Christy and the Runaway gang — including Edgar Allan Crow — can all be found at our new South Salem Location: 4675 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302. It’s in the Cherry City Center, right next to Big 5. Plenty of parking!
By now you may have heard our news! We’re moving from downtown Salem to a new location in the Cherry City Center in South Salem. The address is 4675 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97302, just south of WinCo on the west side of the street. We are currently closed just to get everything put together in this new space.
We really appreciate your patience during this interim period between stores. We plan to open up at the new location on Saturday, November 7th. We will retain our usual store hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm.
We have some grand opening plans that we will be sharing soon. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the quickest updates.
You are going to love the new, spacious store! We have plenty of free parking. The larger classroom area will be wonderful for “safe” learning during these unusual times. There will be some new crafty companies coming in as part of our updated inventory.
Thanks so much for your ongoing support. We hope you are as pleased as we are with this new adventure!
Runaway has added a new product line. Ink on 3 stamps, dies and stencils are now available! We are excited to hear what you think about them. You can see all of the items in our online catalog.
Hero Arts United As One stamp set
From Hero Arts: Dana Joy, Pocono Pam and Hero Arts have partnered in a conscious effort to be intentionally diverse and inclusive. Crafters and cardmakers of color need to feel support, appreciation, and respect when expressing their values, experiences and skin tone in their work. We are celebrating this spirit through unity, and this collaboration is a pathway for everyone to see themselves in their art. We hope the United As One stamp set will encourage makers to become interested and committed to listening and learning from and about each other, and recognize we are all one, united creative community. 100% of net profits from this 6″ x 8″ stamp set will go to Racial Justice charities.
Dina Wakley Media New Release Coming Soon
Christy has ordered all of the products in Dina Wakley’s new release from Ranger Ink. If you are interested in having us hold any of these new items once they arrive, please email us at email@example.com. We will contact you as soon as they come in!
Here is a peek at some of Dina’s new products:
To see more details on this release, check it out at Ranger Ink. See you soon!
Here’s today’s small art journal page by Christy using Scribble Sticks, Dina’s paints and Posca paint pens. Thanks for visiting!
Just wanted to take a moment to celebrate one of Runaway’s favorite artists — and a very good friend. Robin Bielefeld has drawn yet another of her marvelous coloring pages called “Greenhouse Witch.” This coloring page certainly reflects her wonderful backyard! She is very sensitive to creating a place that supports bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and she makes an effort to create a garden that includes many native northwest plants.
Every one of her illustrations has a marvelous twist or two — or twenty! You can find cute creatures, pretty ladies and happy nature scenes. Runaway is proud to be the one of the few local stores to carry her work. We miss her leading Kaleidoscope Coloring Club and Drawing Night but look forward to the time we get to gather again. You can see all of her Flying Monkey Studio coloring pages we have at Runaway here in our Online Catalog
Runaway is so excited to be helping our local friends at Artists in Action (AIA) this year with their annual “Outside the Box” auction! Our store will be the showcase for the auction items: fabulous handmade boxes. All of the boxes up for bid will be displayed in our front windows from July 13 – 18th, 2020.
Traditionally AIA holds its auction at the Salem Art Fair, but because of health concerns the fair will not be happening at Bush Park this year, rather it will be an online event! So the show must go on and the auction will be done virtually as well. For full details on what it’s all about and how you can participate, go to AIA’s website: https://artistsinaction.org/events/outside-the-box/
Be sure to see all of the creativity on display during the week of July 13th in our front windows and bid on your favorites! Once the auction begins, the bidding site will go live at: https://artistsinaction.betterworld.org/.
In consultation with Robin, we have decided to not hold Kaleidoscope Coloring Club or Drawing Night this month. Decisions about what will happen next month are waiting to see how things are going then. Edgar is happy to give Robin a month or two off so she can enjoy her yard and make some cool new drawings.
As for safety and health of our customers, to the degree possible, we are observing the 6 ft personal distancing, as recommended by the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority. The counters, tables, chairs, doors, restroom and other surfaces are cleaned regularly with disinfecting spray / wipes. Christy is still holding classes with only one person per table and we are not sharing supplies. Classes are limited to 5 people and disinfecting wipes are available.
We are always happy to see you, but Christy won’t be doing all her hugging and hand shaking. Hand washing has become a regular adventure. Lots of new products continue to go out on the floor from Creativation 2020.
Please let us know if you have any questions or we can help. Thanks Christy
Some amazing new stamps, dies and ink pads have made their way into Runaway! Christy ordered many items at Creativation and we’ll show you a some samples of cards and project made with some of the products.
First, we share some florals from Altenew. This company produces some beautiful stamps often featuring floral designs. Some of the stamp sets are designed for ink layering creating very gorgeous results, so you’ll want to check them out! There are also ink cubes that work beautifully with their stamps.
Penny Black is another company Christy visited at Creativation, where she purchased some lovely items including stamps, frame dies, watercolor stamps and much more. There are some really handy sentiment stamp sets that include many different sayings. Below is a sample showing the die itself (left) and a card showing this die and several stamps combined.
A cool new company called Stamplistic shared a collection of unusual animal stamps at the show, along with some patterned papers that are fun to stamp those images on. Some of them have landed at Runaway. There are dogs, cats and other domestic and animals on the wild side. You’ll want to check them out.
Of course an old favorite company, Lawn Fawn, had a big release of new stamps and dies, and many are available at Runaway. So many cute critters that are great to add to cards that are sure to cheer up the young and old! There are also some new interactive dies that are simple to put together.
And stencils make the world go ’round, right? The Crafter’s Workshop has a new release and you need to see them! Most are available in both 6″ X 6″ and 12″ X 12″ sizes. These stencils are so wonderful to use in art journals, altered books, for gel printing, or for a beautiful card background.
Run, don’t walk, into Runaway Art and Craft Studio to see these and many more newly released products! See you soon!
Runaway will be closing 30 minutes early (at 5:30 pm) on Wednesday, 2/26, because of an unexpected absence.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and we expect to be back at our regular hours on Thursday.
Come in and join us on Wednesday, February 5th between 12 noon and 4pm! Christy will be giving you a chance to see the InkTense® pencils and blocks in action – whether for making cards or illustrating journals! You will take home a finished background to use in your creations. We will have 25 spots for the hands-on event. Everyone participating in the demo will receive a free gift and special discount on the items Christy demos.