Art Essentials

★★★★☆
  • 32 E Victoria St

    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Cross street: In Down Town Santa Barbara, around The Corner From The Granada Building

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  • 805-965-5456

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Whether you need to wow them with your snazzy posterboard presentation in school or you are a professional artist in the local community that wants a new tool of the trade, this store has it all for your art needs. I always feel comfortable asking the friendly staff for help navigating the colorful and well merchandised retail space. I truly love the handmade special papers on racks toward the back of the store for making one of a kind gifts and wall art. Or embark on an archival project for your family photos and enlist the help of the staff to choose the perfect acid free set.
Don't forget to look for coupons in the local junk mail, there are some most weeks for at least 10-20% off supplies!

5
★★★★★

Whether you need to wow them with your snazzy posterboard presentation in school or you are a professional artist in the local community that wants a new tool of the trade, this store has it all for your art needs. I always feel comfortable asking the friendly staff for help navigating the colorful and well merchandised retail space. I truly love the handmade special papers on racks toward the back of the store for making one of a kind gifts and wall art. Or embark on an archival project for your family photos and enlist the help of the staff to choose the perfect acid free set.
Don't forget to look for coupons in the local junk mail, there are some most weeks for at least 10-20% off supplies!

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Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara on state street, this is your answer to the big box store craft store. With everything from art, crafts, woodworking, modeling supplies and so much more. Friendly atmosphere with that local feel in a large store with everything!

PROS: Large inventory
CONS: Higher prices, limited parking

4
★★★★☆

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara on state street, this is your answer to the big box store craft store. With everything from art, crafts, woodworking, modeling supplies and so much more. Friendly atmosphere with that local feel in a large store with everything!

PROS: Large inventory
CONS: Higher prices, limited parking

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Art Essentials is filled with everything an art lover needs. They have a great selection of papers, crafts for childrens, paints & brushes. Whenever I have any art project & need something obscure, they have it in stock. Will be glad when the new parking structure is complete. It is a little difficult getting there with all the construction.

3
★★★☆☆

Art Essentials is filled with everything an art lover needs. They have a great selection of papers, crafts for childrens, paints & brushes. Whenever I have any art project & need something obscure, they have it in stock. Will be glad when the new parking structure is complete. It is a little difficult getting there with all the construction.

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I know this store at first from my art teacher. She recommends this shop to me. She said that this shop is not as expensive as in SBCC bookstore. Yes, she is right. Moreover, as a student, we get 10 percent discount. Parking maybe a little bit hard in here but doesn't matter we can still walk. They provide art supply for everything from sketchbooks, acrylic, frame, easel. I care about the price and Art essential is a less expensive shop for artist supply.

5
★★★★★

I know this store at first from my art teacher. She recommends this shop to me. She said that this shop is not as expensive as in SBCC bookstore. Yes, she is right. Moreover, as a student, we get 10 percent discount. Parking maybe a little bit hard in here but doesn't matter we can still walk. They provide art supply for everything from sketchbooks, acrylic, frame, easel. I care about the price and Art essential is a less expensive shop for artist supply.

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ART Essentials is the sister store to Craft Essentials. The difference between the two is that ART ESSENTIALS is a store for the serious artist. (Craft Essentials is geared towards crafts, as the name suggests.) Art Essentials has every kind of canvas you can think of, every medium and their employees are happy to help you find what you need and tell you the best product for your projects. Located downtown on Victoria St with some parking right out front. Prices are competitive.

PROS: Has everything under the sun
CONS: some items priced a little high

4
★★★★☆

ART Essentials is the sister store to Craft Essentials. The difference between the two is that ART ESSENTIALS is a store for the serious artist. (Craft Essentials is geared towards crafts, as the name suggests.) Art Essentials has every kind of canvas you can think of, every medium and their employees are happy to help you find what you need and tell you the best product for your projects. Located downtown on Victoria St with some parking right out front. Prices are competitive.

PROS: Has everything under the sun
CONS: some items priced a little high

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