|Waterlily - oil on panel - 9 x 12
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Kingston artists are wondering what is going on with the once fabulous Wallack's art supply store in downtown Kingston. I know I am not the only one in the past year who has made special trips to town to buy art supplies only to find they haven't got any of the things I needed(basic things!). Frustrating. I came home and turned to online shopping(Curry's) to order what I needed.
This never used to a problem. Wallack's was always well stocked, and if they didn't have it, they got it for you in a couple of days and called you when it came in. Not any more. The shelves are bare and the staff tells us they are 'having difficulty with supplies'. no kidding. I feel they are not being honest with their customers. something is going down.
Today the Wallack's website announced the official 'explanation' for closing 3 of their stores in Ottawa. To me it seems a pretty delusional message. Despite the stated plan to continue operating their Kingston store, I think they have already lost the Kingston artists market.
Personally, I'd be happy to see a Curry's art store in Kingston. Who know's, maybe their head office will consider it. I'm sure Kingston artists and art students would support it.