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Abrakadoodle Named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® for 2019

Award-winning provider of creative art education programs earns coveted ranking

Sterling, VA, January 25, 2019 – Abrakadoodle, a global leader in creative art education, has been named to the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list for 2019.

“Getting ranked on this prestigious list reflects our focus on achieving program and service excellence,” said Rosemarie Hartnett, co-founder and President of Abrakadoodle. “Our entire team of franchise owners and headquarters staff share in this achievement, which is ultimately the result of our dedication to providing the best, most creativity-boosting art programs to benefit children.”

The 40th annual Franchise 500® compiles outstanding franchises from across all industries into what is considered one of the most reliable and comprehensive rankings in the franchise industry. It is based upon financial and brand strength, support, growth rate, stability and size. More than 1,000 franchises were considered for this honor.

Since 2002, Abrakadoodle has been the leading provider of art classes, camps, parties and art events to more than one-million children around the world! Abrakadoodle’s Art Splash program also brings fun art events to adults! Providing these multiple programs, our owners become the “go to” brand for all things arts and creativity related – for both children and adults – all in one franchise offering!

Abrakadoodle is a home-based business that brings our art programs on-site to schools and community sites through our mobile art program. We provide well-trained teachers and all the art materials needed for these fun and creative art experiences. 

Abrakadoodle’s expansive art curriculum is unrivaled, exceeding the national standards for visual arts education!

Other recent accolades include Expat Living (Singapore) 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Kids’ Art Program; Finalist for 2018 Zor Award for “The Best Franchise to Buy: Smart Kids Category” by The Franchise Times; Entrepreneur’s 2018 Top 200 Franchises Operating in the World; Top Franchises for Veterans – November 2018; numerous Hula Frog “Most Loved” program awards; Silver Honors, Franchising Gives Back Awards 2017; Franchise Times Next 300 placement October 2017; featured in 2017 Franchise Business Review as an “Industry Influencer” in their Women in Franchising Report;’s Parenting Channel 2016; profiled Abrakadoodle afterschool programs in Family Fun Magazine; MSN Money; Top 200 Global Franchise (multi-year)

To view the entire list, visit Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®.

About Abrakadoodle

Sterling, VA-based Abrakadoodle ( was co-founded in 2002 by award-winning educators’/franchise developers Mary Rogers, MA. Ed (Ret), and Rosemarie Hartnett, CFE. Abrakadoodle is the most comprehensive creativity and art education company of its kind, offering extensive visual arts classes, camps and parties for children ages 20 months to 14 years old at locations across the U.S. and in several international locations. Abrakadoodle’s programs inspire children’s imaginations by immersing them in such art forms as painting, sculpting, drawing, mosaics, collage, stamping, anime, paper & fabric art and much more at schools and other community locations. Abrakadoodle’s Art Splash program features creative art parties and events designed for adult “artventurers.”

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