Dear Friends of Pygmalion’s,

We have the sad news to report that owner John Wilson has passed away. He died Friday, June 7th after a long illness.

As many of you know, John was a dedicated artist and accomplished printmaker. He understood the needs and concerns of artists and the importance of supporting the arts community here in Bloomington. We will all miss him.

We are deeply sorry to lose John’s leadership here at Pygmalion’s and we assure you that our staff, with the guidance of John’s sister, Nancy Crenshaw, will continue to run our store and to offer you wonderful art materials and helpful service. The cats, of course, will miss him too.

There will be a Celebration of John’s Life and Art on July 4 (his birthday) at 4 pm at Pygmalion’s. Some of his wonderful works of art will be on view. Everyone is welcome!

Established in 1972, Pygmalion's carries high quality supplies for Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Drafting & Book Arts.

Pygmalion's is proud to carry the following Artist quality brands:
Williamsburg Handmade Oils, Schmincke Soft Pastels, Sennelier Soft Pastels and Oil Pastels, Gamblin Artist Oils, M Graham Oil Paints, Daniel Smith Artist Oils and Watercolors, Golden Artist Acrylics, Ampersand Gessobord and Pastelbord, One Shot Lettering Enamels, Brushes by Escoda, Robert Simmons, and Winsor & Newton, a wide range of Jacquard products for fabric including I-Dye and Solarfast, Midwest Plastic Sheets in a variety of styles, Color Aid Packs and Sheets, Sherrill Mudtools for clay, assorted Bookbinding Materials, Fine Art Paper from Legion Paper including Rives, Arches, and Fabriano, Decorative Papers from Around the World, and many more great materials all at attractive discounted every day pricing.


Monday – Friday:  11 - 5
Wednesday: 11 - 6
Saturday:  11 - 4
Sunday: closed