Local Service Providers

 Below are local and DC area art resources stakeholders have recommended, specifically:

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UPDATE: Please contact your local CDC for direct referrals in addition to the listings below. Fall 2017-Spring 2018 offers Gateway artists access to a Press Outreach Toolkit.


Nearby Art Suppliers and Services Inside the Gateway

Nearby Art Supply Retailers outside the Gateway

  • Plaza Artist Materials and Picture Framing - Your neighborhood art store. Closest store is located at 8209 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 - Review them online on Yelp
  • Utrecht Art Supplies - Utrecht still mills its own premium artist paints and gesso at our Brooklyn, NY plant, making us unique among American artist supply companies. In addition to our own high quality products, Utrecht offers an extensive assortment of fine art materials and supplies from the leading national brands available today. Professionals from around the world choose our art supply store for our exceptional quality, value, selection and service. Closest store is located at 1250 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 - Review them online on Yelp
  • Dick Blick Art Materials - Since 1911, artists have turned to Dick Blick Art Materials for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies. Get a coupon referral code here.
  • Jerry's Artarama - Our huge inventory of discount art supplies online and materials up to 70% Off from the top names in the industry. Jerry's strives to be a true resource for artists in every respect. We host exciting events such as the Art of the Carolinas Trade show and provide our customers with a directory of art tips, free art lessons and more. 1-800-U-ARTIST.

Legal Representation outside the Gateway

  • Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency, Inc. - The leading provider of collection insurance for the fine arts community. Client support is the cornerstone of our business. Your HTB representative is both a knowledgeable insurance professional and a fine arts advocate. Most of our staff has firsthand experience working in the fine arts community. This multi-disciplinary expertise gives our specialists a unique perspective on your needs and concerns. It also provides you with tailored risk management counsel which supports and enriches the value of your insurance program. Our clients rely on our expert advice to help them manage unique risk situations or events. Contact Helena Lai, Account Executive, (202) 429-8565.
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts - WALA has supported artistic expression and creative innovation serving the legal needs of the arts and cultural communities in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, WALA provides access to education, advocacy and legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics and pro-bono referral services for creatives and cultural organizations.
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts - A non-profit dedicated to protecting Maryland artists' legal rights through pro bono legal referrals and education.  MDVLA, along with PNC Bank, are teaming up with MCA to bring free workshops on legal and financial literacy for artists throughout the state, such as the Mind Your Business workshops.


That's all we list for now. Have a recommendation to add to our list? Let us know. Or, head back up top.