New Product Feature: Quirky Art Bags

These would make a PERFECT gift for any artists in your life! Each one makes a statement, and is sure to attract some attention. Plus, check our emails for our current coupon on gifts!

Have You Tried Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper?

If you want to try abstract painting, alcohol inks on Yupo paper by Legion Paper is an easy introduction. If you don’t like what you’ve created, simply wipe off the ink with alcohol or other solvent, and start again!  

7 Easy and Elegant Ways to Elevate Your Workspace with Art

Some may view “work” and “art” as two competing ideas… left brain vs. right brain. But, studies have shown that bringing art and creativity into your workplace can provide significant benefits! Check out these tips from our friends at invaluable.com A recent study found that employees who have control over the layout of their workspace are happier, Read More…

6 Craft Ideas for Kids to Grow their Creativity

It’s almost summer, and soon parents everywhere will be tasked with keeping their children occupied all day long. Why not mix some arts and crafts in with their summer fun? These six craft ideas are not only perfect for summer, but they’ll help form your child’s creative side along the way. Bubble Wrap Paint Stomping Read More…

Featured Product: Pouring Medium

Our pouring medium is on special this month (June 2018), but how do you use this fascinating product? Pouring medium allows you to have fun (and make a mess) by creating pour paints. Check out our recent instagram posts and videos below, as well as this tutorial to pour painting.   We had fun trying Read More…

Great St. Louis Art Destinations You Can’t Miss

St. Louis is a city full of art and creativity. Sometimes it’s easy to find, and other times you need to know just where to look. From carefully curated museums to spontaneous street art – be sure to add these art destinations to your St. Louis must-see list. City Museum A favorite with locals and Read More…

A Celebration of Famous Mothers in Art and Literature

Thank you to invaluable.com for this great guest post, just in time for Mother’s Day! Strong women around the world have made a profound impact on culture, both as subjects in works of art and creators themselves. With Mother’s Day around the corner, there’s no better time to examine the impact that female artists have Read More…

What is “Art”? These Six Quotes Attempt to Answer:

What is “art”? Besides the first three letters of our seven-letter name, of course. Sometimes you see it. Sometimes you hear it. Sometimes you feel it. Sometimes it’s abstract, sometimes it’s concrete…and sometimes it’s literally concrete. Sometimes it’s colorful. Sometimes it’s dark. And sometimes it’s vivid, but sometimes it’s stark. …hey, sometimes it even rhymes. Read More…

Must See: Surreal Sculptures Formed from Thousands of Ordinary Objects

We’re blown away by this. Being able to see art from everyday items is a truly amazing talent, and one at which artist Kris Kuksi clearly excels. This article from My Modern Met shares more detail on these amazing pieces: “Plucked from ordinary life, the items used to create artist Kris Kuksi‘s surreal assemblages are transformed into Read More…

Fun Spring Crafts: Paper Hyacinths

It’s been a cold start to Spring in St. Louis, perhaps leading some of us to get into the spirit of the season in different ways. These paper hyacinth crafts are easy fun, and a great project to take on with a child or other young loved one. The video below walks through the steps Read More…

Mark Your Calendar: Three Art Events You Can’t Miss in May

Spring has sprung, and local art events are popping up faster than tulips and daffodils. A great thing about our city is that there are so many opportunities to support and connect with artists, both local and not. We’re adding these events to our calendars, and you should too. May 5: Cinco De Mayo: A Read More…

The Benefits of Art on Memory and Creativity

(Thanks to Emma from Invaluable.com for contributing to this blog!) Art does wonders for your living space, but did you know that art also has significant benefits for our mental wellbeing? Both adults and children reap tons of mental health benefits from creating or simply viewing art in any form. For instance, children who visited an art Read More…