Portraits, Pencils, Parrots…Oh My! A Look at Recent Store Happenings

Every day at Artmart is a new adventure! Whether we’re stocking up on new art supplies, laughing at hilarious gifts, framing incredible pieces of history, or getting to know our customers (sometimes of the avian variety…) — we’re always so glad to be serving St. Louis’s artist community. Here’s a look into some recent store Read More…

Five Great Acrylic Paint Tutorials

We’ve written about the versatility of acrylic paint before. It seems like there is no shortage of online tutorials and guides, each highlighting a technique different from the next, offering endless hours of inspiration. Looking to try something new with acrylic? Here’s five great videos to check out for some ideas. 1. Pour painting Using Read More…

Have you tried the Pentel Brush Pen?

Pentel Brush Pens are so popular! Not quite a brush, not quite a pen, this hybrid tool is perfect for creating clean, thick lines in your illustrations. It’s also popular with calligraphy and hand lettering. Part of the appeal of a brush pen is that the width of the stroke changes with the pressure you Read More…

Upcoming Event: Let Them Eat Art

One of our favorite art events is coming up — Let Them Eat Art in historic Maplewood! This annual event celebrates the French national holiday, Bastille Day, while promoting local art, food, and drink! More information from the Facebook event: Take a self-guided tour through the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood for the 13th Annual Read More…

Mixed Media: Watercolor and Acrylic Ink

Why stick to one painting medium? Mixed medium painting allows artists even more flexibility when it comes to creating eye-catching works of art. In a recent post on our Facebook page, we shared a great video highlighting different ways you can mix watercolor paints with acrylic ink. Very cool! For more mixed media painting ideas, Read More…

6 Go-To Acrylic Painting Techniques

Acrylic paints are a relatively new artistic medium, having only been around since the 1950s. Very quickly, however, they have become incredibly popular among painters and other artists due to their versatility, affordability, and relative ease of use. At Artmart, we stock a wide variety of acrylic paints — just waiting to be used for Read More…

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…