Paint Spot Fine Art Materials The
10516 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 2A4
The Paint Spot offers one-stop shopping for all your fine art needs.
|Store Type |||Educational Services, Gifts, Hobbies, Import Goods, Art, Stationery|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
Profile Last Updated: October 22, 2007
Explore the rainbow shades of oil and watercolor paints, pastels, fine art pens and pencils, and pigment. The inviting aisles showcase over 42 different lines of Canadian-made paint supplies, including top brand name supplies like Triart, Stevenson and Gold. They also carry high quality imports like Schmincke from Germany. Here you can a wide variety of sable brushes, easels and unique pastel papers and choose among a large selection of different sizes and weaves of canvas that you can’t find anywhere else in Edmonton. There is a gallery at the Glenora store, called Vertical Space, all along the very walls of the store, and the Whyte Avenue store has a basement gallery, often with controversial art on display or sometimes for sale.
Chock full of Great Advice
Feel free to ask the staff, all knowledgeable artists, for advice and assistance. The store prides itself on securing special order items for customers. Pick up the free tip sheets, placed strategically around the store, for helpful suggestions in the selection of different art supplies. And when the store is closed, the online ‘Advice Gallery’ is still open, providing instructions and tips on all manner of artistic endeavors, including art projects for kids, altered sketchbooks, sculpture and fabric painting. Once a year, the Paint Spot coordinates ‘Art Walk’, an outdoor sidewalk art festival, to further support the artistic community in Edmonton.
Just the Place For Beginners
The Paint Spot is an excellent store for budding artists. Free in-store demos every Saturday afternoon offer gentle encouragement to expand your artistic repertoire. How often can you go shopping and come home not only with a bevy of exciting new fine art supplies, but with new skills to boot, like of how to face paint or use charcoal for great dramatic effect. Scheduled workshops are also available for beginner to intermediate aspiring artists?