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 in Virginia Beach. 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 to 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 regular garbed the canvases of Vincent van Gogh. Light-fast Matisse structure acrylic colors come in a variety of prepackaged color families, from the frothy blues of a seascape to the range of blacks that depict being trapped inside a refrigerator box ($19.99+). Browse the sale section for deals on paper, pastels, and brushes.
Though prices vary depending on matting and glass choices, a custom-built frame can both protect and showcase a favorite 8”x10” or a beloved box of cereal in a Phoenix cherry traditional wood frame ($30.90). 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).
The knowledgeable team at Jerry’s Artarama stockpile a vast selection of art supplies for amateur and professional projects. Staff members roam the store answering art questions and help track down hard-to-find supplies for any medium including wrapped canvases and invisible ink. The onsite custom-framing shop outfits works in traditional wood and aluminum frames with a variety of matting options to enhance and preserve enveloped images. The emporium also hosts workshops throughout the month to develop oil- and watercolor-painting techniques, as well as demos to meet and learn from instructors in a more informal setting.