Without proper supplies, artists would have to create their masterpieces using neolithic tools such as plant dyes or Etch-a-Sketches filled with volcanic ash. Stock up on modern art gear with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of art supplies and framing at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing, with locations in Fairfax, Virginia, Washington, Bethesda, Maryland, Rockville, Maryland, and Silver Springs, Maryland. Today's Groupon is only valid until July 31.
Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing armors unadorned pieces of art in custom frames and fills idle hands with masterpiece-making accouterments culled from a stock of more than 30,000 items. Render a magnum opus with a pre-stretched Art Alternatives canvas ($3.75+), or wield a Princeton paintbrush ($5.07+) to create scholarly portraits of ivy. The Cretacolor chunky charcoal ($3.10) artfully lights barbecue grills, and the archival frame from Studio Goods ($21.16–$36.16) gives a structured edge to favorite paintings, hard-earned diplomas, or colorfully food-stained napkins.
Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.