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Shopping in our Opus stores

We currently operate six store locations for customers across Western Canada. To view our store locations, visit Locations. Our stores are full of a large selection of art supplies which includes hundreds of fine art and digital papers, student and professional paints, brushes, printmaking materials, specialty items, studio furniture and much more. We often hear our customers comment that they feel like "a kid in a candy store" when they visit....Read more

Custom DIY Framing at Opus

Custom framing "the Opus way" offers the chance to be hands on in the process of framing and this self-directed method can cost about half of what you would pay for full-service custom framing....Read more

Community Support & Donations Program

At Opus, we believe in contributing to the arts community through a company-wide Community Support & Donations Program. Our Donation Program supports non-profit visual arts organizations, societies and schools pursuing visual art and art education initiatives in their communities. We believe it is businesses like ours which have an important role to play in helping bridge the gap for many non-profit societies which operate on little and sometimes no funding. ...Read more

Mail Order & Online Shopping

For our customers who may not be located near one of our stores or prefer to have items shipped directly to their studio or business, we offer a mail order service. You can order by telephone or shop online, whatever you prefer.

Our busy staff in this department are happy to assist you with your next order, be it large or small. This department is located adjacent to our warehouse so we are well equipped to assist you with your bulk orders....Read more

Business-to-Business Services

We have creative solutions for your creative business!

If you are a commercial art or related business, we are pleased to offer you access to our exclusive sales support. If you typically orders product in larger quantities, or requires specific product needs or services, then this option may be for you.

We can provide you with quotations on existing products or special order items. You may also be interested to know that we have online tools for Account customers which may make it easier for you to track and order your supplies. Our sales representative will be happy to assist you with your purchasing needs. Just contact us for assistance at b2b@opusartsupplies.com or telephone 1-800-663-6953....Read more

Art Education & School Account Services

At Opus, our goal is to help our community and our customers thrive and develop in all that they do. As a result, we have always maintained a passionate focus for developing the arts & culture in our community. We believe that art education helps to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, which leads to a healthier and more productive society for us all. ...Read more

Custom Stretched Canvas

We currently offer a number of different options for custom-made stretched surfaces and boards, including bare stretcher frames, stretched canvas, stretched linen, cradled exhibition panels and artboard.

All our custom surfaces are manufactured right here in British Columbia. We are proud to be able to offer locally-produced products which are made to your exact specifications.

All our custom services are available to order through any of our sales locations. Please ask us for assistance when placing your order as our staff can work with you to help determine which option is best for your needs, particularly if you have not ordered custom products before....Read more

Art Educator's Corner

Our goal is to help our community and our customers thrive and develop in all that they do. As a result, we have always maintained a passionate focus for developing the arts & culture in our community. We believe that art education helps to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, which leads to a healthier and more productive society for us all.

In lieu of this goal, we recognize that teachers in the field of art represent an extraordinary group of hard-working individuals who we can work with to facilitate development of the visual arts. As such, from day one, we have created programs which are focused on meeting the needs of art educators and organizations that teach visual arts....Read more

Classroom Space Rental

Our Opus Kelowna store, now has rental space available to serve the growing need in the local arts community for safe, secure and affordable space.

Designed as an option for private instructors in particular, we quickly learned that there are many opportunities and ideas for how to utilize this space for all kinds of interesting and inventive arts activities....Read more

Artist & Store Demonstrations

At Opus, we offer a very popular monthly Artist Series to inspire you through sharing, seeing and asking questions. Learn from other local artists, refine your skills, gain new techniques or just feel inspired by other artists sharing their techniques and ideas. Our goal in providing this series is to develop opportunities for our customers to learn from each other, while also recognizing and rewarding many of our longer-term customers by showcasing their skills and what they do. ...Read more

How-to Library

Opus is pleased to provide a selection of our how-to resources in PDF handout and YouTube video formats. Please feel free to download and print your own copy of our PDF's -- share them with friends or use in the classroom.

If you are looking for a specific topic and we do not have it available here, please contact us for assistance as we have access to all kinds of resources and information on our supplies and how to use them.

Opus Visual Arts Newsletter

For over 30 years we have worked hard to develop our business in a manner which provides adjunct resources and support to our customers and the art community.

One of the primary ways we do this is through our monthly Visual Arts Newsletter, available by mail....Read more

Community Workshops & Classes

We are passionate about art and art education, and all the benefits it provides to us as individuals and as a society. As such, we wanted to create a way to make it easy for anyone interested in art to connect with anyone who teaches it. Our community workshops database is all about making that connection.

So if you want to take an art class, learn how to develop your art career, or maybe just want to dabble in some kind of weekend retreat to get your creative juices flowing again, then the solution is just a click away: Please visit workshops and classes...Read more