Our staff is incredibly knowledgeable. As working artists, we all maintain a general understanding in a variety of mediums, and are each specialist in different areas of art. Feel free to ask questions about materials and techniques.
ABOUT US: OUR MISSION + GOALS
In July 2011 I opened a locally owned art supply store in downtown Toledo, Ohio to offer an alternative to big-box retail art stores. I believe in the quality of the products we stock and I believed that Downtown Toledo was poised for a renaissance. Everyone said Toledo couldn't support a Fine Art Store and downtown Toledo was dangerous. I didn't believe either. Where other people saw abandoned warehouses, I saw art studios. I see potential in everything and everyone around me.
The Art Supply Depo Toledo was founded with the help and vision of Nate Syrek and Dana Winfield. Nate is a numbers guy, and Dana a die-hard visionary. Without their help there would be no Art Supply Depo. At the time, it was their vision I helped to create.
In 2013 I bought their shares of the company and have been working hard to stay relevant and create demand for fine art products in a brick and mortar store in an age of Amazon and Big Box Art Supply Stores offering a never-ending supply of garbage art materials available for cheap with a coupon.
I believe in quality, and I believe in the potential of my employees and customers to create great things. I love what I do so much that in August 2016, we expanded and opened our second location to serve Bowling Green, Ohio. BG is a fantastic community of kind, talented people who need access to better art materials.
I work extensively to source the best art materials possible at all price-points for absolute beginners or advanced professional artists. As of November, 2106 I have doubled down on my commitment to never offer a product for sale that I would not use or gift to a family member. Anything that isn't great is being discontinued.
We are more than a supply store; we offer expert advice on all the products we stock and host classes in our studio to educate and inspire artists of all ages and skill levels.
It is our mission to provide unique, quality materials at affordable prices for artists of all ages and skill levels, as well as to educate the public through art workshops and hosting exhibitions of contemporary art by our peers and community members. We are deeply invested in the regional creative community, believe in the power of art education to change lives, and put people at the core of our business.
Stop by both locations and explore what products and classes we have to offer. My staff and I look forward to meeting you.
Let's COLOR this town!
Jules Webster, Proprietor
Feel free to contact us anytime.