acrylics offer endless possibilities

see "painting | acrylics"

the art of lines & letters

see "drawing | inks"

the best brushes are an extension of the artist

see "painting | brushes"

learn from fellow artists ...

see "events" listings

demonstrations of materials and techniques

see "events" listings

Watercolors from historic to modern

see "painting | watercolors"

fine-tune oil colors to suit your style...

see "painting | oils"

make art anywhere

see "sketchbooks + pads"

the right pencils make drawing a joy

see "graphite + charcoal"


“Know your materials, Inspire your world”

The supplies you choose for your art are important…

They’re the materials you transform into visual expressions of your ideas and emotions. They’re what your art is made of.

As an artist, you need supplies that handle and perform how you want them to. Supplies that are enjoyable to work with. Supplies that will make your art look good for a lifetime or longer.

That’s why Muse carefully selects and stocks supplies to give you the best range of options for the art you make — from high-quality international brands to exceptional products made by U.S. artisans to items we order specifically for your individual needs.

As artists ourselves, we can help you with advice and recommendations so you can select the supplies that work best for you.  Muse Art and Design is the best resource in the Portland area for artists who care about the materials they use to make art.

Muse is open seven days a week:

monday – friday:  9:30am to 6:30pm
saturday – sunday: 11am to 6 pm

Yes, we’ll be happy to mail a GIFT CERTIFICATE or hold one to be picked up at Muse.  Just give us a call at 503.231.8704 between 11am and 6pm (Pacific Time).


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About Muse

Muse Art and Design at the corner of Hawthorne Blvd and SE 42ndMuse Art and Design is Portland’s locally owned art-materials store run by artists, for artists.  We believe the more you know about art materials, the more you’ll enjoy the process of making art and the more satisfied you’ll be with the results. We’re eager to share our expertise with you to help you select the best materials for the art you make! more…

Workshops, demos, lectures at Muse

Muse offers opportunities for artists to gather, share, learn, and be inspired. Visit our Events page for information about art shows, workshops, demonstrations, and community art events. more…



information from Muse about materials and techniquesVisit our “Know Your Materials” Blog for practical, inspiring, and fun information about art, artists, materials, and techniques. more…