Gift Guide: Gifts for the art lover

By Columbus Alive
From the November 28, 2013 edition

Pantone mugs, $13.95

Every artist, especially graphic designers, love Pantone. There’s literally thousands of colors in the series, and all of them are eye-catching. Give a Pantone fan a mug — or three — so they can sip hot beverages in style all winter.

Bink Davies

668 N. High St., Short North

binkdavies.com

Buddha Board, $34.95

Know an artist who’s all about living in the moment? Give them this little piece of Zen-like, Etch-A-Sketch joy. The Buddha Board lets the user paint with water on the tablet, and then as the water dries, the image will darken and then fade away completely. Not recommended for the I-keep-everything-I’ve-ever-done types.

buddhaboard.com

Wexner Center for the Arts membership, $50

For the art lover living in Columbus, a Wexner membership is just about the coolest thing you could get them. For a year they’ll receive: invitations to member-only parties and film screenings, advance ticket sales, ticket discounts, exclusive events with art-world personalities and year-round savings in the Wexner Center Store and cafe.

Speaking of the store, it’s a great place to shop for art lovers. Pick up a book — there are hundreds — or an art-related calendar. The Ryan McGinness To-Do List Calendar ($24.95) is a great way to encourage different daily projects. Or a Karl Marx “Das Kapital” Coin Bank ($13.95), if they’re fans of irony.

Wexner Center for the Arts

1871 N. High St., Campus

wexarts.org

Brian Ewing print, $50 and up

Brian Ewing had his first exhibition in Columbus, “Horror Show,” at Rivet in November. Prints from the amazing set of pop-culture-meets-monsters work will be available at the gallery until Nov. 30, but you can also purchase those and more of his works at his website. It’ll be hard buying just one, but you can try.

brianewing.com

Kidrobot Do-It-Yourself Figure, $19.95

Want to get weird, and fun? Yeah you do. Try giving one of these blank figures and let the recipient turn it into whatever crazy creature they can. The set comes with everything the artist needs to open it up immediately and get to work, I mean weird.

Rivet Designer Toy & Art Gallery

1200 N. High St., Short North

rivetart.com

Arts membership: Meghan Ralston photo

Brian Ewing: Courtesy of Brian Ewing

Buddha Board: Courtesy of Buddha Board

Pantone: Jesse Tigges photo

Kidrobot: Jesse Tigges photo