My Favorite Art Supply Stores
For a long time, Tacoma was without an arts supply store other than Michaels. Welcome Artist and Craftsman Supply at 616 St. Helens. Here you’ll find high quality pre-stretched canvas in a variety of sizes, superior paints and mediums, as well as supplies for the person who enjoys art as a hobby. Like most professional supply stores, they will create a professional account for you and not charge a sales tax.
Sadly, Artist Craftsman does not carry Utrecht, my preferred oil and acrylic paint. I can order it from Black Art Materials on Broadway in Seattle or make it a day, pick up my supplies, and take in the Frey or Seattle Art Museums.