Your Creativity – Our Supplies!

Fundraising sale for a deserving young artist after Christmas, at Art Central

I sometimes look around my studio and pity whoever will have to go through it when I’ve come to the end of my journey. There are some really great materials – watercolors, oils, beautiful brushes, assorted papers and pads, frames, tons of pencils, markers, etc. Of course there are also the drawers of “STUFF” that I can’t bear to part with – I just know that someday I’ll make a mosaic, or something out of all the clutter… (yeah, right…)
Sound like your studio?

One lovely lady, Anna Unkovich, came to the end of her journey several months ago, and her husband Don came to me to see if I could help him find a home for all of the items that were a part of her studio.

I love facilitating events like this. Once again, Art Central will host a fundraiser, and like last year, all proceeds will be given to Morro Bay Art Association to offer a scholarship to an art student. And a generous friend of mine, who is in the process of downsizing, heard about this upcoming event, and decided that she would like to offer some of her own excess materials to benefit the scholarship.

As we did last year, this sale will be held in our gallery, and there will be a wonderful array of art supplies to choose from. There will be a LOT of frames, mostly new, in a plethora of shapes and sizes. Please come, browse, and buy, and help us to help another young artist get the financial assistance to pursue his or her passion!

Our sale will run from December 27th thru January 2nd, but please note that we will be closed December 31st and New Years Day.

Help us create a wonderful memorial for Anna, and a fantastic opportunity for a young artist.

“Anna was a creator. In both words and art pieces, she loved to produce something that ignited a feeling. As a lifelong teacher, it was her wish that she be able to go on teaching even after she left this existence. Anna would be thrilled that this fundraiser will benefit future artists.”

Happy Holidays –
Etty and the awesome staff of Art Central

and more!

 

 

 

 


Happy Holidays to You and Your Family!!! 

• Friday, December 14 – CLOSED for Art After Dark
Saturday, December 15 – Painting with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton
• Sunday, December 16 – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney
• Thursday, December 20 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton – last class of 5 class series.
• Monday, December 24 – Close at 4pm
• Tuesday, December 25 – CLOSED… Merry Christmas!
• Thursday, December 27 thru Wednesday, January 2 – Fundraising Sale!

Monday, December 31 – CLOSED
• Tuesday, January 1 – CLOSED

Looking for creative gifts? Check out our Holiday Sale and don’t miss “Little Treasures” show’s unique gifts for under $100. Here are some of the beautiful pieces of art on display. This show will end on December 30th.

* SAVE the Date: Saturday, February 9th *

Art Central’s legendary ANNIVERSARY SALE *

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »


The Holidays are here! 

Looking for creative gifts? Check out our Holiday Sale! 

*** Please note our holiday schedule ***

Thursday, December 6 –  Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Saturday, December 8 – “3CPS” Pastel Society
• Saturday, December 15 – Painting with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton
• Sunday, December 16 – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney
• Thursday, December 20 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Monday, December 24 – Close at 4pm
• Tuesday, December 25 – CLOSED

Monday, December 31 – CLOSED
• Tuesday, January 1 – CLOSED

The “Little Treasures” show’s unique gifts are rotating as new ones replace ones that have been purchased. Here are just a few of the items you’ll find!

* Watch for our Fundraising Sale – expected to begin Dec 27th *

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »

what’s on YOUR wishlist?

Sale NOW thru December 24th (we’ll close at 4pm sharp on the 24th!)

see what’s “in store” for you!

– so many beautiful SETS –

– so many COLORS –

– so many sizes of CANVAS & PANELS –

– so many styles of BRUSHES and painting tools –

– so many surfaces of PAPER –

– so many fun CRAFTS for kids of all ages –

– so many EASELS –

– so much incredible ART by local fine artists –

why shouldn’t you get EXACTLY what you want?

(haven’t you been good?)

Our BLACK FRIDAY weekend sale was so well received, that we decided to offer our entire holiday sale in a similar fashion…  

Receipt total $50 to $200 – take an extra 10%!*

Receipt total MORE than $200, take an extra 15%!*

WOW – These discounts CAN be combined with membership or student discounts!

All easels, tables and chairs – take 20%! (this discount may be combined with member or student discounts but may not be combined with other discounts!)

*may not be combined with items already on sale.
Rainchecks are not guaranteed, but may be available on certain items.

 


The Holidays are here!  Note our holiday schedule.

Saturday, December 1 – Holiday Garlands with Infinite Possibilities! with ZANY Tracy Taylor
• Thursday, December 6 –  Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Saturday, December 8 – “3CPS” Pastel Society
• Saturday, December 15 – Painting with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton
• Sunday, December 16 – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney
• Thursday, December 20 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Monday, December 24 – Closing Early at 4pm
• Tuesday, December 25 – CLOSED
Monday, December 31 – CLOSED
• Tuesday, January 1 – CLOSED

Don’t miss the “Little Treasures” show for unique gifts. Here are just a few of the items you’ll find!

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »

OUR “Black Friday” is Friday, Saturday AND Sunday!

Total purchase up to $50 – take an extra 5%!* 

$50 to $200 – take an extra 10%!*

More than $200, take an extra 15%!*

WOW – These discounts CAN be combined with membership or student discounts!

All easels, tables and chairs – take 20%!  (may be combined with member or student discounts but may not be combined with Black Friday discounts, sorry!)

*Black Friday discounts may not be combined with items already on sale.

Rainchecks are not guaranteed, but may be available on certain items.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe we’ve been here nearly 8 years?  

Thank you so much for your patronage

Today we will close around 3pm, and tomorrow we’ll be enjoying our families and friends.  We hope you’ll be doing the same.  

Friday thru Sunday – regular store hours 

we will be offering our version of a

“BLACK FRIDAY SALE” 

Watch for our post Friday morning to see what it is – you won’t want to miss it!

~ have a safe and happy holiday ~

thank u

PS – don’t forget to sign up ASAP for Tracy Taylor’s zany workshop on December 1st! https://artcentralslo.wordpress.com/2018/11/19/whats-happening-at-art-central-november-19-december-31/

 


The Holidays are here!  Note our holiday schedule.

• Wednesday, November 21 – Closing Early at 3pm
• Thursday, November 22 – CLOSED
• Friday, November 23 – Sunday, November 25 – BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SPECIALS! Watch for a special blog for details
Saturday, December 1 – Holiday Garlands with Infinite Possibilities with Tracy Taylor
• Thursday, December 6 –  Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Saturday, December 8 – “3CPS” Pastel Society
• Saturday, December 15 – Painting with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton
• Sunday, December 16 – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney
• Thursday, December 20 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Monday, December 24 – Closing Early at 4pm
• Tuesday, December 25 – CLOSED

Don’t miss the “Little Treasures” show for unique gifts for folks on your Holiday gift list. Here are just a few of the items you’ll find.

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »

WOW – did you see this?

Are you checking our weekly “happenings”?

Every Monday we post our upcoming events.  Of course, every so often we have something so special that a reminder is warranted. 

THIS SATURDAY  11-2pm

Join us this Saturday, November 17th, from 11-2pm for our free Manufacturers Playdate!  We’ll have several of our awesome reps here to answer questions and we’ll have half a dozen tables scattered throughout the store and gallery where you will have the opportunity to learn about and play with some new and some classic art supplies – everything from pens and colored pencils to acrylic ink, calligraphy, collage and linoleum block printing!  Make greeting cards using any and all of these materials.  Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to try something new.  

Thanks to Strathmore, Jacquard, Pentel, Speedball, Black Ink and Faber Castell for their generosity!

Thanksgiving hours:

Wednesday 11/21 10am-4pm 

Thursday 11/22 CLOSED 

Friday – Sunday  regular store hours and…

Watch for our Black Friday sale

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We realized we were sending out too many posts, and no one likes being bombarded with excessive media, even those from your favorite art supply store!  Please scroll through our happenings weekly post to find out about upcoming demonstrations, classes, sales, art receptions & more – we want you to know what we’re doing here at Art Central, all in one neat and tidy e-mail.

 


Here are the events that you don’t want to miss until the end of the year at Art Central!

• Thursday, November 15 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Saturday, November 17 – Playdate with Manufacture Reps
• Saturday, December 1 – Holiday Garlands with Infinite Possibilities with Tracy Taylor
• Thursday, December 6 –  Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Saturday, December 8 – 3CPS Pastel Society Meeting, Demo & Workshop
• Saturday, December 15 – Painting with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton
• Sunday, December 16 – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney
• Thursday, December 20 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues

To get all of the details and information on how to register: Read the rest of this entry »