Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply an art enthusiast, you can find any art material you need at these art supply stores in Hong Kong.
Living in Hong Kong, we’re blessed with a variety of ways to enjoy art in the city, from visiting art galleries to joining creative classes, to appreciating Hong Kong street art. And if that’s still not enough, you can also try to be an artist yourself by making your own art and craft. Whether you’re an art student, a professional, or a budding artist who wants to unleash your creativity, these art supply stores in Hong Kong can help you get the necessary materials from paint and brushes to canvases, papers, cardboards, and other type of stationery.
Art supply stores in Hong Kong: Where to buy art supplies and materials
Whether you’re an artist, a professional, a teacher, or a student, you’ll find something you need when it comes to art supplies at Artland. As one of the leading art supply stores in Hong Kong with over 60 years of experience, Artland occupies a vast area measuring 4,000 square feet, in which it offers a variety of products from books and stationery to canvas, cutting tools, crafts, sculpture, ceramic, to drawing and painting supplies. After shopping, don’t forget to drop by its art gallery section, where you can enjoy new exhibitions every two weeks.
Artland, 3/F, Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2511 4845
2. CN Square
Established in 1973, CN Square, which was originally a general stationery shop in Mong Kok, is located in Yau Ma Tei with a total of three floors, making it the largest office and art supply retail store in Hong Kong. With a total area of over 10,000 square feet, CN Square offers more than 20,000 items ranging from office copy machines to paint brushes, professional drawing boards, and even the seasonal Christmas and New Year ornaments. After the success of its first store, it then opened branches in Fortress Hill and Tsuen Wan.
CN Square has several locations in Hong Kong.
3. Artsman Company
Established in 1960, Artsman Company has become every art enthusiast’s favourite art shop as it offers some of the most famous and high quality materials from around the world, including Maimeri art products from Italy, Saunders professional art paper from England, Marabu paint from German, as well as Drawell and Artrend brushes from Japan. Specialised in both retail and wholesale, the store also has some of the most complete collection of papers and canvases that are hard to get at other shops.
Artsman Company, Flat A, 2/F, Kiu Hong Mansion, 3 Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2573 8159
Located in Wan Chai, ArtShop offers a wide variety of high quality art supplies, ranging from acrylic, oil, and watercolour to brushes, canvases, easels, and Copic markers. In addition, the shop also sells some graphic products like foam board, Pantone, and lamination.
ArtShop, Flat A, 10/F , Shun Pont Commercial Building, 5-11 Thomson Road , Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2588 1689
5. Molotow: Write The Future
Not only is spray paint widely used for graffiti art, but also for up-cycling and refurbishing furniture and decor. And what better place to shop over 500 ranges of colours than Write The Future? A favourite of street artists in Hong Kong, this art supply store stocks the leading graffiti spray paint brand, Molotow. You can also shop a whole range of markers; acrylic, paint, ink, and blackliners (and their respective refills). The store also hosts spray paint and portrait painting workshops to get your creative juices flowing.
Molotow: Write The Future, Unit B, 2/F, Easy Pack Industrial Building, 140 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 2622 2012
6. Colour EXP (online only)
We were sad to see that Colour EXP had to close down its physical store in late 2020, but fortunately, it remains online for art aficionados to shop up a storm! Now directing its customers to its online store – Art Materials HK (AKA Nuart Depot) – you can find everything from watercolour and oil paint, to pine wood easels, brushes, markers, retouching varnish, and more.
7. Kwong Yick Art & Design Materials
Although a relatively small store in Mong Kok, Kwong Yick Art & Design Materials is filled to the brim with art supplies. Catered for anyone interested in creating art, you can find acrylics, pens, ink, watercolours, brushes, and more. This quality art supply store in Hong Kong offers reasonably priced materials for your next big project.
Kwong Yick Art & Design Materials, 169 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2393 2277
8. International Art Supplies Ltd
Providing art materials in Hong Kong since 1960, International Art Supplies Ltd ensures that only premium are stocked. Featuring brands like Pantone, Chameleon, Faber, Kuretake, and others, you’ll definitely find the perfect supplies for your artworks. With two locations in Hong Kong, whatever specialised or niche products you’re looking for will most likely be found on the shelves.
International Art Supplies Ltd has locations in Chai Wan and Tsim Sha Tsui.
[This article was originally published in May 2018 and updated in 2023 by Min Ji Park.]