BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames has been helping starving artists since 1488, when it was known as BINDERS Pizza and Art Supplies. It's where a young Michelangelo pointed at a paintbrush, and with a mouthful of gorgeous mozzarella and a thick Italian accent asked, "What'sa that?" It's where Rembrandt learned to create without frustration and enjoy stewed tomatoes. It's where Monet bought a field easel and a chili dog.
In the early 1900s, the BINDERS family dropped the pizza and added framing services. Although the transformation left Atlanta without pizza, BINDERS kept its price low enough so that starving artists could spend their savings on local bohemian cuisine such as chicken and waffles, cat heads, and sweet iced tea. One might blame BINDERS for the extinction of the literal starving artist.
Right in the heart of Buckhead, BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames is a one-stop shop for the art-obsessed, or the suddenly inspired. One artist even likens the place to heaven. With today's Groupon, $25 gets you $50 worth of anything at BINDERS, including art classes, art supplies, picture frames, custom framing, and more.
If you're looking to begin an art project of any kind—be it a tiny painting or a two-story mural—BINDERS has got you covered with its brushes, canvases, cutting tools, and extensive selection of painting and drawing materials. BINDERS can help you fill all your empty old binders with new works of art, and then once there, help you upgrade your art storage from old binders to beautiful frames, shattering your dependency on binders. Check out its frame shop, which offers personalized and custom framing for just about any medium. Once the staff even framed a sandwich. Other framing services include conservation framing, shadowboxing, canvas stretching, and mat cutting.
If you don't have anything to frame, making art is cheaper than buying it, so check out the long list of art classes available at BINDERS. Classes range in skill level and cover a wide variety of cool techniques—from watercolor to calligraphy to painting with palette knives (but don't paint your body with these). Courses run from one to six sessions of varying lengths, and anywhere from $25 to $200.
Grab this Groupon to take advantage of the plethora of products and services BINDERS offers. Whether you're looking to hone your skills in a pastel course, need the perfect specialty frame for a family crest, or just stocking up for art class, if it's art-related, BINDERS has it (and if they don't, the friendly staff will order it for you).
- Binders is a really extensive art supply store with a helpful staff. You can find just about everything you'd need for your project.. plus a picture framer, and fun little things that you never knew you wanted, like novel bookmarks, pens, lunchboxes, and magnets. Plus, if you're a student, they offer a student discount. – Elizabeth S., Yelp
- They have a vast selection of art supplies and also perform framing services... I have found their prices to be very competitive with mail order houses. In addition, their level of personal service has made me a loyal customer. This is also a good place to take your kids as they have a special area set aside for kids crafts. – Bill P., Insider Pages
3330 Piedmont Rd Ne #18
Atlanta, Georgia 30305Get Directions