Evansville, Indiana – (Nov. 15, 2014) – Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet in Evansville, local entrepreneur Mihir Paranjape is about to open Painting with a Twist, a place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist.
Painting with a Twist of Evansville is part of a fast-growing national franchise that provides guests a unique ‘getaway’ through art. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare 16” by 20” canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. At Painting with a Twist, guests are able to disconnect from everyday life, enjoy good music, wine or beer, and create unique, personal masterpieces they can take to their homes or gift to others. The artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals. Friends gather for an evening of laughs, creativity and camaraderie as they create one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and, often, discover a newfound talent.
Paranjape, a native of India, moved to Evansville in 2001, where he currently works as General Manager of Millennium Steel Services, LLC. Having grown up in a family environment that placed a strong emphasis on art, he hoped to share his passion with his nine-year-old daughter and Evansville neighbors, but found few local outlets to do so. After surviving a heart attack in 2013, Paranjape was led to prioritize the things he wanted to do in life, including a dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Paranjape found painting to be a therapeutic and relaxing hobby during his recovery period, which made Painting with a Twist a natural fit.
[quote]“Our new studio is designed to provide guests with a fun night out and a chance to escape from reality,” said Mihir Paranjape, franchise partner of Painting with a Twist. “We are offering lighthearted entertainment that merges creativity and a social gathering where friends come together to create memorable pieces of artwork.”[/quote]
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 art and wine trend continues to pick up steam, Painting with a Twist, the pioneer in the Paint and Sip segment, has both guests and franchisees alike lining up at the doors.
In keeping with the founders’ fundraising roots, Painting with a Twist of Evansville is passionate about supporting their local community. With the Painting with a Purpose program, Painting with a Twist of Evansville donates 50 percent of their proceeds to local organizations and charities.
In addition to supporting the local community, Painting with a Twist of Evansville offers private parties for corporate outings, bachelorette parties, sorority functions, date nights and special events. The studio is able to accommodate up to 60 people per gathering with one large room that can hold 36, and a private room that seats 24.
Painting with a Twist of Evansville, located at 5625 East Virginia Street Suite A, is open during scheduled class times and holds office hours from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Private parties can be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. The studio can be reached at 812-470-3495. For more information, please visit www.paintingwithatwist.com/evansville.
About Painting with a Twist
Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading Paint and Sip franchise with more than 100 locations throughout the United 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. For more information about Painting with a Twist, visit www.paintingwithatwist.com.
Where Is Painting with a Twist?
5625 E Virginia St. STE A
Evansville, IN 47715