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I just moved to New York, where can I find cheap art supplies?

Asked by shockvalue (5800points) August 21st, 2008 from iPhone

I’m in the chelsa district but the metro can take me anywhere so location doesn’t really matter.

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ezraglenn's avatar

Pearl Paint, on Canal Street and Broadway. I went there all the time in highschool. Take the NQRW or 456 or JMZ (or 1, A, C, or E, but it’s a short walk) to Canal Street. It’s like art mecca. The prices can’t be beat and they give students 10% off. (I also have a tax free card there, but shhhh)

BronxLens's avatar

Blick Art Materials
Located at 1–5 Bond Street. That’s 1 block north of Bleecker, between Broadway & Lafayette St. (you can take the #6 subway to Bleecker and then walk). Make sure to sign up for their free members’ card so you get a discount on every purchase + mail discount coupons. I just received one for 40% off a single item, good from 8/22— to 9/7. It’s yours if you want it (consider it a Welcome-to-NYC-gift LoL)

jjd2006's avatar

I don’t know where you can find cheap art supplies, but there’s nothing on earth like your first few months of living in New York! Live it up! Enjoy the City!

crisedwards's avatar

Hardware store. No kidding. Most art supplies are WAY overpriced. Try your hardware store. Instead of a paint knife, get a 30 cent putty knife. Etc.

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