Painting With a Twist in Fort Gratiot has provided a relaxing place for patrons to unleash their inner artist for the past five years, but the local storefront has announced it will soon be closing. The venue has been a popular site for fundraisers, birthday parties, wedding showers, and even trivia nights. With the announcement of the closure, the last day of operation will be December 30. The popular business was operating with a month to month lease since summer, and a long term tenant will be taking over the space, according to a Facebook post made last week.
Until the end of the year, it appears business will continue as usual as the location plans to maintain a schedule of public and private events, honoring all gift certificates through the rest of 2019. In their years of operation, the painting venue provided the paint, materials, and instruction and customers did their best to create their own masterpieces while enjoying a beverage and snack of their choice.
Anyone who wants to catch one last session before the storefront closes is invited to a public fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life. That event is planned for this week, according to their online calendar. For those who are looking to continue the relaxed painting experience after the December 30 closing, the nearest location to Fort Gratiot is on Schoenherr Road in Shelby Township.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley