Our guest on That Business Show today was Leslie Gay, Owner of Painting with a Twist in 3 locations across Pinellas County. She is one who succeeded, benefiting from an opportunity that otherwise would have been overlooked by many.
Painting with a Twist was founded in 2007 by Renee Maloney. Along with Cathy Deano, they wanted to bring about hope after the impact that Hurricane Katrina had on their community by using art. The idea was to turn people into an artist through step by step art instructions and a glass of wine at their store located in Mandeville, Louisiana. Fast forward two years and Leslie Gay discovered the store and fell in love with the idea. Leslie had a background in accounting and convinced Renee that their idea was marketable and convinced Renee to franchise the brand. In 2009, Leslie and her husband Marvin became the first franchise owners of a Painting with a Twist location in St. Petersburg in 2009. Today the brand has 320 studios across 38 states and is one of the fastest growing paint and sip franchises in the nation.
The concept is simple. Enjoy an event with friends or family whereby an instructor takes the class through a training session and you get to produce a work of art! You can bring in your own drinks and it makes an excellent choice for a corporate team building event or a first date. Some locations have onsite bars and classes are 2 hours in length and are $35.00. With many locations around the Tampa Bay area, you can find Leslie at 2527 Central Ave in St. Petersburg which was the first franchise location of the brand. You can reach them to schedule a class at 727-327-4488 or online at www.paintingwithatwist.com/stpetersburg.
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