Auburn welcomes new art studio … with a ‘twist’

Original art and social studio opens

Aspiring to bring a new creative outlet to the area, Painting with a Twist opens in Auburn on Nov. 2.

A place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist, Painting with a Twist-Auburn is at 920 15th St. SW.

Painting with a Twist – Auburn is part of an original and large paint-and-sip franchise that inspires guests to have fun and create lasting memories through art.

Local artists lead a class, and guests create personal masterpieces using paint, brushes and materials provided by the studio. While guests traditionally paint on bare, 16-by-20-inch canvases, various mediums to paint on are offered in specialty classes including, smaller and larger canvases, seasonal sets of mini canvases and wooden cutouts. There are more than 10,000 original pieces of copyrighted artwork, ranging from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals.

Painting with a Twist – Auburn offers a menu with food, beer, wine and soft drinks for purchase.

Ann Marie Natali is a longtime Auburn resident and knows Painting with a Twist is the perfect place for people to gather, have fun and create art. Natali has a background in corporate operations as well as a creative streak and is thrilled to offer the daytime corporate team building events as well as open community events.

“At Painting with a Twist, we teach fun art, not fine art,” Natali said. “Appealing to all ages, our classes provide a wonderful way to connect, not only with others but also with your inner artist. Painting with a Twist is an exciting new addition to Auburn, and we’re excited to serve Auburn and surrounding communities for the first time.”

Although the concept of paint-and-sip has been around for years, Painting with a Twist founders Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney have perfected it into a successful business formula. As the social art trend continues to pick up steam, Painting with a Twist, the nation’s paint-and-sip industry pioneer, has both guests and franchisees alike lining up at the doors.

In keeping with the founders’ fundraising roots, Painting with a Twist – Auburn is passionate about supporting the Auburn community. Through the Painting with a Purpose program, Painting with a Twist – Auburn donates 50 percent of its proceeds to local organizations and charities each month. Collectively, the Painting with a Twist system has donated more than $3.8 million through local Painting with a Purpose events.

In addition to supporting the local community, Painting with a Twist – Auburn offers private parties for corporate outings, team building, bachelorette parties, sorority functions, date nights and special events. The studio can accommodate up to 86 people per gathering with one large room that can hold 50 and a private room that seats 36.

Painting with a Twist – Auburn is open during scheduled class times and holds office hours seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The studio can be reached at 253-735-0308.

For more information and to view the studio’s class calendar, please visit Painting with a Twist – Auburn.

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