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Get Excited About Art This Spring!

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541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501
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1,264 Reasons To Get Excited
About Art This Spring!

Well, there’s probably a lot more reasons than that, but if we’re going to put a number on it, it’s probably because we’re so excited about the newest thing to hit our shelves here at Central Art: Fabriano’s “1264” art pads! Fabriano has been at the foundation of the fine art papers industry for 750 years, and their latest line of pads is a testament to that long tradition of quality. Featuring a full line of papers for just about every medium (including watercolor and mixed media), you’re sure to find a surface that will suit whatever type of drawing or painting medium you love.

But that’s not all we’re buzzing about this season – for the first time ever, we’re pleased to formally announce the debut of Central Art Gallery, a new art exhibition space housed within our newly-remodeled and beautifully updated creative workspace. In addition to hosting several classes and workshops by local talented instructors, this space now will also serve as a premier gallery space for local shows and art-related venues featuring the works of Southern Oregon’s wide array of creative talent!

We’re also keeping things “lively” with our virtual presence – join us for Central Art’s Facebook Live stream Fridays at 1:00pm every other week, and keep up-to-date on everything new happening in our store – from brand new products and mini-demos to special online events and announcements – you’ll hear about it here first! New in 2021, we’ve teamed up with some of our product reps to go live with us and lend their expertise, tips and answer your questions about art materials!

If Facebook isn’t your thing, be sure to keep an eye on the “Events & Classes” page on our website for upcoming in-person and virtual lectures, workshops, demos and more! It’s time to get excited!

Check Out What’s New & On Sale
This Spring At Central Art:


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Coupon Expires 5/31/2021.
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Introducing Central Art Gallery

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541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501
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Announcing: Central Art Gallery

Showcasing art in Southern Oregon

Hello fellow artists! Big changes are coming this year at 101 N. Central – In addition to revamping and improving our classroom space, we are proud to announce another major new venue – Central Art Gallery.

Featuring 650 sq. feet of exhibition space, our newly-renovated annex provides the perfect venue to showcase emerging talent as well as more seasoned career artists. Shows will be held one night only in our gallery “in-person” on Third Fridays of the month, from 5pm-8pm, to coincide with Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk. Exhibits will also be available to access “virtually” via our official website:

We are currently accepting portfolio submissions for future group and solo shows. If you are interested, please email us with an artist statement and several images representative of the work you wish to exhibit or a link to your artist website.

We are fully compliant with CDC/Oregon Public Health COVID guidelines and current state mandates. For more information, please call us at 541-773-1444 or visit

Currently refreshments are not offered due to COVID restrictions.

Standard Information: Gallery commission is 20% minus framing costs. Shows install Thursday prior to event at 5pm. Artists must be present during show. All unsold artwork must be removed by 5pm the Saturday immediately following the show.

For more information, Click here to send us an email!

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GOLDEN Acrylic Virtual Lecture/Demo

Join Us On Zoom for a GOLDEN Acrylic Virtual Lecture/Demo with Barbara De Pirro on March 26!

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GOLDEN Acrylic Virtual Lecture/Demo
MAR 26, 1-2:30 PM (PDT)

Instructor: Barbara De Pirro

This free online event packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Learn the unique properties of GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Colors, Heavy Body Acrylic Colors, OPEN Acrylic Colors and High Flow Acrylics. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, viscosity, saturation, intensity of color and more. The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing and mixed media. Event includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Artists will leave enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of Acrylic!

Attendees (US/Canada) will have the opportunity to receive free samples mailed direct. More details will be sent upon registration. The Zoom link will be emailed the days prior to the event.

This event is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & co-hosted by Central Art Supply in Medford, OR. 

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Central Art – New Year, New Beginnings!

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Happy New Year and welcome to Central Art, friend! If you’re reading this, it means you love making art and want to know what’s new and happening both in our store and throughout the art community of Southern Oregon. We thought we’d take a moment to fill you in on a few changes we’ve made to our newsletter emails, and what to expect when you check your inbox: 

  • Our all-new online newsletter will come direct to your inbox in email form several times a year, letting you know about local featured artists, classes and special events, as well as our in-store sales and coupons. Though it will have much similar content to our printed version, the look will be a bit different. 
  • Your contact information is 100% secure with us and is never sold to anyone. We’re a small, local business that wants to communicate directly with you, and are not interested in other companies needlessly cluttering up your mailbox. 
  • Watch this space for occasional special announcements, workshops or shows happening locally and in our NEWLY REMODELED classroom/gallery space, now dubbed “Creative Central”! 
  • Don’t have a printed coupon to take in with you when you shop? No problem! Our newsletter (both printed and online) will contain a Coupon Code whenever we have a new one in effect, like our January Coupon below: 


Save an extra 20% off  

All Stretched Canvas & Ampersand Panels 

(Good through 1/31/21) *Coupon can be used only once per customer. 

At Central Art we share your passion for art, and we’re excited to have you join us in helping keep our vibrant local art community connected! Have a question about a product, technique or event? Just send us an email, we’d love to hear from you. You can also share your creative journey with us on social media via Facebook, Instagram, and our NEW YouTube channel featuring art tutorials and product demos! 

What are we waiting for? Let’s get this new year ST-ARTED!

Holiday Gift Guide Sale – Central Art Supply

Happy holidays to our entire art community! It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is once again upon us, it has been quite the eventful and memorable year for everyone. We are approaching the holiday season with a lot of hope, cheer, and celebration.

Many of us have kicked off the festive mood early, because why not? It just seems like a great way to end a year – with the spirit of the holidays to help lift our hearts and to share goodness to those we love. Central Art is here to help you find the perfect creative gift for the artist in your life – or to give you something to put on your own wish list. 

Our Holiday Gift Guide Sale is going on now through December 31st, 2020! Whether your gifting/receiving plans are in-house, drive-by or virtual this year, Central Art will be here to provide you with helpful suggestions, stocking stuffer ideas, and any additional inspiration you require while selecting the perfect gifts for your creative crew! Not sure what to select for that special artist in your life? Gift cards are a perennial favorite, and we offer those too!

Staying home this year? No problem! Now you can shop our store online at! Just search “Holiday” and hundreds of products will come up. You can narrow your search for different departments as well. When you are finished shopping you can decide if you want to have it shipped, pick up in-store, pick up curbside, or have it delivered locally for orders over $30.  However, if you are crafting your holiday celebrations this year, we hope you stay healthy and stay inspired as you find new ways to bring the family together! Keep calm and Art On!  

Cheers from the entire Central Art family!

Dan, Ann, Adam, Alex, Anne, Yasmine, Jon, Lara, Leland

Central Art Store Update


During these uncertain times, one thing has become abundantly clear: creativity has no pause button! A tremendous increase in home-based projects means people need to re-stock their art supplies. We are so happy to see so many of you taking this time to explore your art and to share it!


We share your passion for art and have been busy filling curb-side and delivery orders, which help you continue to do art and encourage others to join in the process.


Starting the week of May the 4th, we are going to implement a “soft opening” of Central Art and along with that comes:


– New expanded store hours:

10am – 5pm Mon. – Fri., and

10am – 4pm Sat., CLOSED Sun.

Framing hours: Noon-5pm Mon.-Fri. and Noon-4pm Sat.


Phone Orders, Curbside Pick Up, and Deliveries are still available and encouraged.


– We will limit 4-6 customers in the store at a time. The National Retail Federation recommends a customer limit of 5 customers per 1,000 square feet of store space, excluding employees. We feel this is a little excessive and have reduced that number to focus on the health and safety of everyone.


– Upon entering the store you will need to sanitize your hands at our sanitizing station. Wearing of masks/ gloves is encouraged for safety, but not required.


6 feet Social Distancing Rule shall be employed at all times and we will have more markers to help in achieving that in the store.


We thank you for your continued support and encourage you to Keep Dreaming, Keep Imagining and Keep Creating!

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Central Art Coronavirus Update

Thank you for your outpouring of support and business these past few weeks.

Currently we are working to comply with the safe practices that have been put in place for the COVID-19 virus outbreak. In the wake of Governor Brown’s Stay at Home Order, we at Central Art have made some important adjustments to our hours of operation and our work schedule.

For now we are open only from for curbside pickup and delivery (free for orders $30 or more) 10am-3pm Monday through Saturday

You can call us during those hours at 541-773-1444 to place an order. You can also email us at [email protected] or message us on Facebook @centralartsupply to place an order.

We remain committed to serving our artist community where we share your passion for art. We hope that everyone stays safe, happy and most importantly healthy as we navigate these changes together.

Dan & Ann Ebert and staff

Central Art COVID-19 Protective Measures in Place

For those who haven’t received Central Art Supply’s email this morning, here is an important announcement that will ensure you are able to continue making art to keep you engaged and sane as the coronovirus pandemic continues to unfold.

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Central Art COVID-19 Protective Measures in Place

We at Central Art are working hard to do our part with COVID-19 protective measures. We are closely monitoring the best practices suggested by the CDC and state and local governments, realizing that they are changing daily.

For now there are a few things you can count on from all of us at Central Art.

We are taking measures to frequently wash our hands and cleaning our high-touch surfaces. We are also taking a proactive measure by asking customers to use hand sanitizer or to wash their hands when they come into the store.

Currently we remain open for business at our regular store hours, which are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. When you come in we will always welcome you and engage in your art endeavors, but we will also allow for social distancing.

Along with many other businesses, we are offering curbside pickup. You can call and order your favorite art supplies, then drive up to the store and we will bring your order out to your car.

However, we understand that many of you may not want to make the trip to Central Art, so we are offering free home delivery* for orders $30 and over. Call and place your order and we will do our best to deliver it to you within 24 hours. *Delivery available for the Rogue Valley area only.

To place an order or to assist you in any way, you can reach us via phone: 541-773-1444, email: [email protected], Facebook Messenger: @centralartsupply

We hope that everyone stays safe, happy, and most importantly healthy as we navigate these changes together. Thank you for your continued support of Central Art, where we share your passion for art.


Vince Rush at Central Art for Medford Third Friday

Small Business Saturday November 24 2018 Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

Friday, March 20th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Feel the excitement, and marvel at the masterful comic artwork of local Rogue Valley artist (and one of Central Art’s TWO Currently Featured Artists) Vince Rush, during Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk at Central Art’s classroom!
Get an opportunity to meet the artist, as well as a sneak peek at what goes into creating a comic book with traditional art tools, at this special art exhibition.


We’ll see you there!

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Central Art Supply Artist of the Month


Friday, March 20th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Experience the fantastic and diverse works of local Rogue Valley artist (and one of Central Art’s TWO Featured Artists this month) Will Storm, during Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk at Central Art’s classroom! Meet the artist and get a look into his creative world at this special art exhibition.


We’ll see you there!

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