Happy October Everyone!

Now that many of us visual art students are en route to beginning our independent projects, I figured it’s time to post a feature on my top five places to purchase and gather supplies for art making.


Address: 62 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Phone:(212) 473-7705

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8:30-6:15pm

Student Discount: 10%!

This has to be my favorite place to purchase supplies and materials. They have everything here, the materials are inexpensive and they offer a 10% student discount. Be warned though, when busy, the place can be very tight for space. Nonetheless, every time I’ve gone for a visit an associate has proven to be very helpful.


Address: 510 E 13th St # A, New York, NY 10009

Phone:(212) 529-0628

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 12:00-7:00pm

Student Discount: 10%!

Painters looking for that perfect shade of red, or seeking to experiment with metallic paints and glitters, Guerra Paint and Pigment is the place to be. I was recommended by my painter to swing by and take a gander at the paints and pigments. It was love at first sight. Luckily I was the only customer browsing and was able to watch a couple of demos and ask as many questions as I wanted to on mixing pigments. I left Guerra with a bag of Liquid Gold and Black Cat glitter, c’est la vie. The only downside to Guerra is that alas, they only sell paint and pigment.


Address: 308 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013

Phone:(212) 431-7932

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-7:00pm, Saturday: 10:00-7:00pm, Sunday : 10:00-6:00pm

Student Discount: 10%!

Although I haven’t had the opportunity to drop by Pearl Paint, I’ve heard nothing but good things. I’ve been told that staff is friendly and does a fantastic job providing great customer service–and don’t let the title deceive you, Pearl Paint has a variety of materials and supplies. The store is five floors and has a description of what is on each floor in the stairway. This place is next on my list of places to go.


Address: 237 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Phone:(212) 675-8699

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-8:00pm, Saturday: 10:00-7:00pm, Sunday : 10:00-6:00pm

Student Discount: No, but if you sign up for a free loyalty rewards card you get 10% off full price items


Address: 1 Bond St  New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 533-2444

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-8:00pm, Saturday: 10:00-7:00pm

Student Discount: No, but if you sign up for a free loyalty rewards card you get 10% off full price items.

Utrecht and DickBlick are conveniently located near program housing, and the hours are reasonable as well. Unfortunately, they don’t really offer student discounts, but instead offer loyalty card that you can sign up for for F R E E! They have plenty of materials and can be helpful as well.


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