Creating a mosaic out of broken glass turns trash into art, much like compiling a rubber-band ball or throwing rotten fruit at the television. Reuse and rearrange with today’s Groupon to Jerry’s Artarama. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get $40 worth of art supplies, including sale items.
- For $24, you get $50 worth of custom framing.<p>
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 groan beneath what could pass as a peacock’s cosmetics cabinet, but turns out to be multitudinous tubes of Lukas 1862 oil paints ($4.49/tube), produced by a 150-year-old company once patronized by Vincent van Gogh. Mijello TruColor palettes ($6.59+) serve as a launching pad for hues, and Prismacolor Premier colored-pencil sets ($11.88 for tin of 12) let hands add vivid pigmentation to sketches when not occupied with the store’s street-art supplies, screen-printing kits, and toupees for balding brushes.
The professionals at Jerry’s Artarama navigate a bounty of glass, mats, mounting, and moulding options to personalize the framing of photos, watercolor landscapes, and lazy pet bats. The warm whorls of wooden options vie with silver, black, or gold aluminum frames to embrace paintings and complement their color scheme. Costs vary widely depending on the materials used; small, simple framing projects may cost as little as $25, many projects cost $200–$300, and complex endeavors run higher.
Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has assisted artists through every phase of the creative process, including furnishing their studios with art supplies and finishing off their completed artwork with custom-framing services. They stock their shelves with student- and professional-grade supplies, including Winsor & Newton’s high-value Winton line of beginners’ oil colors and Williamsburg handmade paints. The framing department, meanwhile, keeps a wide range of mats, moulding, and glass on hand to create lavish homes for fine artwork or simple enclosures for family photos and important receipts.
3060 Wake Forest Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609