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Best Art Supply Stores in DC: Find Top-Notch Tools


Whether you are a professional artist or just recently embarked on your artistic journey, you would probably like to have top quality tools at hand. These are the best art supply stores in Washington DC.

Blick Art Materials

Address: 1250 I St NW, Washington DC

Phone: (202) 898-0555


One of the oldest providers of art supplies in the US, Blick Art Materials is a one-stop shop for artists of every skill level. Paints (including acrylic, oil, watercolor, gouache, tempera, and airbrushing), painting tools & accessories, face & body paint, canvas & surfaces, all types of brushes, drawing & illustration items, kids’ & classroom painting, and many more are available at reasonable prices.

Plaza Artist Materials

Address: 1120 19th St NW, Washington DC

Phone: (202) 331-7090


Operating since 1960, when it opened its first store in New York City, Plaza Artist Materials is another great source for art supplies. In its Northwest DC location, you can find anything from paint & brushes and drawing tools, to canvas to easels & furniture. They also offer custom framing services, as well as workshops, classes, and demos in the store for artists.


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Address: 5252 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 

Phone: (202) 899-6956


Michaels on Wisconsin Avenue offers a variety of art supplies such as paint, canvas, art desks & easels, brushes, pencils, paper & drawing pads, sculpture & modeling tools, resin, and more. Craft and hobby items, including fabric, sewing tools, yarn, and needlework, are also available. The business offers discounts for teachers, members of the military, and seniors. You can opt for same day delivery for online orders.


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