Whether you’re looking to unleash your inner artist, or you have your heart set on recreating that DIY set up you saw on Pinterest, to get arty in Hong Kong, you’ll need to stock up on supplies. Struggling to source what you need? Hong Kong is home to a number of specialist arts and crafts stores that stock everything from chalk paint to moulding clay and (nearly) everything in between. These are the best places to buy everything you need for your artistic endeavours in Hong Kong.
Hands Art & Craft
An institution in its own right, Hands Art & Craft has developed a reputation over the years among its loyal clientele. The shop is a veritable treasure trove for budding artists, stocking all manner of paints, brushes, and tools you’d need to craft to your heart’s content. Its knowledgeable staff can help you source what you’re looking for in the shop, with every nook and cranny filled to the brim.
Hands Art & Craft, 1A, Po Wah Commercial Centre, 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, (+852) 2893 9721
True to its name, the Craft Supplies store sells everything from your basic, run of the mill stationery supplies to supersize acrylic paint pots, resin, masks, fabric paint, and tissue paper in every colour under the sun. Whatever your creative plans are, this store is near-guaranteed to have what you need or to inspire you if you’re ready to get the creative juices flowing.
Craft Supplies, 173 Sai Yee Street, Prince Edward, (+852) 2392 0969
This sprawling shop spans more than 4,000 square foot and is the go-to destination for art students, teachers, professionals and home enthusiasts, alike. Stocking supplies for painters, sculptors, graphic artists, printmakers and more, Artland has been attracting the business of loyal patrons since opening its doors in 1954. It also boasts its own art gallery, for those looking for a little inspiration, with exhibitions rotating on a fortnightly basis.
Artland, 3/F, Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, (+852) 2511 4845
Established in 1961, Artsman Co. has stood the test of time, proving itself to be a reliable provider of quality art supplies. It is a popular choice for artists looking to purchase an array of materials, including modelling clay, Japanese paint brushes, numerous brands of oil, watercolour and acrylic paints, and more.
Artsman Co, Flat A, 2/F, Kiu Hong Mansion, 3-5A Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai, (+852) 2573 8159
Spread across five floors, CN Square is no mere stationery shop – the emporium stocks over 20,000 different supplies, all neatly organised into different materials and categories. There’s also an elevator to help you navigate the different floors – particularly useful when you’re wielding a heavy shopping basket after exploring the bottom floor.
CN Square, 503 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, (+852) 2384 2430
M/F, 135 King’s Road, North Point, (+852) 2462 2265
Art Supplies Professional
This arts and crafts store might be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in sheer volume – every corner of the Art Supplies Professional has been used to store paints and pens, canvases, and just about everything else you might need to make your own masterpiece.
Art Supplies Professional, Hung Tak Building, 75-77 Bute Street, Mong Kok, (+852) 2390 2168