THE ART SUPPLY WAREHOUSE IN WESTMINSTERI am SO there! This will be one of those rare times that I pull out the credit card. Yep, it's THAT serious. Oooooooh weeeeee.
Oil paints, water color, parent sheets of Cavellini papers, Jesus tape (yep, tape with Jesus printed on it!), paint brushes, BOOKS, Copic Markers from Japan, pastels, Van Gogh action figures, miniature easels and canvas, a robot eraser that you piece together with movable legs and arms, sushi erasers, those cool pens that write in 5 different colors, single colors or packets of markers, colored pencils, rulers, , charcoals, beading and jewelry making supplies and so much more. This place is like Dick Blick on steroids!
And the customer service. Everybody in the store knows everything about everything they sell. Isn't that a novel concept? AND, if you ask for help, they GIVE IT, and with a big ole smile!
I called the store once to ask about encaustic art, and I got a guy that discussed the art form with me for over a half hour on the phone! When I went into the store later that day, he took me to the aisle where they sold the supplies, and went through every product explaining the pros and cons of each one for what I was trying to accomplish. Now tell me, when was the last time YOU got good service like that????
Lisa Engelbrecht will be doing a calligraphy demonstration on Friday from 2-5pm and signing books on Sunday from 10a-2p. And I read on one of my yahoo groups, there will be many art and manufacturer demos and prizes as well.
Here's a map:
See you there!