THANK YOU for 70 YEARS! Please Shop with Local

Art Suppliers AND Supporters!

I wanted to take one last opportunity to reach out and say thanks to our loyal friends and customers of the last 70 years. It was a great run, and we are grateful to have made a difference in so many artists lives. One week before we closed I personally dropped off a customers pencil set who had shopped with us since the 1950's. Just one of many.


You can help keep the heart and soul of SWAINS alive by patronizing other locally owned and operated, independent art supply stores.


There are many to choose from and they are all owned and operated by people who love art and artists as much as we did. Your local shops help support many local arts programs that you don't even know about.


I have listed a number of great shops below, all operated by peers of mine in Southern California.


I hope to run into you at a future opening or show somewhere!

Karl - former Shopkeeper

Our friends Chris and Jenia own this very cool old school art supply shop in NoHo/Valley Village. Carter Sexton is the closest full-service art supply shop to our former location and they will be happy to order just about anything you need, just like SWAINS did. They're airbrush repair experts and have an awesome sculpting supply department too!


Carter Sexton


5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607



M-F: 9:00am-7:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Sunday: CLOSED


We Deliver!

$15 for the Valley




$20 for other areas

Downtown LA

Raw Materials Art Supplies


Orange County

Art Supply Warehouse


Culver City & Agoura Hills



Santa Barbara

Art Essentials