BLICK Culture


Mural designed and painted by Chicago-based artist Anastasia Mak

  • Our Mission & Values
  • Our History
  • BLICK Gives Back
  • Careers
  • Press & Media

Our Mission & Values

We support artists at all stages of their artistic journey. As a leading art supply company, we provide artists, educators, students, and our associates with the tools, assistance, and training needed to grow, innovate, and reach their creative potential. BLICK Art Materials is family-owned and serving artists since 1911.

With excellent service for a quality shopping experience, we want to ensure you find the best art supplies at the lowest prices. Our goal is to make your shopping experience easy and enjoyable, so you can find the quality art supplies that you need quickly and affordably. With one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry, we hold true to continuously providing the most competitive prices by monitoring them each and every day.

Our commitment to excellence is supported by a team that's friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable in all areas of art supplies. We proudly work with local artists and arts organizations across the country, and support a variety of national events as well as local community events.

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    Our History

    It all started with a single pen in 1911. For over 100 years, our commitment to quality, service, and excellence has shaped BLICK into who we are today.

    As we continue to be family-owned and operated to this day, learn more about BLICK through the years.

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    BLICK Gives Back

    We recognize the value of giving back to the creative community.

    We believe that an art education benefits us all by developing the skills needed to enrich our culture.

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    Our commitment to excellent service is supported by a team that's friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable in all areas of art supplies.

    We foster an environment where associates enjoy the same respect and care we provide our customers.

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    Press & Media

    We are always excited to see our hard work and values being recognized in the community.

    Check out our recent news coverage and updates for our stores, events, and awards.