Thank you for visiting the Blaines Art website. Blaines has been a locally owned retailer for over 66 years. At Blaines we are all about YOU and YOUR ART! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to assist you with your art supply needs, custom picture framing, children’s and adult art classes and workshops seven days a week. We eat, sleep and drink art and visual expression. All of our staff are accomplished artisans in their own varying media types. Each one brings their own personal treasure trove of experience to every interaction with the customer. We carry hundreds of brands, from artist-grade to student grade to children’s supplies and everything in between. We welcome special orders. If we don’t have it, we can get it (assuming it is available). Because we know that artists are hands-on visual people, we make sure to have our products available to touch, try and compare (try doing that online.)
Blaines also has a wonderful full-service Coffee bar featuring Steam Dot coffees. There is plenty of seating outside on the patio when the weather is nice. Or if it’s not so nice, have a seat in “Coppers Corner” and enjoy a hot (or cold) cup of caffeinated goodness indoors.
Because no business is an island Blaines recognizes the need to support the community that supports us. We make donations to and provide resources for local 501(c)(3) charities too numerous to mention. If you have an art or education related event coming up and you are looking for support, we want to hear from you.
It has always been Blaines philosophy to promote the artists in our community any way we can. As a result of this dedication to emerging and established artists, we have reinstated our First Friday openings and art exhibits here at the store. Each month we feature an artist or group of artists by hanging a show. For many of our artist customers, this is their first opportunity to hang a professional show and offers a much needed first line on their art resume.
Alaska is home to a great many working artists and hobbyists they deserve a topnotch professional art supply retailer to support their work. I would put Blaines up against any store in the lower 48 for selection and price. We are truly your local art supply retailer and are proud to serve you… now, and for many years to come.