A couple Sundays ago, we noticed a really friendly-looking couple putting up a sign in front of their brand new business on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville. It was a nice moment.
The name of that business is Ease Arts Supplies, and owners (and truly nice people) Rachel Tebbets and Zac Pride officially opened at 572 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Monday, June 6.
The new store carries painting, drawing, and ceramics supplies, as well as Storms’ and Tebbets’ pottery. Tebbets told us that they can also special order supplies if needed.
The store will also host classes from time to time, and Tebbets will offer walk-in instruction in drawing, painting, or ceramics. “It’s kind of an open studio, so people can come in and paint, draw, or play with clay,” she said.
Tebbets said it was a dream of hers to open her own store since she graduated with an MFA from the University of Arkansas.
“I just wanted to open an arts-centered store, and to provide an alternative to what else is here for arts supplies,” she said. “One of our goals with the store is just to make art more accessible to anyone.”
The store will also host occasional art classes with visiting artists. Local artist Red Star will teach a three-class series entitled “Anyone Can Draw” at the studio on July 9, 16, 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ease Arts Suppies is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.