our 3 favorite art supply stores in NYC

Art Students can  purchase supplies at any of these art supply stores. 

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1. New York Central

We think its true what they say- that it’s ‘the world’s finest source for Artist’s Materials’ (especially paper)

62 Third Avenue

Between 10th and 11th St.

New York, NY 10001

Store Tel. 212.473.7705

New York Central has been serving the world’s most famous artists for over 100 years with the most experienced staff and the widest selection of materials available anywhere.

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Established in  1905, New York Central imports the finest art materials, including papers from Europe, Bhutan, India and Nepal.

see the New York Central paper guide- http://www.nycentralart.com/pages/paper


and the New York  Central catalog 



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2.Blick Art Materials in SOHO 

1-5 Bond Street

New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 533-2444


The service at the SOHO Dick Blick is the best. The store personnel are informed and really fun and friendly. They have a great selection of materials that are difficult to find. Blick also offers artists and students the best prices on art supplies- and also source products from around the world to sell under the Blick brand name – assuring even more value for your money.

Blick videos are also available on DickBlick.com and on YouTube.com, including video lesson plans for teachers, and product demonstrations for artists.

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Blick has been a long-time supporter and advocate for the arts, and continues to be involved in many national and local initiatives to support art and offset budget constrictions in schools and communities.

One of the ways Blick nurtures its deeply rooted investment in the arts and in educational communities is Art Room Aid, a tool that links art educators in need of supplies with art advocates who want to help. To learn more about Art Room Aid, click here.

Blick is also committed to helping teachers discover ways to use art materials to engage and encourage their students, and to enrich their teaching experience. Hundreds of original lesson plans (many in video format) can be found on our website here. All inspiring and all free, they’re designed to meet the National Standards for Visual Art Education across a wide variety of age and skill levels. New lesson plans are being added all the time!

Other ways they support the arts:

  • Support scholastic, collegiate, and professional art conferences by offering free workshops, project ideas, give-aways, donations and grants for art teachers to attend the NAEA convention.
  • a Platinum Sponsor of the National Art Educational Association
  • Contributing to artist organizations, art guilds, teacher associations, and youth groups
  • Sponsoring educational demonstrations, local artist works, and give-aways at their retail stores
  • Being a Presenting Sponsor of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country’s oldest and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teenagers.

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3. DaVinci Artist Supply

132 West 21st Street

New York NY 10011

Ph: 212-871-0220


137 East 23rd Street

New York NY 10010

Ph: 212 982-8607



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This small chain art supply store near the School of Visual Arts caters to fine artists, with a nice choice of paints, brushes, papers, and canvases; high-end brands , as well as affordable, as well as the store’s eponymous in-house label.

There are brushes, pre-stretched canvases, drawing pens and pencils, and bound sketchbooks, along with an aisle of tape, a tiny section of craft supplies, some modeling clay and resin for sculptors, and gold-leafing supplies. Knowledgeable  & friendly staff.

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