The Arsenal is owned and operated by Sean Boyles and Roan Victor. It was established as an art supply store, art gallery and art class studio in the summer of 2011. With management help from Regin Victor, the 2,000 sqft shop shifted it's focus on teaching art classes and workshops full time at the beginning of 2016.
Sean and Roan are both painters. Sean holds an MFA graduate degree in painting from Mills College and a BFA in painting from CCA in Oakland. Roan went to San Jose State University for BFA in painting and has been teaching youth since 2003. Both show their work in galleries (solo and group): Empire Seven Studios, Seeing Things Gallery, RVCA, First Amendment Gallery and Giant Robot, to name a few. And they've painted murals for Pow! Wow! San Jose.