The funky, dark warehouse feel of this treasured art shop in Berkley is made bright by the incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff who eagerly point you to unique materials you just can't find at one of the more corporate art supply chains. While you're likely to come in for a quick purchase, don't be surprised if you find yourself at a standstill an hour later, lost in an inspiring assortment of fine papers, unique-size drawing pads, and art utensils you never knew you needed. Where else can you pick up a sketchbook in which each piece of paper boasts a different color and texture, sure to delight your imagination? Staffers give the impression that they have all the time in the world to help you collect everything you'll need to create your masterpiece — if you're an artist in experimentation mode who happens to be seeking something extra special for a project, there's no better place to turn.
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