Until their proper display in museums, the paintings of most Renaissance masters languished for centuries on the magnet-flecked fridges of their proud mothers. Preserve your art for future generations and houseguests with today's Groupon to Jerry’s Artarama in Norwalk. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get $40 worth of art supplies.
- For $48, you get $100 worth of custom framing.
Since 1968, Jerry's Artarama has stocked a cornucopia of art and framing supplies to suit every taste and style. Blank swathes of specialty paper, such as Strathmore Bristol pads ($4.50–$15.50), await impressionistic landscapes and pop-art portraits of Margaret Thatcher, rendered with Soho professional colored pencils ($0.79 each), Windsor & Newton artists' watercolors ($6.27–$9.29), and other artisanal implements more elegant than hot sauce. Handy experts are also on hand to assemble an array of custom metal and wood frames, enshrining paintings, photos, and prenuptial agreements of any size. Anodized aluminum frames envelop art in a sturdy embrace, and various custom wood frames surround decorations to complement each piece's nuanced Midas complex.
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.