Mayor Gavin Newsom is scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at an arts supply store on San Francisco’s Market Street and announce a new arts initiative, according to his office.

Blick Art Materials, which offers more than 5,000 paints and 150 types of canvases, will celebrate its opening at 979 Market St. at about noon today, sales associate Melissa Davidson said.

The mayor is scheduled to announce a new initiative for the arts, the “Central Market Cultural Arts District” initiative, according to his office.

To celebrate the opening, Blick Art Materials is offering a 30 percent discount on non-sale items at the Market Street store, and representatives of various art supply companies will demo their products throughout the week, Davidson said.

“We have an awesome canvas sale going on,” she added.

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