About Us

 Selected "Best Art Supplies" Store (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2019) by City Pages, Minneapolis

Wet Paint: Artists' Materials & Framing • 1684 Grand Avenue • Saint Paul, MN 55105 • 651.698.6431 • info@wetpaintart.com

HOURS: Open 7 days a week 10a-6p (U.S. Central Standard Time)

Wet Paint’s mission is to match artists with the right materials and supplies so they can successfully fulfill their creative expression.

We do this by offering over 35,000 items to meet the needs of all creative folks at any level of intention.  Our large staff of practicing artists understands art, artists and art materials – We’re eager to help you select the right tools to realize your vision.    We also invite you to learn and be inspired about these materials through Wet Paint’s in-store events, newsletters and website & social media postings.

We’re passionate about the products we sell at Wet Paint.  We’re committed to searching out the new, unique and indispensable products bigger companies may overlook.  Our professional staff of 17 has over 215 combined years in the art materials business.  Let us share our excitement with you. We have been welcoming neighbors and enthusiasts, professionals  and students since our doors first opened in 1976 on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue.  Today our community has expanded to include customers from around the world who regularly visit us at www.wetpaintart.com.

Our commitment to artists isn’t limited to just the tools of the trade.  As a locally owned and operated business, Wet Paint actively supports programs, exhibitions and educational opportunities throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

Wet Paint is open seven days a week. We will ship just about anywhere.

How to do Business with Wet Paint

Purchase through our Online Store: Wet Paint is a single-store, independent business in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We currently offer a selection of products here on our website at our Online Store. Because of demand, we're continually expanding this service.

Contact us by telephone, snail mail or e-mail: Nearly ALL of our 30,000+ products are available to you. We'd love to hear from or speak with you about your order, or anything you might be curious about on this site. We can ship any of our products almost anywhere. Call us at 651.698.6431 or e-mail us at sales@wetpaintart.com.

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Shipping: For our shipping rates, please click on this link. Orders in the contiguous 48 United States of $99 or more qualify for FREE SHIPPING! The rates on that page cover our standard shipping. Special shipping requirements (expedited service, carrier of your choice, oversize products, large volume shipments, among others) may not qualify for these rates; in these cases the customers are notified before the order is processed. Shipping of easels, furniture, canvas and boards in profiles larger than 18x24", and sheet paper are among those items that do not qualify for these rates.For information about our shipping rates and policies, including international shipping and shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, US territories and APOs, click here.

Scam & Fraud Statement: We screen diligently for credit card fraud and pursue fraudulent orders to the full extent of the law.