Local Resources

High end art stores

Texas Art Supply Warehouse

  1. 2001 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006 (713) 526-5221
  2. 2237 South Voss Houston, TX 77057 (713) 780-0440
  3. 1507 Baybrook Mall Dr. Houston, TX 77546 (281) 486-9320

Art Supply On Main – only place in Houston to get Golden Artist products

  1. 2711 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002  (713) 652 5028
  2. artsuply@swbell.net
  3. see website for workshops

Hardware and Tools

Southland Hardware – good old fashion harware store – BEST hardware store in Houston

  1. 1822 Westheimer Dr. Houston, TX 77098  (713)-529-4743

Rockler– woodworking tools

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

Woodcraft– wood working tools

  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

Bering’s – good resource for small quantities of common house materials, sells a little bit of everything

  1. Bering’s Westheimer 1-800-BERINGS  1-800-237-4647  6102 Westheimer  Houston, Texas 77057
  2. Bering’s Bissonnet 713-665-0500  3900 Bissonnet  Houston, Texas 77005

Wood

Stahlman Lumber– typical lumbar yard

  1. 4007 Greenbriar  Houston, Texas 77098 (713) 526-1001
  2. 13913 Greenland Drive Stafford, Texas 77477 (281) 499-1611

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

Glass

Metal

Plastic

Books and Paper Ephemera

1/4 Price Books – unusual bookstore, fun place to kill time, good for book collectors, great place for paper ephemera

  1. 3820 S Shepherd Dr  Houston, TX 77098-4228  (713) 520-5009

Domy– “progressive bookstore with a focus on editioned books, periodicals, video, and product lines that concentrate on national and international contemporary art and culture.”

  1. 1709 Westheimer Houston, TX 77098 713-523-3669
    MON–FRI 12–8pm , SAT 11–8pm, SUN 11–7pm
    info@domystore.com

Kaboom books – Used, Scarce and Scholarly Books

  1. Kaboombooks@mac.com
  2. 3116 Houston Ave. Houston, TX 77009 713-869-7600
  3. 733 Studewood Houston, TX 77007 713-869-1700

Scrapbook

Hobby / Craft Stores

G and G Model Shop

  1. 2522 Times Blvd  Houston, TX 77005  (713) 529-7752

M and M hobby Center

  1. 6703 Chimney Rock Road, Houston, TX (713) 661-7137 – (713) 661-2270

Electronics

EPO – Electronic Parts Outlet – where to go when Radio Shack doesn’t carry what you need.

  1. 3753-B Fondren Rd. Houston, Tx 77063  (713) 784-0140
  2. 110 E Medical Center Blvd Webster, TX 77598  281.286.0993

Other

Houston Museum of Natural Science Gift Shop – unique rocks and fossils

  1. 5800 Caroline Street Houston, TX 77030 (713) 639-4629

Texas Junk Co

  1. 215 Welch Street, Houston, TX  (713) 524-6257

Camera equipment

Photo Rental Source – based in Houston.  Created by HFBC member Brad Wright.

Fine Art Printers

Fine Art Framers

HPIHouston Photo Imaging

LOCAL literary stuff

InPrint!

  • mission of Inprint is to inspire readers and writers in Houston
  • Inprint fulfills this mission through the nationally renowned Inprint Brown Reading Series, through literary and educational activities in the community that demonstrate the value and impact of creative writing, and through support for the UH Creative Writing Program. Today Inprint programs and events provide something for everyone and play a vital role in Houston’s rich and diverse cultural life.

Nano Fiction

  • Founded in 2006 by Kirby Johnson and Jennifer Eberhardt, NANO Fiction publishes twice a year with issues appearing in the spring and fall.

2 responses to “Local Resources

  1. TX/RX could also be a helpful resource for artists, makers, and hackers: https://txrxlabs.org/

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