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Methods & Materials Expo at Preston Arts Center

Preston Arts Center, located in Louisville, Kentucky, held their 8th annual Materials and Methods Expo last month. The two-day weekend event gives customers a chance to try out art materials and get a better understanding of how to use them.

As people came in, they were greeted and signed up for door prizes. No one was left out! “Children were given a present so that they would not feel bad that they could not sign up,” Kathy Brennan mentioned. Preston Arts Center kept the prizes coming and continued to draw a few names every hour.

In addition to hourly prizes, workshops and demos were continuous throughout the event.


Customers learn about Pentel Products with local artist Paul Reynolds, Piñata colors by Jacquard Products by Jacquard Artist Lynn Busch, GOLDEN techniques with KC Eddy and Dawn Johnston.

For $15 customers could sign up for a 1.5 hour art experience, led by an expert, with supplies included. Manufacturers were represented either by a distributor, an independent rep, local artist, or a staff member from the manufacturer. Included in the lineup:


A customer discussing sketching techniques with Don Colley while Scott Hammer shows off a world of brushes.

A happy teen customizing planters with POSCA paint markers. Below, Account Manager Tim Dugan says hello with wildlife artist George Metz.

Congratulations Preston Arts Center on another successful Expo!

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