There are several places in the Baltimore area to satisfy the creative artist, regardless of the level of skill or expertise. Each store has its own specialty area, or uniqueness, which makes it slightly different from the others. From downtown to Fells Point to Canton to Central Baltimore, you can be sure to find the artistic materials you need for that special project.

Utrecht Art Supplies (Credit, Vickie Lawson)

Utrecht Art Supplies
229 W. Chase St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201

Utrecht has a wide variety of art supplies to meet the needs of any artist, regardless of the medium. Located in close proximity to downtown Baltimore, the store is also close to the arts district and the Maryland Institute College of Art. One customer commented about the focus upon friendliness. While she was there, the store distributed free paint supplies to those waiting in line.

Artist & Craftsman
137 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21201

This is the largest art supply store in the city of Baltimore. It has pretty good prices and great customer service. It is located in Baltimore’s developing Station North arts district and features a wide selection of supplies including paints, sculptures, framing, watercolors and wood panels. Ask the knowledgeable staff for any help regarding the vast collection of supplies.

Plaza Art Supplies (Credit, Vickie Lawson)

Plaza Artist Materials
1009 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 625-9000

Located in the historic Mt. Vernon section of the city and across the street from The Waxter Senior Center, Plaza Artist Materials offers free parking and is easily accessible by public transportation. According to assistant store manager John, this store has more of a small town flavor with its friendly staff. The staff works hard to please customers and offers discounts. Plaza Artist Materials employees are willing to go the extra mile for all customers. This store is also near the Baltimore School for the Arts and Maryland Institute College of Art, two well-known arts institutions in the city of Baltimore.

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Art Things Inc.
2 Annapolis St.
Annapolis, Md. 21401

Located outside of the Baltimore area, Art Things Inc. has been a great source of quality art materials for more than 40 years. The staff is comprised of artists whose primary concern is customer service. This premiere art center offers supplies for the novice and experienced artist no matter the preferred medium. This store is sure to pique the interests and creative juices of artists, whether young or old. Art Things Inc. has been family owned and operated since 1966.



MICA Art Supplies
1200 Mt. Royal Ave.

Baltimore, Md. 21217

This store is a stone’s throw from Baltimore’s Cultural Center District. It features arts materials designed for specific classes and college students. This non-profit 501(c)3 store has lots of variety with regards to equipment and books, which makes it unique. This is the official college store for the Maryland Institute College of Art and is easily accessible by public transportation.

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