Based in the San Francisco Bay Area we’re a small creative group designing art supply essentials at great prices so that we can all afford to make art part of every day.
Art Alternatives launched in 2000 and specializes in art surfaces including over 350 sizes and styles of canvas and panels, as well as black books and 1000+ other creative tools and supplies.
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We love hearing from you on what products/suppliers we should bring into our shop.
If we can't source a particular item, we'll do our best to find a suitable substitute.
No matter how busy it gets, we all pitch in to get orders out the door.
Don't risk over-ordering trying to reach a high supplier minimum.
Offer a wider selection for a lower buy-in.
See your reservations, order history and stock levels as you shop so you don't accidentally double-up.
Get what you need when you need it. Reduce risk, increase turnover and profit by replenishing your stock in smaller increments.
Receive your order faster from a company already in Canada, with discounted shipping on all orders.
We handle the exchange so you won't get gouged with fees by your credit card company.
We stay ahead of customs, brokerage and exchange fees to provide a flat wholesale cost in CAD.
Expect a greater emphasis on you as an individual customer. Speak to a real person instantly, or receive a quick e-mail or text response.Learn more