About the Drawing Board
The Drawing Board is a local, independent business. We are dedicated to getting artists and art students the materials they need, to supporting the arts in our community, and to encouraging folks to try making art for the first time. (more)
OPEN Every Monday, 11:00am - 6:00pm. Or by appointment.
Reach us anytime by voicemail (541.224.3797) or email (email@example.com)
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Address: 425 SW Madison Ave. / Suite G / Corvallis, OR 97333
The Drawing Board is located inside the Starbucks building (Madison Plaza) in Downtown Corvallis. We're on the corner of Madison and 4th Street, just around the corner from Starbucks' front entrance. Our window faces the brick side of the historic Whiteside Theatre.
Address: 425 SW Madison Ave. /
Suite G / Corvallis, OR 97333
The Drawing Board LLC was founded in Oregon on July 18, 2011. It is a one-man operation headed by new Corvallis resident Mike Wiener. The guiding philosophy is to Begin Where You Are. That is, with years of experience and almost zero capital.
In March of 2012, we moved down the hall into a larger space, with a studio in the back and big picture windows. We now rent the studio space to local artistis (currently Jennifer Lommers and Julia Lont). We also rent our storefront space to artists and groups of artists on a monthly basis, for shows and pop-up shops. Learn about renting our space here.
The Drawing Board is really an experiment for a new kind of business model, evolving in a time of online discounters and big box stores: We are a Full-Service Order Counter. Like the Sears/Roebuck counters of a past era, we listen to our customers to figure out exactly what they need, and then handle the ordering for them. We believe people still want to ask questions when they shop, and get knowlegeable, friendly service.
For more of our story, please check out this excellent interview with owner Mike Wiener about the ideas behind The Drawing Board, published by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.
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