Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday/ End of Semester Hours

This week

Wednesday (that's today folks) 9am-8pm
Thursday, Dec. 9 9a-8p
Friday, Dec. 10 9a-5p
Saturday, Dec. 11 CLOSED!!!!!

Next week

Monday Dec. 13 - Friday, Dec. 17 9a-5p

After that

Monday Dec 20 - Thursday Dec. 23 9a-5p

CLOSED Friday, Dec. 24 - Sunday, January 2 CLOSED!!!!!


Monday, Jan 3 - Friday, Jan. 7 9a-5p

BACK TO SCHOOL Monday, January 10th
Monday- Thursday 9a-8p
Friday 9a-5p
Saturday 11-5


Thursday, December 2, 2010

T-shirt sale

Get your Christmas gifts MCAD style!

Various t-shirt styles on SALE now from $10-15!

We also have gift ideas spread throughout the store. Come check it out!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Hours

The Art Cellar's holiday hours

Wednesday November 24th
OPEN 9-5

Thursday, November 25 - Sunday November 28th

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rebates for Unison pastels

These beautiful chunks of color are a real steal!

When you buy them here they're only $4.35 ea (already a deal) MSRP $5.75 ea

Well now you can go here and register for a rebate up to $50! What a bargain!

*Single Stick of Unison Pastels, $1 rebate per stick, maximum $10 rebate

* Set of 18 Unison Pastels, $10 rebate, our price $43.30

* Set of 36 Unison Pastels, $20 rebate, our price $127.00

* Set of 72 Unison Pastels, $50 rebate, our price $188.00

*All prices subject to change. Rebate good through 12.31.10

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Now Hiring: part- time

The Art Cellar is hiring a part-time person to work with us.

We need a cashier with knowledge of art supplies and techniques. An engaged mind and sensitive fingers to feel the difference between 20 different fine drawing papers would make you a good fit.

Really, you will learn all that and more but a willingness and excitement to learn is a must.

The position is no more than 20 hours per week, Monday- Saturday no later than 8:30pm (no earlier than 8:30am). It is not benefits eligible and is not a good route to becoming a student at MCAD. It is a perfect place for someone that has a flexible schedule and is interested in working in a creative environment within a college. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and not complain (too much) about it;)

If this doesn't scare you,

please email your resume and cover letter (Microsoft Word Document please) to the Art Cellar ( with 'Open Position' in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween at the Cellar

On Friday, Oct. 29, show us your groovy costume and receive a bag of goodies from your friendly, freaky Art Cellar.

When we say goodies we mean, "Dang, that's a bag of art supplies!"

Better costume = better loot.

Do these images get you in the Halloween spirit?

Check out our creepy Halloween card collection. Many of which are Ken Brown.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New MCAD mugs

To the Moon, Alice, to the Moon!

on sale now, $8.35 each.

major props to Dustin Davis for the design.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rebates for Unison pastels

These beautiful chunks of color are a real steal!

When you buy them here they're only $4.35 ea (already a deal) MSRP $5.75 ea

Well now you can go here and register for a rebate up to $50! What a bargain!

*Single Stick of Unison Pastels, $1 rebate per stick, maximum $10 rebate

* Set of 18 Unison Pastels, $10 rebate, our price $43.30

* Set of 36 Unison Pastels, $20 rebate, our price $127.00

* Set of 72 Unison Pastels, $50 rebate, our price $188.00

*All prices subject to change. Rebate good through 12.31.10.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Copper down!

No, not that cop-per.....but give the man props for bustin' a move........maybe he heard about copper prices?

Copper plate prices have gone down - YEY!

now get this

24" x36" $99
18"x24" $55
12"x18" $29
9"x12" $16

Intaglio your hearts out kids, we love you.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Did You Know?
yeah, we're the best.......

but check out what's under the owl's wing.  

Our prices are low all year long for everyone, not just at back to school sale time.  So come on in and check us out!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CS5 is here!

The start of the semester is here and so are Adobe CS5 software bundles.

Check out below what CS5 options the Art Cellar is stocking this semester and our very, very reasonable education pricing.

Current degree-seeking MCAD students and full time staff and faculty (including adjuncts) are eligible for this pricing. We are unable to give this discounted educational pricing to the general public- sorry- its not us, its Adobe.

Come and get em

Adobe CS5 Design Standard for Mac
MCAD Price: $199.00
Adobe Education Store Price: $299.00
You save $100!!!

Adobe CS5 Design Premium for Mac
MCAD Price: $349.00
Adobe Education Store Price: $449.00
You save $100!!!

Adobe CS5 Production Premium for Mac
MCAD Price: $349.00
Adobe Education Store Price: $449.00
You save $100!!!

Adobe CS5 Master Collection for Mac
MCAD Price: $599.00
Adobe Education Store Price: $899.00
You save $300!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School season is here!

The start of the school year is almost upon us (August 23).
As we prepare the shelves and stock them full of goods, this is what it looks like- yikes!

Another little special treat for returning students. The books aren't quite out on the shelves yet but here is a list of what books will be for what classes.....remember they might not all be required so you may not need to buy everything.

Go on over here and see

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cheap & Simple Gold Leaf--the Midas Touch!

Add a touch of the fancy, a touch of the ancient to your artwork... the Midas Touch! All that King Midas touched turned to gold, and this power can be yours! The Art Cellar carries a fine selection of gilding products. Yes, gilding, the ancient art of applying thin sheets of precious metals to solid objects. Oh, but it doesn't have to be all that precious! We sell imitation leaf as well. Looks like the real thing. Add some antiquing glaze for that olde-time look. Gold, silver, copper. Real, fake... we sell it all. Come on in and see for yourself; you won't be disappointed.

You don't have to be Byzantine to use this stuff; Andy Warhol loved it. Use it on frames, objects, and 2-D art (like drawings)!

In addition to the traditional leaf, we carry a new product called Simple Leaf. Each sheet (or "leaf") is backed with waxed paper that peels off when you've got it in place. That way you can actually touch the stuff with your hands without it self-destructing.

It's almost incredible.

Simple Leaf (gold/silver): 18 sheets for $7.45.
Real gold leaf: 25 sheets, $25-$38.
Real silver leaf: $20.

Add a touch of elegance to your creative vision. Gold leaf. Feel the sparkle.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence Holiday 2010

We'll be CLOSED the day after July 4th, ie. Monday July 5th. Open again Tuesday, July 6th. Peace.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Firewire here

The Art Cellar now has a supply of 3 foot Firewire cables for sale for your convenience.
We have both 6 pin to 4 pin and 6 pin to 6 pin to make all the Mac to Mac connections you need.  No more need to hijack the cables from computer support! Buy your own for $6.50 each.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Planners Are In!

Our light, softcover 8x10" month-at-a-glance academic planners are $5.50.
The splat is really dark blue, but in the light it shimmers kind of like the color shown.
August 2010-August 2010.

We have a few different styles of 18-month, week-at-a-glance Moleskine hard- and softcover planners. Check 'em all out today!

July 2010- December 2011
3x5" are $14.15
5x8" are $15.80
7x10" are $16.65

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Water-Soluble Oil Colors!

These just in: Holbein Duo Aqua Oils

A fresh line of water soluble oil paint and accompanying mediums for artists like YOU!
(Click photo to enlarge.)

These artist-quality oil paints can magically be thinned and cleaned up with oil mediums/solvents OR plain water! (Unless you speak French. According to the label, you may only use water. Sorry.)

Go ahead and mix them with your oil paint, acrylic, gouache, and ink too!!! Holbein Duo Aqua Oils also dry faster than traditional oil colors.

One of our favorite things about this line is that it contains our first FLUORESCENT OIL PAINTS!

Come check out some of their literature, and look at all the pretty colors.

America's #1 Japanese art supply firm with a Dutch name.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Can You Recommend...?

Next time you're here shopping for supplies, look for our new STAFF PICKS tags throughout the store. All of our employees are practicing artists, and these tagged items are ones we particularly recommend, and ones that are often overlooked, by you, our beloved customers.

The Art Cellar is a hidden gem of a store. Chock full of pret'near everything you need, at the lowest prices in town, and staffed by a knowledgeable and attractive crew. This award-winning shopping experience is one you can feel good about: we're non-profit, and our proceeds help fund MCAD scholarships. Come on in. We think you'll love us as much as we do.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

OPEN for Business

We counted and cleaned everything, and as of 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 1st, the Twin Cities Best Art Supply Store is open! Monday-Friday 9-5.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

School's Out For Summer

The last day of classes at MCAD is Tuesday, May 11th. We will be open 9-5 that day (red square on calendar), through Friday the 14th. The next two weeks we will be closed for inventory (yellow squares). Monday, May 31st is Memorial Day, after which our summer hours commence, which are simply Mon-Fri 9-5.


They will start going back to regular price after the 11th. Come and git 'em!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Book Sale!

Newsflash: The Art Cellar was again voted Best Art Supply Store by City Pages!
Come celebrate with us at our Spring Book Sale!
All books are on sale-- major sale-- no joke.

You will find:
Discounted textbooks from the past two semesters,
Five-dollar paperbacks,
Presents, resources, and summer reading!

Prices are marked on books for easy shopping (the computer is correct; no tag switching;)
We'll be rolling out discounts on some of our regular products this month as well.
Look for Green Sale tags being added throughout the store until the sale ends Friday, May 14th, our last open day before inventory.
See this blog for details on that and our summer hours.

Peace, brothers and sisters,
--Your friendly neighborhood Art Cellar

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Beautiful Watercolor Journals

Revel in the beauty of the seasons and express the excitement of nature with Global Art's new Hand*Book watercolor journals. Covered in soft salt-and-pepper linen, these hardcover books are also great for writhing in depressed agony and expressing your festering loathing of existence. Available in three sizes: 3 x 8" ($8.25), 5 x 8" ($10.95), and 10 x 8" ($19.35). These books are durably bound, and open flat nicely. They contain 60 sheets of 95# watercolor paper.

(Brush not included. The books are covered in plain linen after discarding the poppy label.)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Eco, Cheapo Paper

We know you're sensitive. So are we.
The Earth is sensitive too.
You know who else is sensitive?
The Fabrianesi.
That's what the people of Fabriano, Italy are called.

Eco-White is 100% recycled from post-consumer office paper, and is made with hydro power. It is 200g/m² (94#) and sized for dry media.

We currently sell single SHEETS, 20 x 25.5", for only 60¢;
8 x 11" PADS (50 sheets) for $8.75;
and 59" x 11yd ROLLS for $35.00 (Sugg. retail = $48.72).

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Break Hours 2010

Spring Break, huh? You'll prob'ly just be doing homework the whole time.

So, we're going to stay open.

Sat. 27 March, open 11-5
Sun. 28 March, open 12-5
Mon. 29 March - Fri. 2 April, open 9-5
Sat. 3 April, open 11-5
Sun. 4 April, open 12-5

Thank you.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hard Drivin' & Rugged

For your data-collecting pleasure comes the Lacie 500 GB Rugged external hard drive. Three ports, with USB 2.0 and Firewire 400/800, and the orange rubber sleeve.
Yours for $199.00
Located up front in the glass case.

We also sell the protective rubber sleeves that go around other Lacie hard drives, like that orange one up there. We have purple, black, and grey. $6.60. Check it out.

Carve, Wood You Please?

From the Land of the Rising Sun come our high-end wood block carving tools.
They are located up front in the glass case.
Click images to enlarge.

First up is our 5-piece Power Grip set, which comes in a plastic case with a foldable stand. $35.00
Pictured next is the 7-piece Power Grip set in its classy, durable paper box with elastic strap. $40.00
And finally we have this 5-piece set. Wow, right? These grippy-handled, color-coded tools come in their own snug plastic case and includes a rubber grip mat. $32.00.

Gotta hand it to the Japanese on quality craftspersonship and elegant, eye-catching package design.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Free GOLDEN Demo Workshops

Two FREE Golden Acrylic workshops are coming up at MCAD this month. Hosted by a Golden representative, this will be a chance to learn about and play with Golden's wide array of paints and mediums, including their new OPEN line. Attendees will receive free samples of these products as well.
Demo #1: Monday 22 February, 1:30 pm, room 300, with Stephen Klassen's painting class.

Demo #2: Tuesday 23 February,  1:00 pm, room 300, with Kirsten Peterson's class. 
This demo will include Golden's new digital mixed media products. Extraordinary!

While you're at it, check out There you will find tons of practical information, demo videos, technical tricks, and safety tips.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wood Panels

Hi, there!
More and more, the artists who wield paint & brush are harkening back to yesteryear, eschewing wiggly canvas, and instead choosing rigid supports on which to express their innermost demons and whimsies.

Yielding to their demands, the Art Cellar began carrying wood panels, much to delight of our beret-wearing solvent-sniffers.

Handcrafted by burl-knuckled woodsmen at Wisconsin's Old Wood Studio, these lightweight, fine-sanded, birch-faced panels are about 1.5" inches deep, and come in all your favorite sizes and prices:
6 x 6"............. $4.20
8 x 8"............. $4.50
8 x 10"........... $4.75
10 x 10"......... $5.35
12 x 12"......... $5.50
11 x 14"......... $6.95
12 x 16"......... $7.75
16 x 20"......... $11.25
15 x 30"......... $15.65
20 x 20"......... $17.00
18 x 24"......... $14.65
20 x 30"......... $18.95
24 x 30"......... $21.95 (Note: prices and selection may change.)

This rigid surface means that your painting is far less likely to crack, which recommends it to encaustic and other thickly-applied media. Done on a panel, a painting is virtually ready to hang up and sell for thousands of dollars. It may even pay for all the paint you bought.

You may also use panels to handsomely mount paper upon which to draw or paint.

In addition, our display of wood panels features the coolest sign in the world:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Liquid Pencil

What looks like graphite but feels like paint?
Why, it's Liquid Pencil !
From the Land Down Under comes a unique new product
that will open up a plethora of possibilities for painters and mixed-media artists.

Liquid Pencil comes in Permanent and Rewettable varieties, the latter being removable with water or (once dry) an eraser.
Available in regular graphite tones, and in several colors.
Great for covering large areas.
Does not smudge! Blend like a paint.
Thin it down with water or acrylic medium.
Try it; you'll see!

50ml jars.
Retail price: $14.95