14 October 16  |  Events   |  

Painting With A Twist Event Comes To Golden Ocala

Sometimes, just sometimes, after all has been said and done, you just have to do something really fun. Fun, fantastically creative and even artistic.

Well, we here at Golden Golf & Equestrian Club understand fun. While we occasionally delve into the creative and artistic realm, we have a firm grasp on fun. In fact, we’re offering our members and their guests the opportunity to participate in Painting with a Twist.

Hosted by Painting with a Twist®, our Painting and Cocktails Party on Oct. 19 offers aspiring artists (and just plain lovers of fun) an occasion for fun and creativity.

The party starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden Ocala Ballroom. The $45 fee includes painting supplies, canvas, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations can be made by calling 629-6229. Painting can be done as a couple (with two canvases) or as singles. Member guests are welcome.

painting with a twist

Painting With a Twist Helps Community

Dubbed the country’s largest employer of aspiring artists, the franchise Painting with a Twist® began under the name of Corks N Canvas in 2007. Painting with a Twist® now has 317 franchises, including one in Ocala.

Event organizers usually put small groups of friends together with a “lively” instructor – mixed together with some fine wine – to create individual art works.

Painting with a Twist® artists have produced more than 3,500 art pieces in the last five years. Instructors help painters to develop their artistic visions with easy-to-follow guides. Artists typically produce landscapes, abstracts, cityscapes, seafood, animals, famous buildings and flower arrangements.

Renee Maloney and Cathy Deano worked in fundraising before founding Painting with a Twist® and incorporated values of community involvement. The two formed Painting with a Purpose as a way to publicize monthly charity events to help generate donations for local causes. Participating nonprofit organizations have included St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, the Al Copeland Foundation, Leaps & Bounds Sports Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Painting with a Twist® boasts donations of nearly $1 million to local groups, which includes Habitat for Humanity, Multiple Sclerosis and Odyssey House.

Keep up with all of the latest news from Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club following us on Facebook and Twitter.