We have been having some issues with this so we are in the process of revamping the website. Bear with us. Follow currently with Facebook at Brushstrokes Gallery, Art Supplies and Framing. Thanks for your patience. The good news is we are so busy at the shop and we are totally redoing the Studio B side that this is low priority. 🙂
Just a little bit of info.
On Friday the 14th the annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival will be held by the Lewisburg Arts Council. Bucknell art professor Anna Kell is the featured artist. Sign ups are at 5pm in front of our store. The weather forecast is a bit iffy so watch Facebook or call us after 3 to see what is up.
We are hosting our big sidewalk sale on Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th. Lots and lots of markdowns. We have frames, mats, old displays, a couple of chairs, dishes, props, art supplies, and all sorts of totally random things. Some vintage art and pottery -some not. We are preparing to have it indoors on Friday as storms are on the horizon. Set up will start tomorrow so feel free to come on down and poke through things. We prefer cash but will accept credit.
We are in the process of switching to Mailchimp so we can do pretty and more artistic newsletters so if you get a request to verify that you want our newsletter that is what it is all about.
Downtown Lewisburg has been hosting Final Fridays this summer. They have been fun and well received. The next one is July 28. It’s theme is Ice Cream. We will offer an ice-cream punch and all sorts of sales for that night only. from 5 to 8pm. Check Facebook, Instagram or the website to see what those are a little closer to the date.
Thanks, Kathy and Team Brushstrokes
Come Celebrate Final “Fun” Friday this Friday, May 26th, from 5 to 8 pm in Downtown Lewisburg.
Final Fun Friday, May 26th is RED, WHITE AND BLUE DAY! There will be a free Trolley running from the old high school to Street of Shops from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Check out the special events at the following shops!:
The Mercantile, 319 Market Street, will be open until 8 PM on Friday, May 26th From 5-8 pm – pick your discount! Pick a piece of chocolate and remove the patriotic wrapper to reveal the discount on your ENTIRE purchase from 5-8pm. There will be patriotic refreshments as well!
Pronto Provisions With Passion, 232 Market Street will be hosting an art opening featuring photography by Terri Peterson, from 5-8 pm. Live music by DePotorLand from 6-8 pm. Kitchen will be open until 8pm
Here’s what Urban Post (323 Market Street) and The Post & Lintel have planned for May 26th – they will be open their usual Friday hours – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Sidewalk Sales of Urban’s Edge essential oil products. Wine & snacks in The Post & Lintel gallery – this is your last weekend to see Erica Shame’s show “Interpreting the World Through A Lens” and to buy her photographs. Select clothing is on sale up to 60% off
Stein’s Flowers, 220 Market Street will be giving away red, white and blue carnations throughout the day on Friday May 26th to people who visit their shop ,in celebration of the first Final FUN FRIDAY . They will also be having a free drawing for a 13 inch patio pot of red geraniums. They will place a box inside the store from May 22nd to May 26th for people to enter their names for the drawing. They will announce the winner on their Facebook page as well as by phone on May 30th.
Bettys (322 Market Street) and Wilson Ross (326 Market Street) will both be celebrating with red, white and blue refreshments and we’ll be singing the blues!! From 5-8pm only Bettys will be offering 15% off entire purchase.
Wilson Ross will be offering 20% off when you buy two or more items.
Purity Candy Co., 422 Market Street, will stay open ‘til 8 p.m. and will be giving out a red, white and blue decorated pretzel rod to the first 50 customers between 5 and 8 p.m.
101 at the Brasserie Louis, 101 Market Street, will have a special patriotic red, white and blue cocktail that evening.
Vivace Music Center – Lewisburg, 227 Market St, will have live music in front of the store and a red/white/blue window display. Also offering 10% off instruments and 15% off accessories/music/lesson books. (And 20% off all purchases for active-duty military, reserves, and veterans).
Brushstrokes Gallery, Art Supplies, and Framing will be offering a free greeting card with any purchase – their way to welcome you to downtown. Up to a $5.99 value.
Greetings from Brushstrokes Land. Life has been busy and our newsletter has been a bit neglected. Will try to do better.
Lewisburg Ice Festival starts today. Love this weekend! Ice usually comes early afternoon. The weather is going to cooperate. We are having our Annual Warm your Heart event to benefit the local animal rescues and pet food bank. Here is a link to an article about it in the Daily Item.
We are all geared up and for the little painting donation part of the event we have about 40 offerings. How cool! Once we put them up on Facebook they started flying out the door. One is even getting shipped to Georgia! Here is the link to the little video of our mini gallery.
Hours for the weekend are Friday 10 to 8, Saturday 10 to 5 ish, and Sunday 12 -4.
There are many fun things going on this weekend. Here is a link to the schedule of events.
Okay- it has been busy around the shop. We have added, moved, cleared out, enlarged our printmaking, started a little office and sundries area, and are looking at some really cool artsy stuff to bring in. A line of earrings called TWIG are headed our way. Sweet little woodcut earrings that are priced right. Other cool stuff in the queue.
Our classes are paused for the moment. We are regrouping, and looking at all our options.
The Center for the Arts in Sunbury has some awesome classes and two of our peeps teach there. Here is a link to them…
We offer their students a 10% discount on supplies so it is a good collaboration for us.
What is hot…. printmaking, bullet journaling, Stabilo point 88 pens ( new open stock rack just went out yesterday – 99 cents each 🙂 ), puzzles ( it is winter after all), and painting in general.
We just got in literally about $2500 worth of new greeting cards and they are sweet. We are still a go to for the quick kids birthday present on a Saturday morning and will wrap it for you tout suite. ( haha – might have spelled that wrong but it is 6am ).
We have put all our Wrapped journals and products at 50% off as the two boys from LA are closing up shop and our Gray Matters brushes moved over to the 50% area. Lots of miscellaneous there too.
That’s it for now. Off to hopefully a busy weekend.
Thanks, Kathy and Team Brushstrokes
LEWISBURG — Brushstrokes art supplies store is staging its annual “Warm Your Heart” fundraiser, an event that benefits local animal shelters and nonprofits during the Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival.
Since 2009, store co-owners Kathy and Randy Snyder have encouraged the community to bring in pet care supplies and monetary donations to their Market Street shop during the Ice Festival, scheduled this year from Feb. 3 through 5. Proceeds from the sale of paintings by local artists are also donated to the cause.
“We’re all small businesses so we can’t do big things, but we can do this,” said Kathy Snyder.
Over the past eight years, Brushstrokes has raised more than $8,700 for Valley organizations. This year, they are accepting donations for the Danville SPCA, Mostly Mutts, Haven to Home, the Far Point Collie Rescue, the Lycoming Animal Protection Society, Arthur’s Pet Pantry, and the Far Point Animal Rescue.
“I call them [the beneficiaries] ahead of time and ask them what they need,” Mrs. Snyder said.
She added they post the donation needs on the store’s windows for people to learn what to donate. In the past, she recalls blankets, crates, dry cat food, and even homemade dog beds being donated to the drive.
“People come back every year and I really appreciate that,” she added. “It shows me there are far more caring people than you hear about.”
Abby Erdley, of Arthur’s Pet Pantry in Lewisburg, said, “The more people help, the more animals we can help.” She said the fundraiser is “a huge, huge help” for her organization, which gives pet food to financially distressed owners.
The Pet Pantry has benefited from Brushstrokes’ fundraiser for the past two years and each time, Erdley said, her Jeep is filled with dog and cat food by the time the fundraiser ends.
“A lot of my clients are elderly,” Erdley said. “No one wants to see them give up their pets because they can’t feed them. Because of their help, we feed 200 pets per month. I can’t speak highly enough of her [Kathy Snyder].”
Cheryl Hill, the owner of the Mostly Mutts shelter near Sunbury, said her organization also gets a boost from the “Warm Your Heart” drive. “The fundraiser brings in items we would not usually get,” she said. Hill added the shelter receives dog beds, different types of dog food, and other items they cannot usually afford.
“People don’t realize there are so many dogs and cats in need in this area,” she continued.
Kathy Snyder said the store does the drive annually because she and her husband have always loved animals.
“I was the little kid who would have a little cat and dog under each arm,” she explained. “They’re just good company, whether it is a good or a bad day.”
Brushstrokes is open Monday though Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store will also have special hours during the “Warm Your Heart” fundraiser on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
To see the original art for sale, visit the Brushstrokes’ Facebook page at facebook.com/Brushstrokes-Gallery-Art-Supplies-and-Framing-192528178349. For more information on the drive, call 570-523-7911.
We did a huge special order where we can offer quality Fredrix canvas at 50% off. Sizes range from 4 x 5 inches to 36 x 40 inches thick gallery wrap. We have some stretched black canvas, red label, blue label and some bulk packs of canvas board. Prices range from $6.21 to $142.76 and then 50% off. Our whole window in Studio B is filled and some of the big guys are still in my entryway. Stop by and see if anything will work for you! Cheers, Kathy
Hello and Happy Thanksgiving from Brushstrokes.
Keeping it short and sweet.
Tomorrow is Black Friday – woot woot! We are open 8ish to 8ish. Same on Small Business Saturday. American Express has given us some canvas shopping bags to hand out on Saturday while they last!
From 8am to 10 am both days you can get 15% off your entire purchase – excluding original artwork and custom framing. After 10 am then we honor the downtown shopping pass where you can get 15% off one item at many many of the shops downtown. Here is the link to the pass if you need it.
Also we will be open Sundays from 12 to 4 til December 24. We will have some kind of cool special deals on Sunday. Watch Facebook (Brushstrokes Gallery, Art Supplies, and Framing) or Instagram (brushstrokes_lewisburg) for those specials.
Late shoppers night is next Friday, December 2. We will be here until midnight – bedroom slippers and jammies allowed. Graduated sales.
6pm to 7:59 – 10% off
8:00 to 9:59 – 15% off
10:00 to midnight 20% off
Same exclusions as above. Note – this does not include custom framing.
This is always one of the most fun nights in downtown Lewisburg. We will have snacks!
There is a lovely table of $25 or less take away gifts that our artists have selected and packaged up. This is located in Studio B.
We will happily gift bag or tissue wrap your gift – just please allow patience if we are busy 🙂
And new for us this year. Our artists made a calendar for the new year. Introducing “Small Town Treasures 2017” – featuring the works of our very own. $10 – it is lovely – kudos to Barbara Baker for thinking of this and tackling the project. It looks wonderful.
Also – the meters are bagged and parking is free through the holidays.
That is all for now.
Cheers, Kathy and Team Brushstrokes
P.S. Our class schedule is on PAUSE until the end of January. Studio B is in high demand during the holidays and Winter Back to School.
You are invited….
This Saturday – October 15 – we are celebrating our 27th year with a party! Snacks, cider, cupcakes, prizes, and a visit with Barbara the Colored Pencil Wizard. She will be here to answer any of your questions about coloring and colored pencils. You can try them out. Randy will be around for any watercolor, pastel, drawing, or oil questions. Really – come on down and ask away!!
Party is from 12 to 3. You must register that day for the prizes. Drop by anytime until 3 to enter. Drawing will be held at 3. Can’t make it that day? Stop by anytime until October 31 to enter a raffle to win $100 gift certificate. If we get oodles of entries we may offer a second gift certificate. For the month of October all colored pencils and coloring books are 15% off. During the Wednesdays of October any one item – your choice – is 15% off. This is a fabulous time to take advantage of those higher priced goodies. Only exceptions are custom framing and original artwork.
We would love to see you and join us in celebrating. We started above Pet Pourri in 1989. Then moved to our current location in 1999. In around 2008 we took over the other half. No one was expanding when the economy was collapsing but the opportunity was there so what the heck. Then three years ago with the help of our son we bought the building and moved upstairs. We are now an old-fashioned mom and pop shop with wonderful artsy friends who work with us. We are so lucky to still be in business as many of the independent stores are giving it up. Well, not us. We will just keep plugging away trying to find the neatest, coolest, and best stuff we can.