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Art Essentials - 5 Reviews - 32 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA - Toy Stores Reviews - Phone (805) 965-5456

Art Essentials

32 E Victoria St (at In Down Town Santa Barbara, around The Corner From The Granada Building)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(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 s...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 12/11/2012

Great store! Awesome customer service, always helpful and engaged and always happy to help! Management is top of the line; the place is always stocked, organized, and very clean. Lately it's looked better than ever before! more

Great Student Discount For You Budding Artists 5/2/2006

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.\r Don't forget to look for coupons in the local junk mail, there are some most weeks for at least 10-20% off supplies! more

Art Essentials 11/19/2005

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 more

Everything an art lover needs! 9/21/2005

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. more

Go artist! 7/30/2005

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. more

Art Essentials for the serious artist 7/22/2005

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 more
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Owner Message

  • Art Essentials Is a Full Service Art Supply Store Serving the Santa Barbara Area. We Sell a Complete Line Of Artist Materials.. * Complete Line Of Art Supplies* Oil Paint-Professional & Student Grade,Acrylics & Water Colors* Brushes* We Carry a Full Line of Stretched Canvas,Primed and Unprimed Rolls of Linen and Cotton,and Canvas Board* All Types & Grades of Fine Art Paper* Pastels & Oil Pastels* Pencils* Easels* Pens* Boards* Stretchers* So Much More
    *Winsor & Newton

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon Select-Select;Tue Select-Select;Wed Select-Select;Thu Select-Select;Fri Select-Select;Sat Select-Select;Sun 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
  • Neighborhoods:

    Santa Barbara Downtown