BEST ART SUPPLIES
Thanks to the Twin Cities' numerous art school programs and graphic design firms, we're blessed with many well-stocked art supply stores. But the one that best combines pleasant quarters with a well-chosen inventory is Uptown's Art Materials. This store has all the oils, charcoals, canvases, pencils, and portfolios you need, as well as the framing expertise to immortalize your creations in a fitting manner. You'll also find Umbra frames, quirky Kikkerland desk accessories, greeting cards, craft kits for kids, and an impressive selection of pens—from old-school Mont Blanc fountain pens to funky, hot-pink Plexiglas ballpoints.