Art helps people reach a wide audience without shouting from the top of radio towers, provocatively dancing behind a local TV field reporter, or tying speech bubbles to migrating birds. Express yourself with today’s Groupon to Jerry’s Artarama Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get $40 worth of art supplies.
- For $24, you get $50 worth of custom framing.<p>
Since 1968, the quality-minded staffers at Jerry’s Artarama have stocked shelves with multitudes of tools and supplies and helped artists show off finished work with custom framing. The comprehensive inventory fulfills artists’ every need, from acid-free blank stretched canvases ($36.07 for a 20-pack) to 10-gallon drums of inspiration. Lukas oil colors ($4.49+ for 37 mL) have been transmitting images from mind to paper since 1862 and regularly graced the canvases of Vincent van Gogh. Light-fast Matisse structure acrylic colors come in a variety of prepackaged color families ($19.99+), from the frothy blues of a seascape to the range of blacks that depict being trapped inside a refrigerator box. Browse the sale section for deals on paper, pastels, and brushes.
Though prices vary depending on matting and glass choices, a custom Phoenix cherry traditional wood frame ($30.90) can both protect and showcase a favorite 8”x10” or a beloved box of cereal. Recent grads can turn their liberal-arts diplomas into gold by encasing them in an 11”x14” custom aluminum frame set in chic frosted gold ($18.29).
At Jerry’s Artarama, resident artists draw on personal experience and channel the shop's four decades in business to help create works in nearly any medium. Shelves bravely bear the weight of multitudinous tubes of paint ranging from traditional oil paints made from 150-year-old processes, to easy-to-use acrylic pigments. Artists can wield a Mejillo TruColor palette to serve as a launching pad for paints, or take up PrismaColor colored pencils to add vivid pigmentation to sketches. For more specialized projects, customers can stock up on the store's street-art supplies and screen-printing kits.
Meanwhile, the framing professionals at Jerry’s Artarama navigate a bounty of glass, mats, mounting, and moulding options to personalize the framing of photos, watercolor landscapes, and napping bats. Frame options include the warm whorls of wooden frames as well as silver, black, or gold aluminum frames to complement any work's color scheme.