Purchase an Art Box

Art Box is a set of premium art supplies for all ages, skill levels and interests to create and learn with Toledo-area artists. Supplies are specially selected by Art Supply Depō. Art Boxes are $30 each ($45 value).

Limited run of 150 boxes available for purchase.

Buy an Art Box - $30

Sales end: Thursday, December 3, or while supplies last

IMPORTANT NOTE: Art Box is available for purchase online only and for pick-up only. We do not offer shipping or delivery. You must purchase your Art Box in advance of the pick-up time.

If you have a question about Art Box, please contact Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs at njacobs@theartscommission.org.

If you are a business and would like additional information on a corporate sponsorship, please contact Kelly Rose Hirsh at KHirsh@theartscommission.org.

What’s in the Box?

The Art Box includes specially curated materials with techniques used by the featured artists. Art Box suits both solo artists and collaborators!


Alcohol Inks (age 7+ with adult supervision)
Highly saturated, fast-drying alcohol inks for any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather, resin, polymer clay, YUPO® and more. Indelible and impervious to water, the inks clean up with alcohol and re-wet themselves, allowing for unique effects and techniques. Acid-free.

Mini YUPO® Multimedia Paper, 12 Sheets 144lb. Heavy (suitable for alcohol inks)
A slick, smooth, non-absorbent surface that allows alcohol inks and paints like watercolor and acrylics to sit right on top of the paper, making for beautiful, watery effects unachievable on any other paper. It also holds pen and ink lines with razor sharp precision.

Sharpie® Metallic Permanent Marker, Gold & Silver
Never dull and always brilliant, Sharpie® Metallic Permanent Markers have a stunning sheen that stands out on both light and dark surfaces. They are fade and water resistant as well as AP certified.

Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue, 1.69oz.
Features dual applicators in one ergonomic dispenser; pen tip for small areas or fine line of glue and broad tip for large areas. The glue has a strong permanent bond that goes on clear and dries clear. Acid free and photo-safe.

Oil Pastels, Set of 12
These are brilliantly colored pastels that apply smoothly and blend easy for subtle shades, tints, and color mixtures. Acid free and ACMI Certified.

MONO Twin Permanent Marker
A permanent black marker featuring two high quality tips; fine and broad. The two tips are great for drawing, lettering and creating a variety of line widths. This maker is long lasting, smear proof, and can be colored overtop with other markers instantly even on very absorbent paper.

Mixed Media Kit

  • A combination of mixed media papers; book pages, tissue, and Japanese Washi papers, including handmade and machine-made papers of kozo, gampi, and mitsumata fibers.
  • 2 pairs of nitrile gloves, powder and latex free (child-size and adult medium)
  • 8-inch wire pieces for handmade paper flower construction
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Craft sticks


  • Mixed Media Heavyweight Paper (Use for mixed media only- NOT suitable for alcohol inks)
  • A Libbey glassware piece to accompany an alcohol ink lesson.

How it Works

1. Order Your Box

Your box will include full size premium art supplies from Art Supply Depō, a Mixed Media Heavyweight Paper and a Mixed Media Kit. In addition, you receive a full-color Let's Create booklet with a menu describing each product and corresponding prompts and lessons from featured artists.

2. Get Your Box

Time to play, create and experiment with your new art supplies! Keep visiting our website for new printable pages and video demos.

3. Share Your Work at #MyVibrantToledo

Take a photo and post it to your social channels with #MyVibrantToledo. Make sure to like and tag @theartscommission on Instagram and @artscommission on Facebook.
*By tagging The Arts Commission in your photos you are giving us permission to re-post them with photo credit.

Pick-up Instructions

Currently, Art Boxes are available for pick-up only during the days/times listed below. We do not offer delivery or mailing.

Note: You may have another person pick-up the Art Box(es) in your place if you are unavailable. Please email the name of the person who will be picking up for you to Art Loop Manager, Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs, at njacobs@theartscommission.org.

Tuesdays, 3-5pm:

  • Nov 17
  • Nov 24
  • Dec 1
  • Dec 8

Pick-Up Location:
The Arts Commission
1838 Parkwood Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio 43604

  • The Art Box pick-up is in the lobby of The Arts Commission Offices.
  • You will receive a confirmation email with full instructions for pick-up, including a detailed map.
  • In response to COVID-19, The Arts Commission staff will be working remotely until further notice. If you have any questions please contact Art Loop Manager, Natalie Tranelli-Jacobs at njacobs@theartscommission.org.

Art Loop and Art Box are supported by the following sponsors and partners:

Contact Us

1838 Parkwood Avenue
Suite 120
Toledo, OH 43604
P     419-254-ARTS (2787)