Art, like a wild animal attack, can be an unpredictable and exciting distraction from daily life. Craft daily distractions with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of art supplies at The Art Mart on Congress Street.
The Art Mart was voted Best Art and Crafts Supplies in the Portland Phoenix’s 2010 Readers’ Poll and is located next door to the Maine College of Art, offering students, hobbyists, and professionals a wide variety of art supplies. Whether painting a still life, abstract, or red line to divide a shared bedroom, Maestro2 Artist bristle brushes from the Da Vinci Brush Company ($8.71–$56.08) will get the job done. Create customized T-shirts with Speedball fabric screen-printing kits ($16.77–$68.39) or draw with Van Gogh pastel sets ($14.47), which can be used on many surfaces including paper, canvas, and sleeping faces.