Jack Farley's Art Supplies

About Jack Farley's Art Supplies

creation of Jack Farley’s Art Supplies was inspired by business
founders James Mancini Heath and Michael Heath’s need to source art
supplies for their commissioned projects.  Having no local art
supply store in their town got them thinking.  "We’d travel 1-2 hours
each month to pick up and purchase our art supplies. We knew as artists
that other local artists might have a similar predicament sourcing their
supplies”, says Michael.  "We didn’t know why someone else in our town
had not ventured into the local independent art supply business, but we
were not going to wait around for anyone else to do it”, explains James.

online was an option for them but waiting a few days and paying hefty
delivery charges for the large canvases they needed was costly in time
and in money.  The idea of an art supply store was cemented. When it
came time to come up with a name for the business they wanted that name
to represent their commitment to the exploration of art, humanity and

name Jack Farley is of their dog, a Terrier-mix who for some time was a
regular playful pup at James and Michael’s Palm Springs, California art
studio, running in, out and between wet canvases, leaving paw prints in
his wake. 

The story behind the name: James and Michael had their minds set on adopting a dog and wanting to name him Farley.  Along came
a rescue named Jack and so by combining the names, a star was born and
the rest becomes history in the making. They opened their first Jack
Farley’s Art Supplies
store in 2012.

Jack Farley's Art Supplies stores are independently owned and operated
and staffed by working artists.  JFAS provides a niche offering in the
form of art supplies and art materials sales through their brick and
mortar and online sales operations. Jack Farley's Art Supplies is known
as a discount retailer of fine art materials carrying global brands for
the discerning consumer as well as household name brands that are both
affordable and made with quality and reliability. JFAS sells directly to
consumers many lines of paints, pre-stretched canvas and boards, paint
brushes, fine art papers and drawing materials, drafting materials, clay
and sculpting tools, paint mediums, artist easels and artist furniture.
 Each store employs a well stocked and organized foot print of
1000-2000 sq. feet. Artist classes and workshops are put on annually
inside the store environment.

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