Wet Paint is open…kind of! We’re here to answer your calls and e mails, and fulfill your orders from 10am – 5pm daily, but the sales floor is temporarily closed for browsing. You can still get the creative supplies you need to continue working thru the pandemic, you just gotta order them for curbside delivery (pickup starting at noon each day) or UPS/USPS shipping (Monday thru Friday). We’ll even deliver…call to discuss details.
But browsing is half the fun!?! We can help. Browse (and order from) www.wetpaintart.com. Choose the “curbside delivery” shipping option if you want to pick up your order, UPS/USPS if you want it shipped. If you’re not already, follow us on social media(Facebook, Instagram). We’ll be “virtually browsing” the shelves several times a day to entice you with possibilities. Finally, put us to work as your personal shoppers…call or e mail what you want to do/make/achieve and we’ll pull together a selection of supplies that will get you there.
How does this curbside delivery thing work? E mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), order at www.wetpaintart.com or call us at 651-698-6431 to place your order. All orders for curbside pickup will be followed up by phone or email to confirm stock, and/or notify of pickup ready status. Then, drive (or stress-walk) to Wet Paint any time after noon and call when you arrive…we’ll run your order out with respectful social distancing.
We’re closing the sales floor to protect the health of our employees and our community. The hardest part (of the many hard parts) of this decision is that I had to temporarily lay off most of our staff…friends, brothers & sisters all. Even though we know they’re coming back, it ranks right up there with “putting best friend to sleep” as the worst thing I’ve ever had to do. More positively, we’re all healthy and – hopefully – the steps we’ve taken will keep us that way. And, we have the very best customers in the world…so much support from friends old & new, from near & far. It’s humbling…and so needed, so appreciated.
I promised a little bit of inspiration. We were gonna skip the “e blast” this weekend, because…whatever. We’re just gonna hunker down and tend to the curb. But we changed our minds. This is a cool & inspiring story, and it’s something new. Happy First Day of Spring, y’all. -Darin
Presenting: Gamblin Artists Colors Reclaimed Earth Colors Set!
Three years ago, John Sabraw walked into Gamblin with a dream. His dream was to restore life to the most polluted rivers in America and, in so doing, create new pigments that painters and others could use to create art. This set is the realization of John’s vision. Every speck of pigment in these three tubes – Rust Red, Brown Ochre, & Iron Violet – has been painstakingly reclaimed from waters tainted by iron released from mines. Iron oxides make lightfast, natural, and safe oil paints. We want to put them where they belong. On your palette.
For more information on the colors and this on-going project: https://gamblincolors.com/reclaimed-earth-colors/
Each three tube set comes packaged in a sweet, cradled/primed wood panel. We’ve only got 36 of them…first come, first served.