Our Culture


Mission Statement

At Blick Art Materials, our family owners and dedicated staff support the Visual Art Community by providing the widest selection of art supplies at the lowest prices. With extraordinary service and integrity, we strive to provide artists, educators, students, and our employees with the tools, assistance, and training they need to grow, innovate, and reach their creative potential.

Commitment to our Customers

At Blick Art Materials we're determined to make the customer experience easy, enjoyable, and productive. Our customer satisfaction ratings - consistently the highest in the industry - are achieved by providing the largest, most comprehensive selection of products and the highest level of customer service possible. Equally important, we monitor our prices every single day to make sure they remain competitive.

Commitment to our Community

Blick believes that art education develops the human creativity necessary to solve the world's complex problems, enrich its culture and provide fulfillment for its inhabitants. Our entire organization supports awareness in the creative community at both the local and national level through a wide variety of initiatives. One of the ways Blick supports art education is Art Room Aid, a tool that links educators in need of supplies with advocates who want to help with direct contribution.

Commitment to our Associates

At Blick, we’re on a mission to make our company one of the best places to work in the country. One way we’re actively doing that is by participating in the Great Places To Work (GPTW) program. Every year we ask the associates who work in our retail stores, corporate offices, and distribution centers to tell us how satisfied they are with their work experience. Factors our associates are asked to evaluate include how fairly they feel they’re treated, the degree of trust they have in the company, how much they feel they’re respected, the level of camaraderie they experience, and the degree of pride they feel in working at Blick. As a result of this effort, we are pleased to report that Blick earned GPTW certification in 2016. But it doesn’t end there. As part of this ongoing process, Blick is vigorously developing and implementing programs to increase associate satisfaction and attract top talent across the country. Want to know more? Click here.

In 2010, Blick presented a mural commemorating the company’s 100th anniversary to the city of
Galesburg, Illinois. Entitled, “First a Dream,” the mural includes images that portray 100 years
of the arts, commerce, industry, and education in Galesburg.