Whether you’re searching for the perfect paint to complete that ongoing masterpiece or just want some craft materials to keep the kids entertained, Manchester has plenty to offer for the budding creatives among us. 


Part of a nationally respected chain CASS Art carries high-end art supplies with a competitive price tag. Every member of staff is an artist themselves so it is the perfect place to head if you need a bit of advice on what will be best for your project or as a gift for an arty friend.

55-57 Oldham Street, Manchester, M11JR
Fred Aldous

Founded in Manchester 130 years ago and a stalwart of the high street ever since Fred Aldous is the place to go if you need a bit of everything, stocking an eclectic array of supplies from oil paints to sewing supplies and even the materials for making stained glass. 

37 Lever St, Manchester M1 1LW
M24 Arts

Based out in Middleton, M24 Arts is dedicated to supporting arts and crafts education throughout Greater Manchester. They sell everything a beginner artist could need and offer exclusive discounts via their group membership scheme, perfect for youth arts groups or even Scout or Guide troops looking to complete their crafting badges.

7 Lodge St, Middleton, Manchester M24 6AA

For the more unconventional artist SuspectPackage stock street art supplies such as dabbers and spray cans from a variety of brands. They also carry art and photography books that celebrate city art and graffiti. A stone’s throw from Ashburys Train Station they have both a material shop and a fully stocked eBay store for quick and easy ordering.

12 Vaughan Street Industrial Estate, West Gorton, Manchester M12 5BT
The Works Manchester

With over five hundred stores across the country, The Works is renowned as the staple value art supply store that also offers books and magazines. Perfect for picking up a few bits to keep the kids busy, they have everything from canvas and sketchbooks to oil paints and fine liners, all at low prices.

Unit 172/172a Halle Mall, Arndale Centre, Manchester M4 2HU
Tue 19 Apr
Estelle Ball
Published on:
Tue 19 Apr 2022