who we are
iamart is a coalition of independent, locally-owned art-materials stores committed to helping artists of all experience levels succeed by helping them purchase the best supplies for their individual needs.
Owners and employees at iamart stores are artists and community leaders with a personal interest in the vitality of their local arts communities. iamart stores help sustain strong creative communities by providing the selection, personalized service, and product information that local artists use and request.
iamart stores are essential resources to the communities they serve. They support and promote local artists, arts organizations, and educators. Many offer classes, workshops, demonstrations, and other events. iamart stores offer more than supplies — they're a source of inspiration, encouragement, and knowledge for creating art!
find an iAMart store near you
Tired of impersonal big-box chains and internet giants? Shop where you're valued as a customer and respected as an artist! There are more than thirty locally owned, independent iamart member stores across North America.
If there's not an iamart-affiliated store in your area, you can shop online at websites marked with the shopping cart icon.
Endeavours & ThinkPlay
412 Queen St
1025 Photo Ave
Forstall Art Center
402 Palisades Blvd
San Clemente Art Supply
1531 North El Camino Real
Santa Barbara Art Essentials
32 East Victoria St
Kailua - Kona
Akamai Art Supply
73-4976 Kamanu St, #108
Ziegler Art & Frame
6 North Lewis Ave
Merion Art & Repro Center
17 West Lancaster Ave
201 Frazier Ave, Unit C
Daniel Smith Stores
4150 First Ave South
iamart negotiates discounts, rebates, shipping terms, and payment terms that enable retail members to source products more conveniently and offer more competitive prices to our customers. As a volunteer-run organization, members are actively involved in communicating with vendors to build and maintain relationships that meet our needs as independent small businesses.
iamart stores also provide an invaluable network of information and support. It's good to have friends in the industry!
To apply for membership, a store must:
- sell fine-art materials as its primary business
- have been in business as a brick-and-mortar retailer for a minimum of three years
- be in good standing with suppliers
- have no more than three physical retail locations
- be sponsored for membership by a member store
To inquire about becoming an iamart member, contact our Membership Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doing business with iamart stores is an opportunity to form mutually rewarding long-term relationships with more than thirty established stores across North America.
Member stores are diverse in size, location, and customer makeup, yet united in the goal of providing the best quality, value and service to their customers. Owners and managers have direct contact with their customers and are closely connected to daily business operations. This level of owner involvement enables iamart stores to act promptly on purchasing decisions that are informed by current consumer interests. Members are established retailers with track records of sound business practices and leadership in the art-materials industry.
To inquire about doing business with iamart stores, contact our Vendor Chair: email@example.com.