Best Art Supplies in Boston

2013 Best Art Supplies

Blick

Boston

Whether you’re seeking clay for your next sculpture or an easel for an al fresco painting adventure, this well-equipped emporium (who knew a whole aisle could be dedicated to canvases?)…Read More

2012 Best Art Supplies

Artist and Craftsman

Cambridge

This Central Square shop is an underground playground for arts and crafts aficionados. Beautiful pastels and oil paints, sculpting supplies, and surprises for the kids crowd the shelves, and the…Read More

2011 Best Art Supplies

Blick

Boston

Painting your next masterpiece starts here. Blick has a deep selection of everything you’ll need, plus folks behind the counter who are artists themselves—meaning they’ll be delighted to expound on…Read More

2007 Best Art Supplies

Blick Art Materials

Boston

This cavernous space is stuffed to the rafters with paints, pencils, brushes, canvases, sketchpads—basically, all the tools needed to create a masterpiece, or just a big, pretty mess. Everything is…Read More

2006 Best Art Supplies

Artist & Craftsman Supply

Cambridge

There are plenty of glitzy art stores around town, chock-full of intimidating expert-only items. But, sadly, not all of us are born Picassos or Pollocks, and we need our questions…Read More

2005 Best Art Supplies

Artist & Craftsman Supply

Cambridge

Just down the psychedelic stairs at this subterranean Central Square art-supply mecca you’ll find artfully arranged rows of paints, brushes, paper, and tools for every possible occasion. The unpretentious, approachable…Read More

2004 Best Art Supplies

The Art Store

Boston

From its creative workshops and tattooed employees to the epic collection of papers, every inch of the Art Store inspires creativity. The meticulously organized setting is the perfect place to…Read More

2003 Best Art Supplies

The Art Store

Boston

Other art stores have handbaskets. This huge emporium has big shopping carts perfect for navigating the wide, immaculate, organized aisles. Start by perusing the rows of pens, pencils, and paints…Read More

2002 Best Art Supplies

The Art Store

Boston

Yeah, we know it’s a chain. But it’s got all the accessories a starving artist—or, at least, an aspiring one—could ever need. And in this case, bigger is better. The…Read More

2001 Best Art Supplies

The Art Store

Boston

Muses nonwithstanding, the Art Store sells everything your magnum opus needs, and at prices that won’t leave the artist in you starving. Forget rummaging through piles of 200 pre-stretched canvases…Read More

1998 Best Art Supplies

Pearl Art & Crafts Supplies

Cambridge

From gooey finger paint to the finest in oils, this is the place for artists of all sizes. The store offers multi-colored pleasures, like markers, crayons, and spray paint. The…Read More

1995 Best Art Supplies

Pearl Art & Craft Supplies

Cambridge

Bins of brushes, passels of paints, plus everything from buttons and beads to hand-printed papers and zinc plates for etching fill the two floors of this huge art-supply supermarket. And…Read More

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