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Whether you're a hot glue gun pro like Mr. Kate or a Millenial Martha Stewart like Mrs. Pinterest goddess Emily Schuman, LA is clearly a mecca of crafty and cool creative types. To help inspire your next stylish DIY project (hello, Halloween?), we've rounded up the best suppliers for flexing your artistically-inclined muscles.

From where to stock up on the prettiest papers from India to a one-stop shop housing supplies for every hobby imaginable, check out eight arts and crafts supply stores beyond the usual big-box suspects. Feel free to chime in at the comments section if we missed your fave.

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1. Artist & Craftsman Supply

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1660 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 274-8000
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You might pick up a new hobby or two at this employee-owned art supply chain, where artists of all types and skill levels (including hot glue gun pros like Mr. Kate) can pick up merch for painting, drawing, printmaking, woodworking, knitting, sculpting, kid's arts, and other crafty activities. [Photo]

2. Blick Art Materials

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11531 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-1416
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Frequent sales, a whopping selection of brands, clean and well-organized aisles, and knowledgeable staff are just a few reasons why this national chain's many LA locations are one-stop art supply shops. Whether you're a budding street artist, intermediate mosaic maker, or professional oil painter, Blick probably has what you need. [Photo]

3. Blue Rooster Art Supplies

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1718 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-9471
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Don't underestimate this compact designer-frequented shop in Los Feliz. Painters of every persuasion (from traditional oil masters to graffiti artists), illustrators, and other hands-on creatives can pick up various types of brushes, inks, canvases, papers, and more supplies from Blue Rooster's tightly-curated selection of wares. [Photo]

4. Continental Art Supplies

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7041 Reseda Blvd
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 345-1044
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Art and design majors at nearby CSUN flock to this local art supply shop, which has an entire second floor dedicated to specialty papers. The shop—which offers hands-on classes—also recently expanded its "urban arts" department, where artists will find spray paints alongside classic supplies for painting, drawing, sculpting, and other arts. [Photo]

5. Graphaids

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3030 LA Cienega Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 204-1212
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You can't miss this Culver City art supply emporium, thanks to its Retna x El Mac mural in the front and David Flores's technicolor Dali mural in the back. Inside, explore what Luv Aj designer Amanda Thomas called a craftster's version of CVS: "they carry the coolest art supplies, from a rainbow of spray paint, every color Gelly Roll pen you could imagine, pre-cut stencils, gorgeous notepads...you can't go in without spending $100." [Photo]

6. Kit Kraft

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12109 Ventura Pl
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 509-9739
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In addition to model planes, trains, and automobiles, this hobby shop stocks supplies for every type of DIY project imaginable, from dollhouse miniatures and molding accessories to motor gears and glitter for every color of the rainbow. [Photo]

7. Moskatel's

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733 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 689-4830
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DIY brides, designers, and other crafty industry insiders flock to this massive Michaels-owned warehouse in the heart of DTLA's flower district for scrapbooking supplies, party decor, mason jars in bulk, candles, faux florals, and so much more at budget-friendly prices. [Photo]

8. Top's Art Supplies

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3447 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 382-8229
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For nearly 30 years, this mom-and-pop shop in K-Town has supplied fashion designers and aficionados of Asian arts. On top of hosting regular sales on canvases (up to 70% off!), the specialty supply shop stocks items like Copic markers, sewing notions and pattern-making supplies, Chinese calligraphy brushes, pretty papers from India, NT cutters from Japan, and even accessories for K-12 science projects and dioramas (miniature California missions, anyone?). [Photo]

1. Artist & Craftsman Supply

1660 S LA Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
You might pick up a new hobby or two at this employee-owned art supply chain, where artists of all types and skill levels (including hot glue gun pros like Mr. Kate) can pick up merch for painting, drawing, printmaking, woodworking, knitting, sculpting, kid's arts, and other crafty activities. [Photo]
1660 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

2. Blick Art Materials

11531 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Frequent sales, a whopping selection of brands, clean and well-organized aisles, and knowledgeable staff are just a few reasons why this national chain's many LA locations are one-stop art supply shops. Whether you're a budding street artist, intermediate mosaic maker, or professional oil painter, Blick probably has what you need. [Photo]
11531 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

3. Blue Rooster Art Supplies

1718 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Don't underestimate this compact designer-frequented shop in Los Feliz. Painters of every persuasion (from traditional oil masters to graffiti artists), illustrators, and other hands-on creatives can pick up various types of brushes, inks, canvases, papers, and more supplies from Blue Rooster's tightly-curated selection of wares. [Photo]
1718 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

4. Continental Art Supplies

7041 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335
Art and design majors at nearby CSUN flock to this local art supply shop, which has an entire second floor dedicated to specialty papers. The shop—which offers hands-on classes—also recently expanded its "urban arts" department, where artists will find spray paints alongside classic supplies for painting, drawing, sculpting, and other arts. [Photo]
7041 Reseda Blvd
Reseda, CA 91335

5. Graphaids

3030 LA Cienega Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
You can't miss this Culver City art supply emporium, thanks to its Retna x El Mac mural in the front and David Flores's technicolor Dali mural in the back. Inside, explore what Luv Aj designer Amanda Thomas called a craftster's version of CVS: "they carry the coolest art supplies, from a rainbow of spray paint, every color Gelly Roll pen you could imagine, pre-cut stencils, gorgeous notepads...you can't go in without spending $100." [Photo]
3030 LA Cienega Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

6. Kit Kraft

12109 Ventura Pl, Studio City, CA 91604
In addition to model planes, trains, and automobiles, this hobby shop stocks supplies for every type of DIY project imaginable, from dollhouse miniatures and molding accessories to motor gears and glitter for every color of the rainbow. [Photo]
12109 Ventura Pl
Studio City, CA 91604

7. Moskatel's

733 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
DIY brides, designers, and other crafty industry insiders flock to this massive Michaels-owned warehouse in the heart of DTLA's flower district for scrapbooking supplies, party decor, mason jars in bulk, candles, faux florals, and so much more at budget-friendly prices. [Photo]
733 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

8. Top's Art Supplies

3447 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
For nearly 30 years, this mom-and-pop shop in K-Town has supplied fashion designers and aficionados of Asian arts. On top of hosting regular sales on canvases (up to 70% off!), the specialty supply shop stocks items like Copic markers, sewing notions and pattern-making supplies, Chinese calligraphy brushes, pretty papers from India, NT cutters from Japan, and even accessories for K-12 science projects and dioramas (miniature California missions, anyone?). [Photo]
3447 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005