Arts & Culture

Best Art Supply Stores In Atlanta

February 10, 2014 8:00 AM

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(Credit: Courtesy of http://www.samflaxsouth.com/)

(Credit: Courtesy of http://www.samflaxsouth.com/)

If you want to pick up a new hobby this year, or you just need new supplies for your usual crafting time, check out these stores. From the standard drawing materials to more unique Japanese supplies or knitting accessories, Atlanta has several local stores to help you get ready. Just stopping in to any of these stores will probably inspire you to take on a new challenge. Let us know if any of your favorites are missing from this list. 

Sam Flax
1745 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 352-7200
www.samflaxsouth.com

Described by some as a haven for art students, Sam Flax is known as a great spot to get all of your art supply needs at a discount. There are even occasional crafting classes on site, so check the website for specific class schedules. While at the shop, check out the furniture section and the second floor’s collection of special bargains. This is the stop in Atlanta for high-quality, reasonably priced art supplies. 

Art & Soul
4920 Roswell Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 303-9959
www.artandsoulpotterystudio.com

Art & Soul is a pottery studio that offers opportunities for a great girls’ night out, as well as plenty of art supplies. Whether you want to take a class or just purchase some pottery for your own projects, this is a perfect local business to explore. The classes allow you to bring your own drinks and snacks to make the evening full of silly fun. Whether your craft is pottery, mosaics, glass or woodworking, all of the supplies you need are available.

Washi Accents
1224 Converse Drive N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 233-1846
www.washiaccents.com

If you are in the market for Japanese crafting supplies, Washi Accents should be your first stop in Atlanta. It carries a wide variety of beautiful washi papers and kits for making washi eggs and other crafts. The couple who runs the store is friendly and eager to help with your particular needs. You can also find a range of different rubber stamps and information on the art of Japanese flower arranging. 

Related: Best Ceramics Classes For Adults In Atlanta

The School Box
4073 LaVista Road, Suite 359 
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 414-9686 
www.shop.schoolbox.com

Started by a first-grade teacher from Marietta and her husband, The School Box has become one of Georgia’s largest retailers of school and art supplies. You will find art supplies available in bulk through the retail store and online. There is a full range of drawing supplies and crafting kits. Stop in or check out the website for all of your basic educational and artistic needs. 

Needle Nook
2165 Briarcliff Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-0068
www.needlenookatlanta.com

If your crafting needs run toward knitting, you will want to check out the Needle Nook on Briarcliff Road. While it is not terribly impressive or imposing when viewed from the street, it contains a fantastic collection of yarns and knitting supplies inside. The staff is known to be warm and welcoming without being overwhelming. It’s a great place to stop in before beginning your next project. 

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Keely Herrick is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on

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