Before I go any further with this art store spotlight post, let me just start off by admitting to all of the following:
- I don’t currently reside in the States (That’s right, folks. I’m a Canuck!)
- I’m not a professional artist of any kind…
- …nor am I a fine arts student studying to become a professional artist OR an art school teacher
So one might presume I’m not exactly the best person to blog about Dick Blick Art Materials, the “premier art supply source for professional artists, students, and teachers“… with store locations spanning from the west coast to the east (except limited to being situated ONLY in the US!).
However, just because I’m Canadian doesn’t mean I’ve never been to a fine art supply store before. In fact, I regularly frequent the big-names in art supply stores that are similar in nature to Dick Blick in the US… except they’re the Canadian versions (e.g. Curry’s and DeSerres).
And just because I’m not a devoted fine arts professional, teacher or student… that doesn’t mean I’m not a die hard “art hobbyist!” If you’ve had the chance to visit the main page for the arts and crafts section of my Knitting & Purling blog, you’re likely aware of my huge passion and love for practically anything and everything artistic. And something you might not know about me is that I actually studied and majored in Art History at the University of Toronto!
(So perhaps that should give me a bit more credibility? What do you think?)
Whether hobbyist or pro artist… whatever you’d like to label it, I still appreciate quality art supplies and artist tools when I see them! And Dick Blick is definitely home to some of the best, top brand names in art materials.
And guess what? They may not prominently advertise or promote this… but Dick Blick actually sells craft supplies, too!
Sample Top Craft Departments at the Dick Blick Online Store
Have I successfully piqued your interest, yet? If you’re still considering shopping online at the Dick Blick Web store, perhaps the following stats would prove useful for you!
Dick Blick Art Materials Online Store
Site Description: “Serving artists with discount art supplies since 1911. Known for enormous selection, dependable savings, and fine customer service on thousands of in-stock art supplies!” -DickBlick.com
Category: Arts & Crafts > Showcased Craft Stores
Perks of Shopping at Dick Blick for Online Art Supplies and Craft Materials
- Free Shipping Policy: FREE Shipping on $160+ Orders! (Fine Print: Generally, free FedEx Best Value ground shipping via FedEx SmartPost OR FedEx @ Home Delivery over period of 3-9 days in the 48 contiguous United States on orders totaling $160 or more. Exceptions: Factory-direct shipments, international orders or deliveries to Alaska/Hawaii/Puerto Rico/US Territories & certain stocked art materials that need to be shipped by truck.)
- 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: Full Replacement or Refund on If You’re Not Completely Satisfied on the Quality of Your Purchased Merchandise! (Fine Print: Contact Blick customer service within 30-days of purchase. Returns due to damage, defective product or wrong item shipped will have to undergo reviews via Dick Blick’s Customer Service department. Customer may be responsible for return freight charges.)
- Free Catalog: Request One of the Following Free Dick Blick Art Catalogs Online (Fine Print: There is none! Catalog downloads are completely free of charge.)
- Free Lesson Plans: Attention, Art Teachers: Access FREE Lesson Plans & Teaching Ideas (Fine Print: There is none! Lesson downloads are completely free of charge.)
- New Product Additions Every Month: Discover New Products Added to Dick Blick’s Online Stock Availability Each Month! (Fine print: New products added every calendar month.)
- Top Arts & Crafts Supply Brands: Discover popular brand names you know and trust available for sale at Dick Blick (including Canson, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor, Strathmore & Xyron)
- Help with Gift Ideas: In search of a birthday gift idea that would spark your child’s creativity? Looking for the perfect anniversary present for your art school girlfriend? Get inspired with Dick Blick’s Curated Lists of Gift Idea Suggestions!
Seeking Dick Blick Art Supplies Store Locations?Not sure where a specific Dick Blick shop is located? Seeking the business info for a particular Dick Blick art store location? Hopefully this would bring value to you! Basically, I’ve curated this ultimate Dick Blick foursquare resource page, which lists out everything you need to know about each store’s contact info… or read reviews and discover tips left by other users who have frequented the stores.
Current Dick Blick Sale Offers
Last updated on May 11, 2012
- Current Dick Blick Promo Code: Grab the Latest Promo Code for Big Savings! (Fine Print: This is a limited time offer, with promo codes changing all the time. Check back regularly for new discounts!)
- Hot Deals of the Week: Save on New HOT Deals Every Week! (Fine Print: This is a limited time offer. No coupon codes are required. New sale products are added at special low prices every week, and weekly deal prices are guaranteed through until the Sunday of each week.)
- Featured Clearance Discounts: Up to 75% Off Featured Clearance Items! (Fine Print: This is a limited time offer, with featured clearance items changing all the time. Check back regularly for new discounts!)