Blick Art Materials stresses organization and cleanliness, so artistsaknown for being impeccably organized and structuredacan easily find what they need. The friendly staff doesnat hesitate to recommend another store if you don't find what you're looking for in their large, thorough, and very well-priced Mecca.
Here's why we simply adore Blick: It's filled with lovely geniuses! Blick staffers know what we're looking for even when we don't know what it is we actually need. We say things like "I'm looking for that thing that works like a hook, but isn't a hook" and off they go to fetch it, though not before they ask what it is we're trying to create because they can always suggest something more resourceful. An added plus is Blick's coupons, even though its prices are pretty remarkable already. What... More »
Even fine-art neophytes can channel the muse at Blick, a tidy and thoughtfully stocked find in the East Village. The two-level hub boasts an impressive array of professional painting, sketching, drawing, and crafting tools, as well as indefatigably helpful employees and a dizzying assortment of accessible starter projects for beginners. (We feel particularly grateful for the aisle-long array of unusual stencils and a shop clerk's stern lecture about inhaling spray paint.) Many art-supply... More »