Please accept our heartfelt welcome to the barely restrained wackiness of Art Smart's Dart Mart and Juggling Emporium. At Art Smart's we live by the maxim: "enjoy life and it will enjoy you." So, if you know what's good for you, and what's good for quality of life in general, you'll grab some things and come along for the trip. Just think of us as your activity director on the Good Ship Gonzo - your flight attendant in the swirling tie-dyed skies over Mount Zany - your… your… well… you get the idea.

Anyway, we built our foundation on providing quick and friendly service while having fun doing it. Our products are top quality and time tested, with prices so reasonable you'll feel an irresistible urge (CAUTION: Subliminal Message Ahead...buy something...please...buy something...c'mon...) to fill your cart plumb full of value at Art Smart's. Now, without further ado, here's a little ditty about where we came from and where we are today.

On April Fools Day, 1985, Art Smarts Dart Mart & Juggling Emporium opened its doors on the corner of Humboldt Ave. and Brady St. in the heart of Milwaukee's ever-bustling east side. In this diverse and eclectic neighborhood, Art Smart's quickly became an institution, and was called a "Sure Thing" in a Milwaukee Magazine article featuring local establishments.

Through word of mouth, and just because we're so downright likable, people from all over the Midwest were visiting Art's to check out the latest in over the top aero-amusements. Soon people from around the country were discovering what Art Smart's had to offer: Namely, the bee's knees in juggling props, darts and dart supplies, kites, flying discs and other gravity cheating devices.

In 1990, Art Smart's was honored to be recognized as "Milwaukee's Best Store For Summer" in Milwaukee Magazine's issue featuring the city's best businesses.

In June of 1998, Midwest Living magazine featured Art Smart's as a "Favorite Midwest Find" in an article entitled "Discoveries." The article includes a photo our fearless leader juggling torches within the confines of his own highly flammable establishment. And this, mind you, was all for the sake of getting just the right camera shot. Committed? Well, we didn't have the heart to sign the necessary papers.

Today, in addition to darts and juggling supplies, our line has expanded to golf discs, boomerangs, yo-yos, foot bags and a wide array of other items. Care for some chattering teeth? A rubber chicken? We have them. In fact we're always in search of new items to push the envelope of fun to unknown limits. Because of us, we like to think someday the sun will shine a little brighter; the birds will sing with a bit more vibrancy. Of course, we're prejudiced, but we feel our prejudice is tempered with just the slightest hint of modesty.

Well there it is in a proverbial nut shell. We hope you enjoy your visit to our store. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, we'd like your feedback. Please e-mail us with your comments, suggestions and ideas. But don't be too hard on us. Our egos are very fragile. Just click on "What's New" for product updates, upcoming events and, in the near future, the continuing saga of Art Smart himself.

Looking to contact Art Smart, eh? Well, you've come to the right place. If you are in Milwaukee, visit Art's Monday through Friday 10-6, Saturdays 9-5, Sundays 11-5. You can contact us directly by sending email here: artsmart@execpc.com

Art Smart's Dart Mart
1695 N. Humboldt Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-3278


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How do I order?- We have tried to make ordering as simple as possible on the Art Smart's. All you need to do is browse through the "Our Goods". When you find an item you like, click on "Add to Cart". Like a real shopping cart, you can continue to add and remove items at will. When you are ready to make a purchase, click on "Check Out" from the main menu. This will transport you to a secure part of the web server.

Is my order secure?- Yes! As soon as you hit "Check Out", you will be transported to the secure part of our server. Our secure site is hosted by Yahoo! and the secure server utilizes Secure Socket Layers (SSL) and is considered the industry standard. It encrypts all of your personal information including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.

When will my order come?- We generally fill orders the same day we receive them and ship them the following day via US Mail First Class or UPS ground. You can expect your order within 5 business days. If there is a delay, we will inform you by email immediately. You will have the option of cancelling your order if we can not fill it in the time frame you request.

In a hurry?- We can also ship next day air. Call (414) 273-3278 for details. Overseas shipping is available. Please e-mail or call us for rates.

Can I order by phone?- You can always order by phone! To talk to an Art Smart representative live, just call us (414) 273-3278, Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm CST. Charge to your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card or we'll prepare and hold your order until we receive your check or money order. Send to: Art Smart's Dart Mart, 1695 N. Humboldt Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Why haven't I received my order?- If seven business days go by and you have not received your order, call us immediately at (414) 273-3278. We will let you know the status and try to figure out what went wrong. If you are a little more laid back, just email us at: artsmart@execpc.com and we will check into the situation.

Need to return something?- Any defective merchandise will gladly be exchanged. Please call us at (414) 273-3278 with seven days of receiving your order if there is any problem.

Do we do special orders?- Why don't you call and find out! If you don't see something, but you think we should sell it, just let us know. We can't guarantee we can get it, but we sure as heck will research it. Call us (414) 273-3278. We're nice, friendly folk.