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Hi all –

3/24 – Update to last night’s post:  (See below to read that) – I was at the store today with Chris as awesome first mate, and together we started rearranging the storeroom (which badly needs doing).  We were all set to continue, then the phone started ringing like crazy with requests.  I’m glad we came in – and we’ll be back on Thursday morning for a few hours.  I want to minimize our exposure, and truly appreciate your willingness to let us put your orders together and just give them to you at the door.  If you know what you need, please e-mail us – (read info below) – that does make it easier for us.  But if you have questions, of course, please call.  We’re just asking you for your understanding if we have to put you on hold to pick up another call – with a little patience, we can make this work.  

After we work this Thursday, I’ll determine what hours we can offer for the following week.  Stay posted!

Please keep reading for more info on how “curbside pickup” works.  Stay safe and 6 feet apart!

best, etty

3/23 – I don’t mind a couple of days off, but after 4 days I’ve had enough.  I think enjoying a vacation has a lot to do with knowing you CAN go back to your routine, the ‘daily grind’.

Well, you know what?  I LOVE my daily grind.  And I have been thinking about all the stuff I can do at the shop – inventory counts, stocking shelves, fun stuff like that.

I’ve gotten several e-mails asking for curbside pickup and I am willing to try to offer it.  E-mail me at, write down what you want, & please include your phone #.  I’ll put your order together – assuming I have what you need… and I will call you with a total and take your Credit card info over the phone.  Credit cards only – no one will be permitted in the store, absolutely no exceptions.

I’ll be at the store tomorrow morning for 3 or 4 hours preparing orders, and will have them ready for curbside pickup. If all goes well, then I’ll be back on Thursday.  If there’s anything you need, please let me know, again email is best.  I don’t believe I will be able to place any orders, so for now, in-stock inventory only.

We’ll get thru this –





  • Tess Harback says:

    Thanks, etty. Hang in there. Thanks for keeping the supporting creativity:)


    On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 8:46 PM ART CENTRAL Art Supply & Gallery wrote:

    > Art Central posted: “Hi all – I don’t mind a couple of days off, but after > 4 days I’ve had enough. I think enjoying a vacation has a lot to do with > knowing you CAN go back to your routine, the ‘daily grind’. Well, you know > what? I LOVE my daily grind. And I have been thi” >

  • Helen K Davie says:

    Thanks so much Etty! As the Aussies say “Good on Ya!”

  • Claudia Solomon says:

    Great idea and very good of you. Do not need anything right now, but will be in touch soon. Thank you and stay well.😘💜



  • Kitty V says:

    What a wonderful idea, Etty you are hanging in there and at the same time trying to take care of your business and customers. You go girl 🙂

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  • sandra ronda says:

    You’re the BEST!!! Sandra❤️


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  • Deborah Smith says:

    God bless you Etty! I’m setting up an art studio in the garage tomorrow for the family to be able to create art whenever they feel inspiration! Pulling out all the old supplies I could never bring myself to toss. I’m sure I’ll need something though! Stay well my friend 🤗

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  • Dixie Cavigli says:

    Etty You are so awesome !💗

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  • Joanne says:

    Good luck Etty.

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  • Susan Robinson, M.D. says:

    Dear Etty,

    You are an absolute trooper!!! Dave and I were patients #10 and #11 with covid 19. I’m pretty much all well but Dave is still exhausted. That’s one of the worst things about this. The exhaustion.

    If everyone is like you, we’ll get through this.