Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Art Supply Store

Penco Artists' Supply Warehouse

Artists have been getting their art on with Penco for over 30 years. It all began with two high school buddies selling pens door-to-door and has evolved into a retail store with a diverse selection of supplies and the intention "to be the artist's toolbox." Wander into the expansive storefront in the Soho building and enjoy over 14,000 square feet of art delight. From clay and sculpting tools to handmade paper and fine writing instruments, Penco has one of the largest selections of art supplies. If you're lucky, you may catch one of its huge truckload canvas blowouts or a Montana Gold acrylic spray paint sale.

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Best Surplus Store Ax-Man Surplus

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