Painting with a Twist Celebrates Milestone 5 Millionth Guest

Unique Art & Social Studio Surprises Sarasota, FL Woman with Free
Paintings for a Year

with a Twist®
, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise in
the nation, recently celebrated its 5 millionth guest in Sarasota,
Florida with a party and a fitting surprise gift – one year’s worth of
Painting with a Twist classes.

“Serving 5 million customers in less than seven years is an enormous
milestone for our company. We understand that our success is a direct
result of our incredible guests who visit us time and time again to
paint,” said Painting with a Twist Co-Founder Renee Maloney. “We wanted
to honor this milestone customer in a special way, to express our
sincere appreciation not only to her, but to everyone who has attended a
Painting with a Twist class.”

Receiving the distinction of the 5 millionth Painting with a Twist guest
is Sarasota resident Sharon Schwalm. No stranger to the paint-and-sip
business, she has attended five classes and even held her office team
building event at the Painting with a Twist studio. She has been awarded
a year’s worth of Painting with a Twist classes for her and a guest to

“I laughed out loud after learning I was Painting with a Twist’s 5
millionth customer,” said Sharon. “It’s quite an impressive achievement
for the company, but I couldn’t even believe my luck. I look forward to
honing my artistic ability this upcoming year alongside my daughter, who
is thrilled with the prize. She sees it as a perfect monthly date to
come home from college and the two of us paint together.”

Painting with a Twist started franchising in 2009 and has grown to 300
studios in 36 states. Having pioneered the social art industry, Painting
with a Twist is the largest, fastest growing, and No. 1 ranked
paint-and-sip franchise in the country.

At Painting with a Twist, guests come together to experience a unique
‘getaway’ that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB. Led by
local art instructors, guests paint on bare canvases using paint and
brushes provided by the studio. There are more than 7,500 original
pieces of copyrighted artwork, ranging from landscapes, abstracts and
cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and
florals, which have all been conceptualized and produced by Painting
with a Twist art instructors.

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About Painting with a Twist®

Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading
paint-and-sip franchise with 300 studios in 36 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, and to date, Painting with a Twist has donated more than $2.7
million through their 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 three years. For
more information about Painting with a Twist’s franchise opportunity,


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