UPDATED: Painting with a Twist now open on Champion Forest Drive

Painting with a Twist is continuing to offer Twist-At-Home kits as well as virtual painting events. (Courtesy Painting with a Twist)
Painting with a Twist is continuing to offer Twist-At-Home kits as well as virtual painting events. (Courtesy Painting with a Twist)

Painting with a Twist is continuing to offer Twist-At-Home kits as well as virtual painting events. (Courtesy Painting with a Twist)

Updated May 22 at 3:36 p.m.

Painting with a Twist opened May 19 at 16740 Champion Forest Drive, Spring. While the paint-and-sip business has been offering Twist-At-Home kits throughout the month of May, the studio will host its first in-person event May 22 with limited seating per social distancing guidelines. Painting with a Twist is continuing to offer Twist-At-Home kits as well as virtual painting events. To view a complete list of the new studio's events, both in person and virtual, click here.



Posted April 15 at 9:50 a.m.

Carly Risacher plans to open a new Painting with a Twist studio at 16740 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, in early May. However, she added that the grand opening date could change based on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


“We are anticipating an early May grand opening, but that could fluctuate depending on COVID-19,” Risacher said. “We will abide by our state and local guidelines and regulations but will begin hosting classes as soon as the ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ order has been lifted.”

With more than 300 studios nationwide, Painting with a Twist offers paint-and-sip classes and events for artists of all skill levels and ages. The locally owned studio is operated by Risacher along with her mom and stepdad, Loretta and Raborn Reader.

In the interim, while Risacher said the Painting with a Twist staff is still completing the build-out of its new location, she is hoping to get customers hooked even before the grand opening.

“If we are able, we will begin distributing Twist-At-Home kits prior to a grand opening, where our customers can follow a step-by-step, fun painting tutorial similar to an event held at our studio, except in the comfort of their own home,” Risacher said.

Upon opening, the new studio will also host private parties, offsite events and a monthly Painting with a Purpose event, during which the public can paint and sip while supporting a local nonprofit organization. Risacher added she would be posting an online calendar of classes and events in late April, pending coronavirus guidelines.

“We will be opening our doors for in-studio events as soon as possible and will be anxiously awaiting the celebration back into civilization,” she said. 346-808-7106. www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/houston-champion-forest
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.