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…

Did You Know? 45 Minutes of Art Lowers Stress

So cool! Shout out to Psypost.org for this great article. Yoga, running, playing an instrument—everyone has their own way to blow off some steam and relax when stressed. But did you know that 45 minutes of artistic activity has been shown to lower the stress hormone cortisol in the brain? So, that means, among the Read More…

35 Ways to Repurpose Old Frames

Shout out to Woohome.com for this great guide! In our Frame Center, we’ve helped create hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of framed masterpieces over the decades. But even when the art becomes dated or the photo worn, your frame can live on. And every frame deserves a second life. This great guide at Woohome.com gives Read More…

What’s Black and Yellow and Awesome All Over? Our Building!

As artists, we can’t help but look at everything as a blank canvas…including the outside of our building. As we have done periodically over the years, we’ve upgraded our look. A little dash of color here, a little paint splash there—we think it encapsulates the creative process and the vibe of the many, many artists Read More…