When you're on the hunt for artist and craftman supplies, Artist & Craftsman Supply North Boston is the place to shop - it's the Home Depot for artist and crafters. If you are looking for paint, canvas, paper, fabric dyes, frames, kids art supplies and some of the most ridiculously fabulous and random gifts, look no further because this place has it all, and TONS of it. HUGE selection - even the walls are painted bright colors! It's well organized and clean.
Now through July, A&C is offering 50% off sale all Sargent products. Just in time for the kids to be out of school and summer camp. Sargent has tempera paint, acrylic, glitter paint, oil crayons, colored pencils, markers ,watercolors and more. They have a truck load of Winsor Newton brushes 1.00-2.00 dollars a piece in assorted sizes. All Pacon Construction paper is 25% off.
And the staff is super cool - very helpful and knowledgeable and can usually tell you from first hand experience what a product is like or how to use it. Ask them about any kind of project you're working on and they will give solid advice on what products you need. If they don't have something in the store, they'll direct you to where you can find it.
The prices are the best around on most items and A&C has just about the best prices on canvas and cradled boards out there.
It's easy to get to with plenty of parking and it's right next to Friendly's. What's better than art supplies and ice cream? Located southbound near Starbucks, Friendly's and before the Hilltop Steakhouse.
Open 7 days.
"Supplies: 300# Hot Press Arches Watercolor Paper, Only Windsor Newton Watercolor Paint, a #2, #4, #6 Princeton Art & Brush Co. Brushes ALL purchased from Artist & Craftsman Supply North Boston!! Thanks to a great Staff and ALWAYS a smile each time I am in!!" ~L. Fiske
"Love at first sight! They've got everything fine arts and lots of quirky stuff (like crazy mints and tiny dinosaurs). The staff is always very helpful and knowledgeable. ~ S.C. Arlington, MA