Muse is a great art store. It is beautifully appointed with state-of-the-art supplies and art products from around the world. You can't find huge, Spanish sable paint brushes just anywhere! Nor will you easily stumble upon brightly-colored puffy corn pops that can be molded into anything. Peter has a great eye for design and detail that keeps the store stocked with surprises.
Peter also constantly reaches out into the community to bring artists and art organizations together. "An Artist a Day" is one of those efforts, bringing an artist to the shop every day for the month of April to create a piece for auction. The proceeds from the auction will go to buy art supplies for Portland public school kids. What's not to love? You can stop in the store at 4224 SE Hawthorne and place a silent bid on any of the pieces up for sale, and there are some AMAZING pieces. A reception on May 15th will be an opportunity to meet the artists.
I spent last Saturday painting in Peter's window, chatting and listening to classical music. It was a great way to spend the day. Thank you to Peter and Brian for all of what they do, and for inviting me