Potential Picassos and likely Leonardos all need supplies to realize their passion. With this wide selection of art supply stores, artistic potential is limited only by time and technique. Here are five stores in the Cleveland area that are most popular with local artists.
12775 Berea Road Cleveland, OH 44111
Prizm is now located within the Pat Catan Craft Shop on Berea Road on the west side of Cleveland. You’ll be able to shop here seven days a week. Many of the store associates are trained, expert artists themselves, and enjoy discussing your intended plans. Trying to ensure customers get the best value on their supplies, Prizm offers a price-match guarantee on all competitors’ products.
1878 Pearl Road Brunswick, OH 44212
Hollo’s PaperCraft offers the full breadth of art and craft supplies from blank greeting cards to scrapbooking to decorative papers. This family-run business has just about anything you’ll need for a paper project, but you’ll want to head into the store as Hollo’s can’t possibly catalog everything on its website. It has tons of one-of-a-kind and hand-made papers you won’t find anywhere else. Browse until you drop; you’re guaranteed to find inspiration for your next project.
Canvas Specialty Mfg. Co.
4045 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103
If you are a prolific artist, you’ll want to think about purchasing materials in quantity. One of your most essential items – canvas – can be purchased for a fraction of the cost when bought by the yard or by the roll. Check with the experts at Canvas Specialty for both #10 unfinished canvas duck or #12 primed canvas duck. Doing a mural? This shop’s roll materials are available in up to 120 inches wide. Isle of Beads 2499 Lee Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44116 (216) 371-0173 www.isleofbeadscleveland.com Located on the east side, Isle of Beads has the materials for both professional and amateur beaders of every experience level. Offering a selection of beads from all corners of the earth, you’ll find delicas, seed beads, cording, findings, off-loom weaving supplies and semi-precious stones. The shop even carries the healing stones that are becoming so popular. Speak to owner Denise Newman about private or group classes offered at the store.
Art Etc. Picture Framing
2144 Murray Hill Road Cleveland, OH 44106
Right in the heart of Cleveland’s artist district, Little Italy, Art Etc. Picture Framing is ready to take your completed work to the next level. An appropriate frame protects as well as showcases your prized art piece. All work is done on site by trained and certified framers, with a combined 60 years of experience. As members of the Professional Picture Framers Association, these are the people to speak with for unusually shaped or giant, oversized pieces. If you can create it, Art Etc. can frame it. Same-day and rush service is available if you give the shop a call.
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