Today's Positive Eye On Small & Local:
Rainy Day Art and Framing Company in Grosse Pointe Woods.
I've been drawing for over fifty years and I feel I must tell you that there is far more to getting the right art supplies than just ordering materials. That's why I drive the fourteen miles down to this shop in Grosse Pointe Woods (at 20507 Mack, just a few blocks south of Vernier Road).
Tell them what you are trying to do and they will help guide you to the right things to help you get it done. Have a question about a choice of tools or media? They will help clarify the advantages and disadvantages of whatever you are curious about. Just starting out? They know what you need and are well-versed in getting you started without breaking your bankbook. Buying for a child? They have things that the kid will enjoy! Don't see what you are looking for? They'll order it, if they can. These people are also artists... and, aside from that, they are a whole lotta fun, too!
Just in case you are looking for the last-minute gift for either the seasoned or budding artist, they are open from 9:00am intil 2:00pm on Christmas Eve!