The Leagues Fine Art Supply Store in New York
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New York, New York County, New York, US
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I am new to everything watercolor and read that the League was the place to shop for quality supplies. Mr. James Russell, who manages the shop, spent a lot of time showing me the difference between various brushes - Kolinsky vs. synthetics, and I ended up purchasing a high end sable and moderately priced synthetic. I had many questions; he didnt have to spend as much time with me as he did. I was from out of town and looking to invest in a few quality tools and walked out the door with a small bundle of supplies for my short stay in NYC. I was glad that Mr. Russell suggested enrolling in a water color class when I got back home. I saw Mr. Russells suggestion as a source of inspiration, as opposed to another customer in a previous post who took offense at the suggestion that he might benefit from expanding his artistic endeavors through continuing education. The shop is located in the lobby of an esteemed art institution! The people who work there are artists who want to encourage participation in the arts! This should not come as a shock to anyone. I am in the medical profession and welcomed the advice of a professional artist.The shop is small and you are not going to be bombarded with rows of miscellaneous or novelty art paraphernalia. On the contrary, you will find varying tiers of art essentials. Student and professional grade products line the shelves - the same products recommended by instructors. If you have questions and feel intimidated about products, the people there are lovely and want to help you find tools that suit your needs. I had a great experience and hope you will too. Thank you, Mr. Russell!
This place may seem unimpressive at first but dont be discouraged by its size. It is a shanty store, cramped, but its the sweet atmosphere provided by its quirky staff that makes the crowded place really manageable. Accompanied by pleasant music and pleasanter young staff, its easy to make this place a frequent little stop.Theyve got all your essential art necessities and probably everything else. From gouache to watercolors, various papers and various pens, theyve got it for you. Dont be afraid to ask anything, as it might be hard to find something specific in such a small area stacked with so many products. A worker is happy to help! Whenever Im in the city, Ill know to swing by here!
This is a pretty small art supply store in the art school. Go inside and it’s ahead on the left. They manage to cram a very respectable amount of supplies in there, though. And the people who worked there were friendly and knowledgeable about their products. I bought a small 3-pack of 5x7” Gessobords, and I thought they were a decent price at $8 and change. If I lived in the city, I would definitely shop here as needed. I asked them if they carried any Rosemary Brushes, and I appreciated that they let me know where I could find them. They noted that only suppliers with a special pricing agreement with them could offer them at a decent price...I think that’s nice that they’re cost-conscious. Some art shops act like money is no object, and that’s not a realistic situation for most artists. I also took a moment to go upstairs to see the art gallery for the school on the 2nd floor. It was fun and I probably only spent about 10 minutes doing that.
Best of category supplies, wide selection of the best brands across all mediums. I like shopping at the League because the instructors who are the most knowledgeable of artists implicitly endorse the products because they send us to this store to buy our supplies. Very reasonably priced. Best of is my bottom line.
I paint at the league and I often find myself restraining the urge to run down to shop or browse. The personnel are very friendly and knowledgeable and the inventory is well-stocked and accessible. The store is cozy and warm and a good place to think about what youre purchasing. Highly recommended.
The ASL Supply Store is simply great! It has a good selection of the basics all artists need - pencils, paper, paints, mediums, grounds (oil and acrylic), brushes, sculpture tools, and much more. But most importantly, the items are very reasonably priced. One of my favorite recent discoveries there is the KUM pencil sharpener, that sells for about $4.50 at the League Store, and about $8. elsewhere. Its certainly worth $8., but I love that I can get this two step process sharpener - that works perfectly for both mechanical lead pencils as well as wooden ones, and even includes extra blades - so inexpensively that I can afford to buy some for my artist friends too.The help is very good, and the diversity of supplies in a rather small space is amazing. The League smocks are handy, and the plaster casts of the features (eyes, nose, lips and ears, based on Michaelangelos David sculpture) are well made and very reasonably priced (about $30.)I cant say enough good things for the League store. It is really a boon for artists in the city, not just students at the League (I am a former student, like almost everyone else).
Ive been shopping at the League Store for years; its one of the last, small, independent stores anywhere. It doesnt have everything an artist could want, but packed into the small space is an amazing assortment of stuff. I usually find everything I want, and it supports the League as well...
“Hi, I’m a total newbie in regard to in-““ARE YOU ENROLLED IN A CLASS???”“-ks .... no, I’m not?”“WELL WHY NOT!?”This was followed by a pontificating, condescending, and honestly pretentious, lecture about beginning as an artist ... because the guy chose not to listen to the *entire* question, from a guy who just wanted to ask about Copic pens, and the like, for exploring something fun with Inktober.I will never waste my time in here again.
Total reviews rating 4.2
74 Reviews for The Leagues Fine Art Supply Store 2023:
I was asked for a vaccination card in order to shop in the art supply store. Not sure if the people in charge of putting up these ridiculous rules are in touch with the reality…but not only the mask mandates are lifted in New York, but it’s an absolute discrimination to require a medical record from someone who was merely looking to access the retail shop. The section about Inclusion and Diversity shouldn’t even exist on their website…
Wonderful man that works at the store! Passionate, friendly and very talkative!! Great selection of art supplies on the go!
Still asking for vaccination cards here…makes no sense to me…but hey it’s your business. I think is discrimination specially after the mandates have been lifted state wide.
I make it a point never to shop here. Jerrys Artarama is more then half off everything online. I will never shop here again in a coat check closet boutique run by angry bitter jerks. Im so glad Im done with this dump of an organization. Over priced and over rated store, school, staff, members etc. Every button head there is brain washed and drank the koolaid. This is NOT a real art school and NOT a real art store. That institute died decades ago with fraud, theft and zero talent trash. Good luck peddling chinese pencils.
Its very disgusting when someone asks you for your personal medical information to enter a building. How did this organization become so fascistic?
Its not fair!!!! I wish I live next to this place...I The Leagues Fine Art Supply Store not to go to my The Leagues Fine Art Supply Store.
Had that pencil sharpener I needed and at a better price than Amazon, thank you!
Great for sudden needs like running out of museum board or Emerald Green paint.
Rude unexperienced costumer services. very small shop. i wasted my time in this shop
I intentionally went to this store over a Blick that was closer to me because it wasnt a chain. I bought over $100 worth of canvas stretchers, and dealt with the young clerk and the store manager at the time. Less than a week later, I called inquiring if I could not return, but merely exchange, some of the canvas stretchers for different sizes. Despite this being an approximately 15x20ft independent art store, because I no longer had my receipt, I would not be able to exchange the items. Not a world tragedy, but just shameful honestly. So much for wanting to work with the smaller stores.