nearest you. (Attached is a list of the Tampa Bay Studios and their individual studio location information and date of their event.)
About Painting with a Twist®
Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the nation’s original and largest paint-and-sip franchise with 349 studios in 39 states. Founded in 2007, by Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, Painting with a Twist began franchising in 2009, and provides customers with paint, a canvas and brushes that lead to a fun evening with friends and a finished piece of art. The company maintains a strong focus on giving back to the local community on which it was founded. To date, Painting with a Twist has donated nearly $4 million through its charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the fastest-growing franchise in the industry, Painting with a Twist has been ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip franchise as part of Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 edition for the past four years. For more information about Painting with a Twist’s franchise opportunity, visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.
Painting With A Twist- St Petersburg September 17, 2017, 2-4 pm
Painting With A Twist-Pinellas Park September 17, 2017, 6-8 pm
Painting With a Twist-Clearwater September 19, 2017 7-9 pm
Painting With A Twist-Westchase September 19, 2017, 7 pm
Painting With A Twist-Brandon September 26, 2017, 7pm
Painting With A Twist-South Tampa September 26, 2017, 7 pm
Painting With A Twist-Winter Haven September 28, 2017, 7 pm
Painting With A Twist-Sarasota September 28, 2017, 7-9 pm
Painting With A Twist-Bradenton October 11, 2017, 7-9 pm
Painting With A Twist-Lakeland TBA