High end art supplies

Art Supply Warehouse
Cheap Joe’s
Dick Blick
Jonathan Talbot
Art Supply on Main’s online art store

Hardware and Tools

Lee Valley Tools
Lee-Neilson Toolworks
Garrett Wade
Grizzly Industrial
Japan Woodworker


  1. 3265 Southwest Freeway  Houston, TX 77027 (713) 622-6567


  1. 60FM 1960 West  Houston, TX 77090 281-880-0045
  2. 11707 West Sam Houston Parkway South Houston TX 77031 (281) 988-9449

Harbor Freight Tools– cheap, made-in china tools.  For the tool you only need to use once.

  1. 17490 HWY 290 HOUSTON, TX  77040 832-467-9442
  2. 10826 NORTH FREEWAY   HOUSTON, TX  77037 281-405-0887

Northern Tool and Equipment– mostly auto and shop tools

  1. North Houston 14950 North Freeway Houston, TX 77090 281-821-8000
  2. NW Freeway Houston 13838 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77040 713-460-2342
  3. SW Freeway Meadows Place 11010 Dorrance Lane Meadows Place, TX 77477  832-351-2342
  4. Gulf Freeway 7994 Bellfort Ave Houston, TX 77061  713-643-2342


Rockler– fine grade, furniture quality wood (see above for store locations)
Woodcraft– fine grade, furniture quality wood (see above for store locations)



Speedy Metals– no minimum order size
Online Metals– no minimum order size


Tap Plastics– sells small quantities
Online Metals– no minimum order, also sells plastic


Hobby / Craft Stores

Maker Shed Store
Widget Supply

Electronics / Technology

Maker Shed Store


VCI Group – printing business cards,  large banners and posters, photocopying and duplicating services; book binding service; commercial printing; commercial lithographic printing; typesetting service – great for online program tutorials for Computer Software  like Dreamweaver, Flash, Lightroom and InDesign, but can learn practically any program on the market.
Fontstruct– quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks
WinkFlash – Jeff Austin used this site to print IMAGO Stations of the Cross for both “Weep” of the women on canvas wrapped frame and 3 photo 8x10s of Jesus in the tomb.  Make your own Photo Books, greeting cards, Posters and Prints. – good place to create an easy online portfolio free with up to 10 pieces, costs if more than 10 pieces. Jobs for Designers, Artists, and Developers with instant search tool. All Krop jobs are also broadcast across our creative employment network.
Vista Print – good for inexpensive business cards
Moo – very nice and unique business cards, postcards and more …
Overnight Prints – great for business cards, stationary and marketing materials (look for promotions)
Instructables– DIY instructions for everything

Canon Digital Photography Forums – Learn about canon photography or want to buy something, amateurs and professionals alike. Sections for lens, body, storage, technique, composition, photo sharing and more.
iStock photo – Great inexpensive stock photography

Fine Art Printers

HPIHouston Photo Imaging

Fine Art Framers


tumblr – Great place to start a blog. Lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos,  from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything,  from colors, to your theme—Great place to start a free blog and/or website and takes care of hosting and technical issues (where this website was created).—Download program to host and manage your own site – Awesome.  Multiple post’s per day—
The Abbey is a monastery without walls, offering online classes, retreats, books, and resources to nurture contemplative practice, creative expression, and kinship with nature. I am delighted you found your way here.—
more than a bookstore
Church and Art Network

Christians in the Visual Arts—
Serious Art. Serious Faith.

Creative Industry Organizations

HiMA (Houston Interactive Marketing Association)
AMA Houston
(American Marketing Association)
(Art Director’s Club of Houston)
AIGA (Houston Chapter)
(American Advertising Federation)


(CIVA) Christians In the Visual Arts
– artist job, contest, call for entries, opportunities (requires membership)

Houston art news

Artshound – really nice Houston arts calendar
Glass Tire

Texas Art news

Glass Tire


Craft– now online only
Cloth Paper Scissors
IMAGE Journal
Ready Made

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