"You don't have to consider yourself an artist to come into Opus," says Crissy Arseneau, Marketing and Mail Order Manager at Opus Art Supplies. "Everyone who enters one of our stores is an artist as far as we're concerned."
Founded by David van Berckel in 1974 as a framing store primarily for artists, Opus has evolved to include something for everyone with a creative idea. While still offering tools and guidance to DIY framers, Opus can also help with art materials and supplies, fine art digital printing and mounting, and art education through the Visiting Artist Demonstration series.
"We now have seven locations in B.C. and a popular online store," Crissy says. "In 2016, we opened Opus Coquitlam in historic Maillardville and the store has quickly become part of the area's established and vibrant arts community."
The concept behind Opus Art Supplies is one of creative empowerment.
"When you enter any of our stores, there's a myriad of possibilities in front of you to get the creative ideas flowing, and helpful staff to guide you along."
Often referred to as a "candy store for artists," Opus Art Supplies aims to provide everything needed to take a creative project from start to finish.
"You can purchase the materials, get guidance, create something, make a reproduction, and frame," Crissy explains. "Whatever the finished project, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you were involved in the process."
Both professional and hobby photographers can find something at Opus too. Offering a wide selection of fine art digital paper, Opus can take your print-ready file and help you create a stunning visual image to frame and display in your home.
For more information about Opus Art Supplies, visit the website at http://www.opusartsupplies.com, call 604.545.0410, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by the Coquitlam store at 953 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam. Opus Art Supplies can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.