Jerry’s Artarama Hosts 14th Annual Art of the Carolinas Nov. 14-16

Nation’s Largest Art Trade Show and Workshops Features Family Fun and Showcases Southeast’s Best Artists

Raleigh, NC, October 23, 2014 --( Jerry’s Artarama, a nationwide retailer of art supplies and materials based in Raleigh, will host the 14th annual Art of the Carolinas trade show on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free family-friendly event will be held at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, located at 2415 Wake Forest Road. Artist workshops, which are available to participants for a one-time fee of $15, will begin Thursday, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the weekend.

Art of the Carolinas offers more than 100 workshops for art enthusiasts of all ages from professionals from around the country, covering nearly every artistic medium. Attendees can enjoy instruction on acrylics, drawing, encaustics, journaling, mixed media, oils and pastels, figure painting, mat cutting, water-soluble oils, watercolors and lectures. The trade show includes a wide range of vendors offering high quality art supplies at bargain prices, as well as demonstrations from the artists themselves. Artists and returning instructors include Bob Burridge, Paul McCormack, Suzanna Winton, and Joe Digiulio. Those interested in attending a workshop are encouraged to sign up quickly as spots are running out.

Art of the Carolinas is the country’s largest consumer art supply trade show, covering more than 30,000 square feet. The trade show will feature many of the art materials industry’s top vendors, who will demo and provide samples of a variety of art supplies. Attendees will be able to participate in free demonstrations and see, try, and ask questions to the manufacturers of brands they know and use on a daily basis.

Art of the Carolinas has a positive impact on the greater Triangle area economy, as the event attracts more than 6,000 art enthusiasts from across the country to Raleigh. For more information about the 2014 Art of the Carolinas trade show and workshops, visit

“Art of the Carolinas is the perfect event for anyone interested in enriching their lives through art. This family-friendly event is perfect for adults and children of all ages, as there is something for everyone to enjoy,” said Ira Goldstein, president of Jerry’s Artarama. “This year, we are celebrating the 14th annual Art of the Carolinas, and are excited about all of the outstanding offerings we have for attendees. We invite the public to come out and enjoy this one-of-a-kind celebration of art.”

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About Jerry’s Artarama:
Jerry’s Artarama is a national retailer of arts materials and supplies headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, with 15 physical locations throughout the United States and an online store. Jerry Goldstein opened the first Jerry’s Artarama in Long Island, New York, in 1968 with the goal of offering quality discount-priced products to established artists. Jerry believed in treating customers like family, a tradition that still continues. Today, Jerry’s offers more than 70,000 top-quality art materials at direct savings — as much as 75 percent off traditional retail on products from the industry’s leading art manufacturers, as well as Jerry’s own exclusive product lines via the online retail store, art supply catalog and Jerry’s Artarama Superstores. In addition, Jerry’s Artarama serves as an artist resource by offering instructional workshops, new art supply demos and special art-related events, including the Art of the Carolinas Tradeshow, an annual event held in Raleigh. For more information, visit
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