Walk into Art Materials on Lyndale and you'll sense a creative energy that hangs in the air. Maybe it's the 12,000 square feet of supplies, or maybe it's the staff who will go out of their way to make sure you've got just the right tool for your project. Of course, the store boasts all the traditional mediums from clay and paint to tile and pencils, but it's also got specialized fountain pens and drawing utensils that will enamor even the most expert illustrators and calligraphers. Don't forget to peek at the enormous selection of beautiful handmade paper with dried flowers, curlicued natural fibers, and opalescent finishes fit for wedding invitations or friendly letters. With two locations in Minneapolis and a great online shop, they make it easy to find everything you need for your next big masterpiece. Once you visit Art Materials, you'll realize there's a reason this place has been around for more than 50 years.