For the serious artist or Sunday painter, this place is great. The shop is tidy and well organized. You won't find a lot of bargain basement prices, but they make up for it with the wonderful selection and willingness to special order items for you.
The custom picture framing staff is very helpful and assisted me making a decision about framing my husband's graduate diploma. They did a great job for us.
They have a massive inventory of oil and acrylic paints in stock which I love to just walk through, admiring all the colors! This is a great place to go if you are more than a hobbyist, but less than an expert.
Bottomline: For more selection than Michael's, stop at Lyons!