Art Supply Store
Our non-profit, service-based supply store is one of the few physical shops in the Washington, DC area where you can walk in and buy artists’ materials. Our store is special because our store employees are knowledgeable, working artists who are ready and willing to guide you through your purchases.
As a service to our students, members, and supporters, supplies and materials requested by Art League instructors are sold here.
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA
Find us on the second floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, around the corner from the School Office.
Hours of Operation
Please note that the store may close for lunch, if there is only one staff person on duty. The Art League is closed on Thanksgiving, December 25, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.
Current Days and Times
Wednesday – Sunday:
11 am – 5 pm
Please Note: our hours of operation are subject to change. Please check our website before planning your visit.
- Face masks mandatory
- 6ft distancing required
- No more than one customer, or one customer with companion, permitted at a time
- Temperature check required
- Counter shield in place for checkout
- Card transactions are encouraged
Most teachers have copies of their supply lists on file in The Art League Store. We recommend that you shop early to avoid the rush. Most classes begin work the first day, so bring any supplies you have to your first class.
Due to limited staff and large enrollment, we are unable to mail, email, fax, or read supply lists over the phone.
As a non-profit organization, The Art League sells supplies at a discounted rate to League members and students. The Store makes every effort to stock items requested by Art League teachers, as well as other popular materials for the fine artist.
Please understand that the store operates primarily as a mission-based service to our teachers, students, and members, rather than simply a retail component of The Art League.
The Art League Store offers shrink-wrapping services to Art League students and members. Prices range from $2.45 for 14″ x 14″ to $13.00 for 34″ x 48″.
Artwork dropped off by 4:00 pm Thursday will be ready for pick-up Saturday morning.
All items intended for shrink wrap must be mounted with suitable backing board and be ready for wrapping at the time they are presented to the store personnel. Backing should be at least the size of the mat or larger, and rigid enough to hold the plastic film after it is shrunk. (Corrugated cardboard can bend.) We recommend foam core.
Those items destined for the Bin Gallery must be accompanied by the proper stickers and identified as items to be delivered to the Gallery. Please remember to follow Gallery guidelines for professional presentation of all
If you have any questions regarding shrink wrap, feel free to call the store at 703-548-8127.
Stained Glass Store
Our glass store will be open for Fall 2020 in person classes.
Please contact our Supply Store if you wish to arrange a purchase/pickup of glass materials.
We sell glass sheets in a wide array of sizes and colors, foil, solder, bevels, bevel clusters, grinders and tools of every kind — all at discounted prices.
Glass Store Location
305 Madison St., Alexandria, VA
Note: this location is currently closed.
The Stained Glass Store is in The Art League’s Madison Annex at 305 Madison Street, across from our stained glass classroom.
To find it from the 305 Madison Street entrance, follow the hallway to your left and turn right at the staircase. From the 808 Fairfax Street entrance, follow the hallway straight ahead, and the store is on your left when you reach the sculpture classroom.
Glass Store Hours
Note: the glass store will be open for Fall 2020 in person classes.
7 – 9:30 pm
7 – 9:30 pm
1 – 3:30 pm