Cottage Grove, OR
If you need paint, brushes, pencils, paper, canvas and just about everything else needed to start your own art and design company, the University of Oregon Book store is one stop shoppers dream. Hell, you can even find the artists to staff your project. However, if you need Gold oil paint, good luck!
I recommend the UofO Book store for anyone that lives in Eugene. They have great prices, friendly staff and you usually can get a good look at young artists. I love school!
PROS: Great prices with regular specials.
CONS: Little to no parking, keep an eye out for students wondering in the road.
I first walked into the F&T last week. Being the Tattooed, paint covered 26 year old kid, I expected to be ignored. To my surprise, I was greeted like a long lost friend. Not only do they have great prices on canvas, they will order items that this local artist requested. Personally, a couple extra dollars is worth buying from these guys! They even offered to show some of my paintings at the next art walk.
If you are interested in viewing some great pieces of Art, I highly recommend giving F&T a call for most of your art supply business.
PROS: Friendly, close and considerate
CONS: Oil paint is a little expensive, but Gas to Eugene is even more!