A Painting Fiesta's very first studio doors opened in August of
2011 in a very humble neighborhood in the City of Miami.
Founders, Lesly and Max came up with the concept while Lesly concluded herlast semester of art school at Miami International University of Art & Design.
It was Lesly’s fear in not finding a job immediately after graduation that led herto pursue her true passion for the arts and entrepreneurship. Lesly’s intentionfrom the very beginning was to create an art program children could benefitfrom. At the same token parents could also enjoy all that APF has to offerwithin a reasonable cost. From its inception they knew they had to combineboth. Lesly and Max created a successful business model from scratch that would be cost effective, profitable and easy to operate through their provenfranchise system.
Lesly and Max worked very diligently the first couple of years. They openedtheir first studio with just under $2,000 crunching numbers and saving everypenny to help the business flourish. Discipline, motivation and lazer focus was the key to their success. Within the first year they were able to move their1st location to a larger space and the rest is history.