About Genesis and ArtSupply.com


Genesis Art Supply is a Chicago-based brick-and-mortar art supply and framing store that's been around for 25 years this summer (1989).

The store is owned and operated by Rich Goldman, who follows in the footsteps of his father Sheldon Goldman. Sheldon operated Sheldon's Art & Drafting Supplies from 1946 to 1989.

In 2003, Genesis Art Supply became a global presence with the introduction of ArtSupply.com, which was developed by business partner Bob Fredericks.

Today, the third generation of Goldmans (Mira and Sol Goldman) seeks to evolve and expand Genesis Art Supply this summer with a huge new location just a few blocks from the original store. 

ArtSupply.com is in the business of supporting you.

We will support you in every way can, by providing you with our expert knowledge, respect for your budget and personal concern for your projects to make sure your creativity flourishes.

Our employees are experts.

Our staff is comprised of artists and art professionals who come from an array of artistic backgrounds and careers. Our team has the people who know about the process and the tools you need. They are experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to you.

We treat your money like it’s our own.

That’s why our Customer Service representatives are like your personal budget representatives. We do everything we can to reduce costs and keep things fairly priced. We take great pride in defending your financial interests.

Our values are anything but corporate.

In a world dominated by the cold corporation, we strive everyday to provide a feeling of warmth. We offer personal service because your personal experience is our first priority. We know that each customer has unique needs for unique projects, and that’s the way we’ll treat you.

We’ve got what you need.

Do you paint, draw, draft, sketch, illustrate, design, make models, plan, build, teach, sculpt, make prints or screen-print? Do you need art supplies, books, furniture, archiving supplies, boards (of any kind), adhesives, mannequins, projectors, or just advice? We’re here to help.

We’ll be your inspiration.

You inspire us, so our goal is to do the same for you—be the foundation of your inspiration and creativity. We want you to remember your experience with ArtSupply.com. The easy-to-use services, the quality products, fair pricing, and the encouragement to be exactly what you want to be.

"Aspire to Flourish"


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