Winner: Painting with a Twist
Location: 1401 SE Walton Blvd, Suite 111, Bentonville / 1404 N. College Ave., Fayetteville
Phone: (479) 254-1997 (Bentonville) and (479) 222-0007 (Fayetteville)
This studio is known for: Painting with a Twist is known for fun classes and parties. Moms can invite friends, sip a favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced, enthusiastic local artist who leads each session. (No art experience or expertise is required! Even people without an artistic bone in their body have a great time during the class.) Participants leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent to explore. (They also have a LOT of fun during the process.) There are more than 5,000 paintings to choose from when booking a private party, and the studio can host many different types of parties, including birthday (kids or adults), bachelorette parties, date nights or even team building events.
We especially love how women who have a Moms Night Out at Painting with a Twist are able to leave with something special to hang on the wall that will remind them of a fun night out with great friends.
What you might not know about it: Painting with a Twist was begun by two friends in Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, friends Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney found a way to twist a tragedy into a purpose. The storm flooded Deano’s house and destroyed Maloney’s husband’s three truck stops in Mandeville, Louisiana, but the two fundraising enthusiasts wanted to focus on helping their community recover.
In 2009, the two women began franchising their growing company, and they now have 318 franchise locations all over the United States. Painting with a Twist is the largest employer of aspiring artists in the country. They recognize and honor the talents of their staff, and they produce and own the copyright to more than 3,500 pieces of art. The company has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Entrepreneur magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
Testimonial from a local mom: “My daughter took me and my granddaughter to Painting With Twist for a birthday present for me. We had a great time. Our theme for the evening were pumpkins and monograms. Needless to say, it was wonderful. The staff is very nice and helpful. Lots of laughs and some pretty good painting, too. I highly recommend this for a relaxing and fun experience.” ~ Suzanne Wall
Congrats to the staff at Painting with a Twist in Bentonville and Fayetteville!
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