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    Question Art store in NYC?

    Hi folks, I'm going to New York soon and I wonder if anyone knows of a good art supply store on Manhattan. I'm looking to buy some Prismacolor colored pencils and perhaps some Copic markers if they're available somewhere. Preferably with good prices as well
    Any tips are welcome!
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    Pearl Paint, Canal and Mercer (the biggest in the city, and probably your best bet)
    Utrecht, Fourth Ave between 11th and 12th
    New York Central, Third Ave between 10th and 11th


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    I absolutley hate Pearl though... everyone really seems to not want to work there, never a smile. HOWEVER, on Bond street and Broadway you got the best, Blick art materials, always great deals, not as big as Pearl, but very nice, and friendly staff. the usual gaggle of Utrecht's too, one on 9th and 4th i think, and one on 23rd between 8th and 7th. New York art supplies is on um mm.... 8 th and 3rd? I cant remember exactly. I'm an art store junkie by the way.

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    Avoid Utrecht like the plague.. if you shop there at the very least stay away from Utrecht brand.. worst supplies I ever had.

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    Pearl Paint, Canal and Mercer (the biggest in the city, and probably your best bet)
    Seconded..

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    Thanks a bunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Avoid Utrecht like the plague.. if you shop there at the very least stay away from Utrecht brand.. worst supplies I ever had.
    I've always been happy with Utrecht's own brand for oil paints and brushes.


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    I prefer this art store "da Vinci Art Supply". There's one on 20th street between 6th and 7th avenue, and one on 23rd between 3rd and Lexington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Pearl Paint, Canal and Mercer (the biggest in the city, and probably your best bet)
    Utrecht, Fourth Ave between 11th and 12th
    New York Central, Third Ave between 10th and 11th
    Where is Mercer?

    Also Elwell, why did the Pearl Arts at SVA close down? I was volunteering at the thrift shop right across the street and I used to go there, and then a week or two later it was gone. Utrecht was nice, until I saw that everything there was more expensive than the da Vinci Art Supply 2 blocks away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlameDragon View Post
    Also Elwell, why did the Pearl Arts at SVA close down? I was volunteering at the thrift shop right across the street and I used to go there, and then a week or two later it was gone. Utrecht was nice, until I saw that everything there was more expensive than the da Vinci Art Supply 2 blocks away.
    I expect SVA wanted the space for their computer store, so they didn't renew the lease. That's only a guess, though, I don't have any inside info.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FlameDragon View Post
    I prefer this art store "da Vinci Art Supply". There's one on 20th street between 6th and 7th avenue, and one on 23rd between 3rd and Lexington.

    da vinici art supply is great, i bought some art supplies there, it's cheaper than pearl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklyndude326 View Post
    da vinici art supply is great, i bought some art supplies there, it's cheaper than pearl.
    Yeah it's a very new store, they said they only opened up the year or so before. They purposely try to undersell the competitors, seeing as how their prices are quite low. The exact same leadholder at Utrecht would have cost about $2 lower at da Vinci.

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    The Pearl near Utrect is replaced by a small Da vinci, bob works there, hes a great guy, knows his shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    New York Central, Third Ave between 10th and 11th
    This is my personal favorite. HUGE paper selection, unique sketchbooks, and high quality brushes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    I've always been happy with Utrecht's own brand for oil paints and brushes.
    Used them for sketchbooks and paper during my freshmen year... Stuff is absolute junk. Paints were fine. Though their stretched canvas was no good either. But i guess thats what I get for using pre-stretched, making it from scratch is so much more rewarding.

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