Celebrating 35 years in business is exciting for all of us at The Paint Spot. We’re brainstorming ways to commemorate this big milestone next year. Google suggests the usual things like private-label swag, customer appreciation promotions, give-always, gala events and, of course, cake and balloons. Sounds fun but when the party is over what is left?
We’re in a creative industry and should be able to come up with something more interesting. Our desire is to be more collaborative in our celebration. Perhaps because we feel closer to our customers than most businesses. The Paint Spot has been along in some of our art adventure every step of the way. From getting started; choosing supplies for our first art class; putting together our first portfolio submission for art school; straight through graduation; and onto our gallery shows. Looking through the archive of Art Walk images we can see how our art has changed.
Through the years, many of us shopped here as kids, worked here as students, and now bring our own kids and grandkids to The Paint Spot. We’ve watch our neighbourhood and business develop too. Our shop has moved 6 times as we’ve grown and changed. We’re not done yet. Art materials are still evolving. The Paint Spot is still here, the shop is still a work in progress, and we’re still loving it.
Let’s take a moment to note and celebrate our history though a little visual story telling. You are invited to help us illustrate an archive. Over the next several months we are hosting a sketchbook exchange project. Add a drawing, painting, cartoon, doodle or caricature into our book and we will add art into your book.
Stay tuned, for more new about our anniversary trade show, demonstrations, and deals. Yes, of course, there will be cake and balloons too.