to Art Department. We are an independent locally owned art supply store
in the heart of downtown Salem Oregon. Our intention is to be your resource
for affordable art materials, information and education. We accomplish
this by stocking a huge selection of art supplies for the student to
the professional artist. Anything we don't have we can usually get within
a few days. Our store is staffed with actual artists who are super friendly
and knowledgeable about the products and their applications. We also
offer classes, lectures, demos and workshops.
Katy and Jim Vigeland, partners in marriage and business since 1975
purchased Art Department, Inc. in 1994. Both are South Salem High and
U of O graduates living in Salem where they are now raising their two
children, Haley and Erik.
and Katy have been extremely community-minded since the business began.
They have donated time, money and materials to Salem Keizer Public Schools,
Salem Art Fair, SAA, Keizer Art Assn, Kroc Center, Artists in Action,
Capitol Calligraphers and countless other organizations. We also show
our customers artwork in monthly art exhibits with a reception the first
Wednesday of every month.
We strive to provide quality art materials, by a knowledgeable staff,
at an affordable price. We hope your shopping experience at the Art
Department is a pleasant one and very much appreciate your business!