Fresh supplies help artists add more depth to political statements, more emotion to expressions of love, and more accurate scents to scratch and sniff replicas of Picasso’s self-portraits. Explore avant-garde frontiers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of art supplies and framing services at Genesis Art Supplies.
Gently tended by welcoming, informative muses, Genesis Art Supplies’ sprawling shelves groan beneath stockpiles of aesthetic ammunition. Soothing expanses of prestretched and rolled canvasses beg for vibrant embellishment, and a 38-color rainbow of Van Gogh acrylic paints ($2.97 each) arms artists with the multihued means to capture natural beauty or unnatural tie-dyed peacocks. Charge boldly into the third dimension with the effortless pliancy of Sculpey clay ($1.65/2-oz. package) while wielding tools from the shop's utilitarian wonderland of sculpting utensils. Resident frame virtuoso David Coleman securely swaddles even the most ungainly masterpieces in one of a variety of flattering shells ($25+), protecting artistic labors from accidental destruction or on-purpose use as a tablecloth.
Although Genesis Art Supplies sometimes offers discounts, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Genesis Art Supplies
The staff at Genesis Art Supplies stocks its shelves with picture frames and art materials geared toward arts students and teachers. Its vast supply of tools for artistic creations, available both online and in the retail store, includes drafting tables, foam boards, children's activity kits, and a fountain of imagination fuel. Genesis Art also partners with educators to place school-supplies lists online, so parents and students can order online at ease, with no embarrassing in-store dance battles over the last pair of safety scissors.
2417 N Western Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647