Painting with a Purpose Event Raises Funds for CHD

EAST LONGMEADOW — Painting with a Twist, an art and social studio in East Longmeadow, hosted a Painting with a Purpose charity event last Sunday to benefit the Center for Human Development. Attendees participated in an instructed painting class while sipping on their beverage of choice at this BYOB venue. The event raised more than $680 for CHD Disability Resources.

Each month, franchisees from across the nation hold monthly painting fund-raisers through the Painting with a Purpose program to benefit local charities. To date, Painting with a Twist studios have raised $1 million for local charities.

“We are thrilled with the outcome of this Painting with a Purpose event,” said David Small, studio owner. “Community involvement is of utmost importance to us — we are thrilled to be helping a local group in need.”

The Center for Human Development delivers an array of social and mental-health services to more than 18,000 people in Western Mass. and Connecticut.

In addition to supporting the local community, Painting with a Twist of East Longmeadow also offers private parties for corporate outings, bachelorette parties, sorority functions, date nights, and special events. For more information or to make a reservation, visit