Last week, over two dozen GRACE staff members, friends and volunteers enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of creative expression at the Painting with a Twist studio in Grapevine. All proceeds of the monthly Painting with a Purpose event directly benefitted GRACE.

This year, almost $1100 was raised for the GRACE Transitional Housing program.

Together, Colleen Grant and her team organized a two-hour painting session that beginners and professional artists alike could enjoy. All painting supplies and instructions were provided, and participants were able to create their personal interpretation of Sunny Bouquet, a bright, poppy sunflower scene.

Participants at Painting with a Twist were encouraged to bring snacks and refreshments to sustain their creative endeavors. Instructors even ensure the artists well-being by announcing multiple “hydration breaks.”

Previous painting experience is not necessary and is never required for any classes at the studio – which is where the refreshments come in handy! The classes are designed for people who have never painted before, but are interested in acquiring a few basic techniques in order to create their own masterpiece. It is a refreshing, judgement-free atmosphere where you can truly relax while flexing your creative muscle.

Interested in making your own custom work of art? Visit, call (817) 328-8788, or stop by Grapevine’s Painting with a Twist at 203 East Worth Street, Suite 100 to get a look for yourself!