Founded in 2007 by Renee Maloney and Cathy Deano, Corks N Canvas hosts painting parties that combines instructional art with friends, food, and drinks. With four locations in the Greater New Orleans Area, Corks N Canvas believes that everyone is an artist. At Corks N Canvas classes, participants learn how to paint landscapes, animals, florals, abstracts, and more, all while having plenty of fun.
In 2009, Corks N Canvas began franchising the business as Painting with a Twist. There are currently almost 100 franchise locations across America, all providing the same light-hearted experience the company was founded upon.
Both former fundraisers, Maloney and Deano have integrated the core value of giving back into their business. Each month, all Corks N Canvas and Painting with a Twist locations hold a fundraising event called Painting with a Purpose to raise money for local non-profits. Partner charities have included Leaps & Bounds Sports Center, St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, and the Al Copeland Foundation.