Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility, demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with today's Groupon to Jerry's Artarama. Today’s Groupon must be used at Jerry’s brick-and-mortar Tempe location. Choose between the following artful options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of art supplies.
- For $48, you get $100 worth of custom framing.
Heralded as the largest art-supply store in Arizona, Jerry’s stocks its brightly colored creative haven with premium and hard-to-find materials for artists in virtually every medium. Enjoy all of turpentine’s paint-thinning properties without risking an unpleasant nostril mugging with Weber odorless Turpenoid ($11.08/quart), or give drab standardized tests a much needed splash of color with a set of 12 Prismacolor colored pencils ($9.99). Charvin extrafine oil paints turn blank canvasses into color-dappled eye magnets (starting at $7.31 for 20 mL), and 6”x8” Centurion canvas pads ($3.99) and Strathmore 400 series 9”x12” drawing pads ($2.68) serve as convenient alternatives to doodling on the faces of fellow commuters.
Those who’ve already completed their magnum opus oil painting, prize-winning watercolor, or blue-ribbon macaroni mosaic can call upon Jerry’s friendly framers to enshrine it in its own custom casing—concocting the perfect wall-mounted art holder from your choice of an encyclopedic array of molding materials. Border artwork and photos with custom aluminum frames in frosted gold and shiny black (starting at $10.26), or lend your signed Daniel Stern head shot an air of sophistication with a traditional custom wood frame (starting at $11.04). Jerry's Artarama’s full line of custom frames satisfies every artist’s desire to memorialize his vision and every beekeeper's need to glass plate her honeycombs.
- Well laid out, best open stock selection I've seen in a while, and a wide range of prices for every kind of art/hobby. I liked their frames and clearance section, also. – Sarah Jane, Google Maps
- You walk into this place and its like heaven for artists! SO many art supplies, its insane! Almost a 3rd of the store is framing too, and they have a super friendly funny custom framer as well. – Erika J., Yelp, 7/23/10
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.