Local Treasures at Whippletree Junction now carries art supplies in addition to local hand-crafted art by the 55 artists represented in the shop. Artist and owner Claudia Ziegler saw a demand for art supplies in The Valley where sourcing it was convenient with plenty of parking and affordable pricing.
With the emphasis on local, carrying almost anything hand-crafted and unique between Victoria and Nanaimo, it’s hard to believe they opened just early last year, January 15 2015, with just seven artists including store owner Claudia.
The list of quality art supplies available encompasses student-grade to professional:
- Winsor & Newton for Oils and Watercolours
- Golden and Liquidex Professional for Acrylics
- Student-grade Galeria for Acrylics
- Pastels, colour pencils, felts, graphite, charcoal
- Kits for children, canvases, sketch books, and watercolour pads
- Adult colouring books
- And more!
If you are an artist, Claudia invites you bring in your unique art for consideration. Their new and larger Whippletree Junction space tucks behind to the left of Pioneer House and Next to Nature Trading Co. to the left of the parking lot.
From handcrafted jewellery, clothing, to woodwork, to paintings, and now a diverse art supply section, Local Treasures boldly explores the exceptionally diverse. Without a doubt, you’ll find something for yourself or a special gift.
More info at Local Treasure’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whippletreejunctionlocaltreasures/?fref=ts