About Us

Art Dog Blog is an industry publication by MacPherson’s, a 100% employee-owned wholesale distributor of creative products. As part of our mission to Connect the World Through Creativity, Art Dog Blog engages our community of retailers and vendors, fostering a successful, interconnected industry by regularly publishing timely, shareable resources and industry news. Our contributors range from vendor partners, our community of retailers and members of the MacPherson’s Sales & Marketing teams. Art Dog Blog is curated and edited by Creative Services. We accept submissions from our community on a weekly basis.

We’ve expanded our news categories to include areas of focus that seek not only to inform, but also to provide practical information you can use to further your business. We also feature human interest stories that portray the people and places of the art materials world, entertain and, most importantly, cultivate the connections that make our industry so special.

In Your Store – Trends to look out for, demos and best practices for merchandising.

Vendor Voices – Brand spotlights, resources and product information.

Industry News – General news and announcements from within the art materials industry, including important milestones, transitions and life events.

Art Pulse – News and trivia from the broader art world, profiles of Featured Artists that give insights into the perspectives of working artists, and Art Dog of the Month, where we feature adorable pups from around the industry.

Community – Profiles that shine a light on the people who are doing incredible work within our community, with Retailer Spotlights & Who’s Who.

#Social Engagement – Marketing and social media tips, techniques, resources and news about the digital market.

You can access all of the stories from March of this year in the archives sidebar. If you’re looking for content from June 2008 to February 2018 select ART DOG ARCHIVES from the topmost navigation menu.