Tacoma Art Supply in downtown Tacoma is in the final throes of a sale before a temporary closure that will lead either to relocation or shutdown, owner Warren Caves says. The store has supplied local art amateurs, students and professionals with high-quality materials for four years now at the Commerce Street location, as well as displaying exhibits.
“Business has just been going down,” says Caves. “So I’m wondering, do I get a small business loan and go deeper into debt, or…?”
One of the direct problems is, obviously, the recession. Another is the trickle-down effect that professional artists aren’t …