Today the Pearl District art community just got better. With the addition of Blick Art Materials, visitors and residents of the Pearl will get access to all the art supplies they need. The retailer previously operated a store in downtown Portland off SW Yamhill street.

The Grand Opening was today, they cut the ribbon and the first 100 guests received gift bags full of art supplies valued at $100. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it today, the Grand Opening celebration continues through Thursday, February 8. You can expect exclusive discounts on art supplies.

With the addition of this retail outlet, Pacific Northwest College of Art thought it would be nice to create a partnership. They did just that. Students and faculty will be able to purchase anything from custom frames to general art materials. This location will also benefit The Art Institute of Portland, which is just four blocks away.

Blick Art is a national retailer with approximately 30 stores. The original catalog was issued in 1911, and was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Dick Blick. They ran the catalog-based business out of their home for many years.

For information about all the Grand Opening events and any future events visit Blick Art Materials online.

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