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Creative Arts Acquisition Announcement

MAUMELLE, Arkansas, October 16, 2019

    It is with pleasure that we announce to our customers, vendors and the entire creative arts industry that five of the top brands of C2F, a multigenerational fine art supply distributor, have been acquired today by PA Distribution (Petersen-Arne) in Eugene Oregon. PA has purchased the trademarks and all inventory related to the brands:
  • Pro Art
  • Art Advantage
  • Cheep!( paint)
  • Connoisseur Art
  • Protégé Brush by Connoisseur

PA Distribution is a wholesale distributor of over 500 national brands and a manufacturer of thousands of crafting items, namely the Paper Accents brand of mixed media and paper crafting products as well as an expanding and broad line of basic crafting components. PA is also affiliate-owned together with Leisure Arts, a long-standing publisher and trusted brand of product, supplying educational publications and products to the crafter and creative marketplace.

PA is a “woman-owned” wholesale distributor, manufacturer, logistics house, and fulfillment company. The acquisition of these important and nationally recognized fine art brands continues PA’s long-term strategy to supply a broad range of crafting and fine art supplies to the creative consumer. Expect continued product development and new items into the future.

PA Distribution is celebrating a 60th Anniversary this year. We are proud of six decades of service, providing solutions for customers. Leisure Arts is 49 years strong and planning a 50th anniversary next year. The new fine art brands have 32 years of history since inception. We are proud that collectively, that is over 140 years of service to the creative marketplace.

If you have been a customer of C2F, but have not known PA, just contact our friendly customer service team to open a wholesale account to purchase these and other fine brands. Contact 541-485-1406 or In the meantime, visit our website at, and click on “Browse as a Guest” to get a peek inside the warehouse while waiting for your account set up to purchase wholesale.

New items are added every day, and the former C2F products will be up as soon as inventory transfers from Beaverton to Eugene. We look forward to serving your fine art needs with these strong and quality brands. Additionally, a wider range of fine art distributed items from national brands are being added daily to help fill the market void left by C2F’s closure. Look to PA to expand into new markets within our creative arts industry.


Leisure Arts has been tapping into the enthusiastic curiosity of makers since 1971. Their instruction expertise guides the DIY consumer on their making journey through consumer products, publishing, and as a distributor of craft publications. Leisure Arts inspires makers with 6,000 active titles and e-patterns, hundreds of products at retail and through curating collections of craft titles for retailers across America. Leisure Arts provokes imagination and inspires possibility among makers of all ages by tapping into consumer needs. Through this approach, they have found success with diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord and more. Leisure Arts will continue to empower the potential of makers for generations with creative product experiences and compelling publications. Located centrally in Maumelle, Arkansas, they work with a broad network of US & Internationally owned and operated companies to bring reliable, trusted, quality products to beginner and experienced makers. With a wide retail reach, makers can spark their curiosity with Leisure Arts’ books and products at a retailer near them. To learn more about Leisure Arts or to shop online, visit

Media Contact:
Veronica Palmer, 800.643.8040

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