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A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of FUN – Painting with a Twist

When Shauna and her husband Michael moved to Richmond in 2016, they immediately fell in love with the city. The rich history and welcoming atmosphere that the city had to offer were just what they had been searching for. After deciding to make this their permanent home, it was time to put down roots and contribute back to the community with which they had fallen in love.




Shauna had been in the accounting field since graduating college, but after seeing her aunt run a small business, she was inspired by the passion and her ability give back to the community, that Shauna decided to follow in her footsteps.




In the same year,  Shauna relocated to a new state, got to know a new community, started a new business, and expanded their family with the addition of a new blessing, Shauna, and Michael’s second little boy. Needless to say, she was busy, but her passion drove her to accomplish it all.


Left photo: Owner Shauna, husband Michael, and two sons  |  Right photo (left to right): Greg & Connie (Shauna's in-laws), Michael & Shauna

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Connie and Shauna, pictured at the front counter, can always be seen working on the business to create a great customer experience.


Painting with a Twist (PWAT) seemed to be the perfect type of business for Shauna and her family to start, especially with Shauna’s love for the arts. PWAT is a little bit of painting, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun for everyone.

Family is an instrumental part of Painting with a Twist. Shauna and her mother-in-law, Connie, are quite the team! Their smiling faces are always around to greet you and make sure you’re having a great experience.




At Painting with a Twist, you can experience a painting session to create “fun art,” not fine art, so all skill levels are welcomed. You can bring your friends, coworkers, neighbors, and family to sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with their experienced and enthusiastic local artists. It’s a colorful, casual party atmosphere, where you'll leave your cares behind and go home with a one-of-a-kind painting created by you.


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Nicole, a local artist, and an enthusiastic painting instructor.

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True to what Shauna set out to do, Painting with a Twist actively does their part to give back to the community. They hold monthly “Painting with a Purpose” events that benefit local non-profits.

Looking to have a fundraising event? They’d love to connect with you!


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It’s local businesses, the people behind them and their commitment to our community, that keep inspiring us to be loyal to local.


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