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14 Best Art and Craft Stores in Melbourne That Will Help You on Your Artistic Journey

Art and craft stores are a dime a dozen these days, but finding one that’s perfect for your needs can be a challenge. If you’re an artist or crafter in Melbourne, then you’re in luck as there is no shortage of art supply stores Melbourne wide that cater to all levels of artists!

Whether you're a professional looking to achieve your artistic vision or are a beginner just starting to dabble in your creativity, we’ve got you covered with this list of the best art and craft stores in Melbourne.

This list includes everything from big art retailer stores to smaller, independent stores, so no matter what your budget is or what kind of supplies you’re looking for, you’re sure to find some Melbourne craft shops on our list that are perfect for you. 

So what are you waiting for? Time to get started on your artistic journey!

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Arts and Craft Shops Melbourne

1. Spotlight, Multiple Locations Melbourne Wide

Spotlight is an artists’ and crafters’ paradise. It started as a family run fabric stall at the Queen Victoria Market in the 1970’s and has grown from strength to strength ever since. 

There are now over one hundred stores Australia wide with thousands of products to choose from. Every store (including their online store) has an extensive range of art, craft and sewing supplies as well as homewares.

Spotlight, 1300 305 405

2. Riot Art & Craft, Online Store

If you're looking for Melbourne craft stores, look no further (and this one delivers to your door). Whether you're a first-time crafter or a long-time professional artist, Australia's largest art and craft supplies retailer, Riot Art & Craft is dedicated to supporting your passion for creation by providing you and the whole art community with the best art supplies to help you achieve your artistic vision. 

So, if you’re looking for some painting supplies, sculpting equipment, needlework tools, or activities for the kids, they’re one stop that’s sure to have everything you’ll need to fuel your creativity!

Riot Art & Craft, support@riot.com.au

3. Chapman & Bailey Art Shop, Abbotsford

Chapman & Bailey Art Shop are specialised in a bunch of artistic expertise and services but they’re also well versed in supplying customers with the finest artists materials such as canvases, stretcher frames, boards, art materials and more. 

They’re also the ones who introduced sustainable art materials in Australia and continue to make sure that they supply the artists of Melbourne with quality sustainable art materials in the most environmentally friendly way.

Chapman & Bailey Art Shop, 420 Johnston Street, Abbotsford +61 03 9417 7957, artmaterials@chapmanbailey.com.au

4. Art Shed, Moorabbin

The Art Shed is a vibrant Moorabbin art supplies store open seven days a week, ready to help you with any questions you may have about selecting the art supplies for your current or next art project. Their friendly staff are trained or practising artists so you can be sure that they’re more than well equipped to help you with your artistic needs.

Art Shed, 475 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin, +61 3 9551 9271, customerservice@artshedonline.com.au

Art Shed

5. St Kilda Art Supplies, Yarraville

St Kilda Art Supplies Melbourne is a lovely art store that offers high-quality art supplies, amazing service and artistic advice, along with professional canvas stretching.

St Kilda Art Supplies, 178 High St Level 1 Prahran Victoria 3181 Australia, +61 3 9939 7095

6. Melbourne Artists' Supplies, Brunswick

Melbourne Artists' Supplies offers a wide variety of art equipment and materials where even the pickiest of artists will find themselves leaving the store with an awesome deal or two and feeling completely satisfied with the artistic finds they got from the store that day.

This Brunswick art supplies shop can be found on Dawson Street and is open every Monday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Melbourne Artists' Supplies, 11 Dawson Street, Brunswick, +61 3 9387 1331, brunswick@melbourneartsupplies.com.au

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7. Senior Art Supplies, Frankston

Providing wonderful customer service as well as supplying everything from acrylics to oils, easels, brushes and more, is Senior Art Supplies – a fantastic art shop in Frankston that provides high quality products catering for the professional or the creative at heart. 

Senior Art Supplies, Shop 4/72 Dandenong Road West, Frankston, +61 3 9783 6044, info@seniorart.com.au

Senior Art Supplies

8. Arthouse Direct, Richmond

Offering an extensive range of art, graphic and craft supplies and materials for all artistic skill levels is retail art shop Arthouse Direct – an art and craft supplies Melbourne shop that provides a comprehensive range of art supplies and craft materials, including products sourced from all the leading art material manufacturers around the world. 

The store is one of Melbourne’s best one stop art shops and offers everything from art and craft materials for printmaking to modelling, 3D Art, and so much more.

Arthouse Direct, 43 Bridge Road, Richmond, +61 3 9428 1511, richmond@arthousedirect.com.au

Arthouse Direct

9. Deans Art, Preston, Collingwood & Brunswick

Melbourne art store, Deans Art supply has been serving the Melbourne community with the best art materials since they were first established in 1854. Since then, the shop has grown and there are three stores across Melbourne all with a large selection of art supplies for all of your creative needs.

Deans Art, 17-19 High St, Preston, +61 3 9485 9500, sales@deansart.com.au

Deans Art, 454 Smith St, Collingwood, +61 3 9419 6221, collingwood@deansart.com.au

Deans Art, 475 Sydney Rd, Brunswick,  +61 3 9388 9288, brunswick@deansart.com.au

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10. Eckersley's Art & Craft, Melbourne CBD, Hawthorn & Prahran

Whether you are an inspired artist or just dabbling in arts and crafts, you can count on online store Eckersley's Art & Craft to have anything and everything you’re looking for as they’re one of the largest fine art, craft and design supply retailers in Australia.

Eckersley's Art & Craft, 463 Swanston St Melbourne, +61 3 8539 3160, Swanston@eckersleys.com.au

Eckersley's Art & Craft, 654a Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, +61 3 9818 8222, hawthorn@eckersleys.com.au

Eckersley's Art & Craft, 120-126 Commercial Rd, Prahran, +61 3 9510 1418, prahran@eckersleys.com.au


11. Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies, Fitzroy

Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies is your go-to source for quality art materials for printmaking, drawing, painting, along with a wide range of quality canvases, linen material perfect for stretching, locally sourced stretcher bars, professionally assembled canvases, and more! The shop has been proudly serving artists in Melbourne for over 40 years, and has continuously been passionate about helping artists create their very best work.

Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies, 409 Gore St, Fitzroy, +61 3 9419 5949, sales@e-artstore.net

Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies

12. Barnes, Brunswick

Proud of being able to continuously provide the highest quality sculpting clays and waxes, mould making silicones and polyurethanes, epoxy resin, latex, gypsum, metal paints and patinas, as well as other casting materials to Australia, New Zealand and many other countries is Barnes – an art shop that is committed to offering their customers the best possible products and service and the place to be when searching for materials needed in prop making, special effects, model making, puppetry, costumes design, animation, cosplay, manufacturing, automotive, prototyping, engineering, mining and more.

Barnes, Hardwick Building, 459- 475 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, +61 3 8374 6650


13. Northcote Pottery Supplies, Brunswick East & Dandenong South

Looking for pottery materials? Look no further than Northcote Pottery Supplies where they sell the best quality pottery materials including clay, glazes, tools and kiln products.

Northcote Pottery Supplies also offers a wide range of short courses, workshops and masterclasses for those looking to learn more and develop their knowledge of ceramics and be inspired by the diversity of the medium.

Northcote Pottery Supplies, 142-144 Weston St, Brunswick East

Northcote Pottery Supplies, 6 Johnston Court, Dandenong South, 

+61 3 9387 3911, info@northcotepotterysupplies.com.au

Northcote Pottery Supplies

14. Wool Baa, Port Melbourne

If you're into knitting, then you have to check out Wool Baa – an upmarket Australian knitting yarn shop in Port Melbourne that has been supplying Melbourne with yarn for over fifteen years. 

Wool Baa, 350 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, +61 3 9645 1477 (Australia) / +61 3 9645 1477 (International), sales@woolbaa.com.au

Wool Baa

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