Everybody’s Favorite New Place For Art Supplies!
Conveniently situated at the corner of William and Adelaide
In the Exchange District, just across from RRC’s Princess St. Campus
Regular Shop Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am to 5 pm
Visit The Shop!
We are a full service Art Supply retailer and wholesale distributor — for the highest quality materials at the lowest price. We specialize in friendly advice and preparation of custom orders, from a diverse line of the world's best art supplies. Serving Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Western Canada — we deliver for you!
Introducing Our People. . .
Shawn Berard, President
Shawn manages cre8ive’s retail outlet, including purchasing and bulk sales to schools. He has accumulated 12 years experience in the creative supplies retail / wholesale industry, including purchasing and product development for the Manitoba market, as well as scholastic sales development for Western Canada. Shawn has earned a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba, a Certificate of Completion from RRC for Entrepreneurial and Management Studies and completed the Self Employment Training program through the YMCA/YWCA.
Shawn is also a founding partner and co-creator of cre8ery gallery & studios, located at 125 Adelaide St. in the Exchange District.
Shawn's primary responsibilities include purchasing, marketing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources, office management and corporate governance.
Val Huffman, Custom Framing & Promotions
Val comes to cre8ive with 16 years experience as an instructor of digital publishing, and website design with Winnipeg Technical College. Prior to his teaching career, he accumulated over 15 years of progressive advancement in the commercial printing industry. Val is a graduate of the Vocational Industrial Teacher Education program at RRC, specializing in Graphic Arts. He studied and produced serigraphic prints at Symposium School of Art, and is a founding member of the Calligraphers Guild of Manitoba. He is a former board member of the St. Norbert Arts Center, with credits in technical and artistic production of digital publications, including an exhibit for the Virtual Museum of Canada.
Val's primary responsibilities include consultation and production in the custom picture framing and digital services department, overseeing the development of cre8ive's website, and the design and layout of related marketing materials. Val is the owner of Archival Digital Preservation Services.
Cindy Garrioch, Store Sales & Resident Paper Expert
Cindy is a multi-disciplinary artist who graduated from the U of M, with a BFA Honours degree, majoring in Printmaking. Cindy joined the cre8ive team with over 15 years experience in the Art Supply business, including all-star success at Colours and Lewis Art.
Cindy's primary responsibilities include store sales and merchandising, inventory control, and management of all fine art papers, including our growing line of Japanese specialty papers. She's the 'Paper Girl in a Plastic World.'