ArtCan Art Store Offers Expanded Selection in Time for the Holidays

ArtCan Art Store
By Michaela Hayes

Need a gift for the artist in your life? The Art Store at ArtCan has recently expanded its selections of supplies. Purchase a gift certificate for art materials or to take an art class with Ron Hayes.

The Art Store now carries a varied selection of premium art supplies as well as many standard economical materials. We decided to rebuild the art store, expand the options and bring back the lines of products that artists were wanting.

We are the only store in Nova Scotia to offer R&F handmade oil paint sticks. For watercolour paints our first choice is Holbein, which are similar in cost to other leading brands but contain some of the purest pigments on the market. For watercolour surfaces we carry Arches and Saunders Waterford paper. After talking to several local artists working with acrylics, we now carry Golden Open, a quality brand with slower drying time than regular acrylics. Our oil paint of choice is Kama, a Canadian-owned and handmade paint from Montreal. Stretched premium canvas also comes from Quebec.

You can buy a combination canvas with a shadowbox frame and save 20% off the cost of the frame. Raw canvas can be purchased by the metre. We’ve greatly expanded our selection of brushes to compliment the wider range of paints. An array of mixed media pads, sketchbooks, and variety of drawing materials are also available.

Customers are welcome to ask for a particular product we may not carry and we’d be happy to look into it. ArtCan is working to further serve the community and its artists through exhibitions, art classes, and again art supplies. The art store is open during our regular business hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.