Every year, Amazon’s Prime Day offers thousands of deals on the site’s products, from electronics to books and art supplies. This year, the 48-hour event will begin at 12 a.m. PDT on Monday, June 21 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, June 22.
Prime Day has deals across all of Amazon’s categories. We can’t be sure exactly what sales will happen, but there are always plenty of discounts on electronics for the studio, particularly Amazon’s own products, including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and Alexa smart speakers. It’s also a great opportunity to pick up materials for your art or craft practice. To get access to the deals, however, you have to be an Amazon Prime subscriber.
Amazon Prime costs $12.99 a month or $119 a year. Its benefits include faster shipping on Amazon orders, discounts at Whole Foods, and access to Amazon’s streaming entertainment. However, you can also pick up a free 30-day trial of Prime here in time for the shopping day. When the deals launch we’ll be sure to collect the most relevant products for our readers.
In the meantime, ARTnews Recommends has been publishing hundreds of guides to the best products for artists on Amazon, which can be found here. While thinking about your domestic or studio space, it might be a good time to order a wall-mounted table desk, some utility shelving, or picture hangers to install new pieces. We’ve also selected great items for taking your art on the road this summer, including supplies for plein air painting, sturdy travel bags for carrying your tools, and pocket-size journals.
Stay tuned to this page for up-to-the-minute information on Prime Day dates and great deals for artists!