Looking to score art supplies?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top art supply hot spots in Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re in the market for art supplies.
Now’s your chance to check out the latest popular spots, since consumer spending at retail and wholesale businesses tends to rise in February in the Berkeley area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses get more customer reviews. Daily spending at Berkeley-area retail and wholesale businesses last year rose by 16% in February over the month before.
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1. Artist & Craftsman Supply
Topping the list is an outpost of the Artist & Craftsman Supply chain. Located at 2573 Shattuck Ave. (between Blake and Parker streets), the toy store and hobby shop, which offers art supplies and more, is the highest-rated business of its kind in Berkeley, boasting 4.5 stars out of 110 reviews on Yelp.
2. Blick Art Materials
Blick Art Materials, a member of the chain located at 1360 10th St. (between Gilman and Camelia streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the hobby shop, which offers art supplies and more, four stars out of 145 reviews.
3. Stained Glass Garden
Check out Stained Glass Garden, which has earned four stars out of 39 reviews on Yelp. You can find the interior design spot, which offers art supplies and art classes, at 1800 Fourth St. (between Hearst Avenue and Virginia Street).