Palace Canvas Blog

End of an Era: Palace Art & Office Supply Announces Farewell Season for its Capitola Retail Store.

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The Company has opted to not renew its Kings Plaza lease, ending in early 2022; instead focusing all efforts on commercial sales brand, Palace Business Solutions. After 72 years, the Trowbridge Family has decided to shutter the retail division of their company - anticipating closing the doors of its store in Capitola in the early months of 2022. Palace’s commercial sales brand, Palace Business Solutions will absorb The Company’s full attention as it continues to expand its reach beyond the Central Coast. The announcement comes less than a year after moving out of their flagship store in Downtown Santa Cruz.…
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We’ve moved! Santa Cruz store has merged into Capitola location.

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The family-run retailer was a Downtown Santa Cruz mainstay since 1949. As of January 1st, 2021, Palace Art & Office Supply has moved out of our Downtown Santa Cruz location and consolidated retail operations into our existing Capitola store. This change does not impact our sister company, Palace Business Solutions which focuses on business to business products and services. Palace will continue to operate out of our long-time location at 1501-K 41st Avenue in Capitola. “The Capitola store is much more flexible and offers expansive free parking,” says Mark Rispaud, Director of Operations. “With a larger store space, we are…
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Continue to support independent art retailers, even if it's not Palace. While Palace doesn't currently have an online store, we hope that we can still serve you by pointing you in the direction of other small businesses who can help fulfill your art supply needs!Please consider shopping with one of these independent art retailers until we're able to open our doors again: Art Supply WarehouseLocally Owned & Operated in Westminster, CAArt Supply Warehouse has a full selection of art supplies from paints and canvas to paper, printing, sculpting, lettering, airbrush, brushes, and other craft supplies.Click here to shop RileyStreet Art SupplyLocally Owned…
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Experimenting with paint colors created using authentic mineral pigment. Our friend Scott from Daniel Smith Watercolors paid us a visit at the Capitola Store recently to demonstrate the quality, blend-ability, and natural looking textures of their colors created using authentic mineral pigment. 35 of the 200 colors that Daniel Smith manufactures are made of authentic mineral pigment. This ancient technique of paint-making was used by ancient civilizations like the Mayans and ancient Egyptians, who would also crush up minerals to use for paint. All Daniel Smith watercolors are tested for lightfastness and are guaranteed for up to 150 years of…
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When we say every day is a canvas, we should probably expand our definition of canvas! Have you ever looked longingly at our shelves of craft letters and shapes and thought, “what can I do with those?!” We have too. Here’s some fun inspiration for using those letters for your next craft project. All you need are the letters of your choice, some ModPodge, and foam brush, and some fun craft paper!
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At Palace, COPIC Markers are one of our top-selling products and a staff favorite. According to the company, these specialty pens were originally developed for the wildly popular Japanese manga industry and community but have since become a favorite for all styles and levels of art and design. Available with four different refillable and replaceable nibs in a total of 358(!!) colors, each marker is a long-lasting and dependable investment with minimal waste. Even better, COPIC markers are permanent and non-toxic. We found this mesmerizing video highlighting the magic of coloring with COPIC Markers to inspire your next project. Take…
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