Creativity Store and Studio

Artbeat the Creativity Store is closing. After nearly 24 years of providing gifts and supplies that promote creativity, we are saying good-bye to our retail store.

We are having a really big
just in time for the holidays!

Everything in the store is discounted from 25% up to 75% off!

Right now we have the best selection of creative gifts we’ve ever had, so please stop by for some really great bargains while there’s still time. Everything has to go!

We will be closed on Friday November 1 for inventory

We will open our doors on Saturday, November 2 at 10 AM Absolutely everything in the store will be discounted, including the fixtures!

Please stay tuned by watching our Facebook page at #artbeatstore, and by signing up for our newsletter (at left) so that you are up to date on everything that is going on.

A Personal Note

On a personal note, this was not an easy decision. Nearly 24 years ago when I opened Artbeat, my vision was to have a place where you could try things out and then buy the supplies you loved to continue making your art at home.

Over time, the store has grown to be a resource for not only fun art and craft supplies but also for do-it-yourself kits, sensory toys, and inspirational gifts– all those things that we as humans need to express our creativity.

I feel lucky to have been able to build a business that’s fun to come to every day. But now it’s time for me to stop running a retail store and to listen for what’s next in my creative life.

And I’m really glad to be doing it now so I can pass on these tremendous savings to you in time for the holidays! So please come in to shop and, more importantly, stop by so we can say thank you in person for supporting us all these years.

ARTBEAT 212a Massachusetts Ave. Arlington, MA 02474 (781) 646-2200

Artbeat Watercolor

Easy to find. Easy to share.

Imagine a place where you can explore art, without having to sign up for a series of classes or invest in materials that look fascinating, but that you may not use again.

What if you could go to that place any time you want to, and find it filled with colorful, fun supplies – paints, papers, beads, tiles – and someone would show you how to use them?

What if you could sit down for an hour and just play? And then, if you wanted to, you could purchase materials to continue your creative adventures at home?

This was our vision more than a decade ago, and today that vision is stronger than ever. Our store and studio in Arlington, Massachusetts, serves families and friends in the Boston metropolitan area, including an ART PARTY service that extends to  surrounding communities.

The Joy of Creative Dabbling

People often ask, “Are you an artist? Many of us are artists in the traditional sense of the word: painters, writers, illustrators, jewelry makers. But when we’re at ARTBEAT we’re proud to say we’re creative dabblers.


We find inspiration by getting our hands on anything and turning it into something. We find fun in knowing that there are infinite possibilities, and that given the same materials, each of us will create something different.

We’re proud to know that the materials in our studio are the best that can be found, and we find joy in showing how they can be used to their best advantage in a conscious way.

We love coming up with new ideas for beautiful gifts that people can make to delight their friends.

We love creating choices for the people, big and small, who come to play or to look for great gifts for their friends.

We’re thrilled that our store is filled with creativity boosters for all ages so that it’s easy to find great gifts for everyone.

We invite you to visit Artbeat and discover how easy it is to add expression to your life.

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