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hard to believe it’s been 6 years…

By February 9, 20176 Comments

Dear friends –

I’d like to thank you all…  

In this day and age, it’s so easy to ‘click’ on an item on your computer, and order product that way.  It takes effort to visit your local businesses, and we are aware every day that we need to earn your trust, your time, and your loyalty. 

We always strive to give you the most accurate information on products and how to use them, and we do our best to give you the most competitive pricing that we can.  I don’t ever want you to feel that you are sacrificing price to get awesome customer service, and I hope that during the last 6 years we have made you happy.

When I opened Art Central 6 years ago, I hung a sign outside my office that reads:

“If you’re happy with our service, tell your friends … If not, please tell us!”

Word of mouth has always been our best means of advertising, so I guess that you ARE telling your friends.  But I’d like to remind you that if we ever make you unhappy, the only way that we can fix it is if we know about it! 

Thank you for the last 6 years…  I hope you’ll join us this Saturday with our celebration!  I’ll be sending out one more blog, hopefully later today, with a review of everything you can expect to see and enjoy during the day!

Gratefully –



  • Holly Smirl says:

    We love you guys! Holly Smirl

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  • Congratulations on six amazing years! You’re such an asset to the artist community.

  • Claudia Solomon says:

    Dear ETTY &staff, thank you for being there. I had back surgery in Nov. and have not been able to paint until I am healed. I have 2 more months & should be more mobile. I will be back in the shop for supplies! Yae! It is wonderful to have such a quality shop in the area.
    Claudia Solomon

  • Joyce Lombard says:


    You do a remarkable job of promoting and serving your customers. You’re my go to person / place for encaustic supplies.

    Joyce Lombard, Ventura

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  • Laura says:

    Etty, I am so thrilled for you that you are celebrating your sixth anniversary. We are fortunate to have such a gem of an art supply store here locally with such a great crew. I am grateful to all of the new avenues of creativity that you have provided.
    Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
    Laura Furtek

  • PKLogan says:

    You all are the best, and I’m so grateful to have you as a local business for artists – great customer service and products. You can put that on your Facebook page if you like. Hugs, P