The countdown has begun for Max’s Art Supplies. The legendary 59-year-old downtown store’s last day of business is Saturday, August 30.
Much of the stock has already been sold. But intriguing items remain. They include:
- a vintage Karron’s Jewelry clock
- a set of 32 oak flat shelves that holds 30″ x 40″ paper
- an oak drawer 95 1/2″ long by 25″ deep
- a paper cutter
- an artograph
- a never-opened “winner waxer”
- Paper of all kinds
- Sign cloth
- Picture frames and mats
- Fabric paint
- Back-to-school stuff galore
- Plenty of fixtures
The day after closing — Sunday, August 31 (2 p.m.). — owner Shirley Mellor and her staff will hold a “festive celebration” to say goodbye to the community. A special invitation goes to “the artists who have long been with us, and will always be a part of our extended family.”
One more bit of Max’s news: Jay Cimbak, the master picture framer there for the past 25 years, will be the new manager at Rockwell Art and Framing in Westport. It’s just a few doors east of Max’s, on the Post Road.
For nearly 6 decades, Shirley and the rest of the Max’s crew have served Westport with distinction. They’re going out with plenty of class.