India is assumed to be a country where creative people are not given enough credits or opportunities but times have been changing with rapid speed and more and more people are engaging in exploring their inner creativity and coming out with flowing colors. Artist is praised and encouraged today. But supplies for art enthusiastic are very hard to find and when one does they come bunches and supremely high rates. But the city has now opened up some art supplies exclusive stores that are one stop store for all the supplies you will be in need for.
The JJ School of Arts is the peak of Art schools of the city. Right opposite to the school is Himalaya Fine Arts store which has been the supplier of all art materials for the students for years now. As you step inside the store, it is within a matter of seconds that you will find yourself intriguingly fiddling with the stacks, rows, and high piles of art material like paints, paint brushes, sponges, palette knives, charcoal pencils, markers, pencil colors, sketch pens, glass paints, tube colors, practice books, easels and art papers, poster colors, and spray paint cans in every hue possible.
Started in the year 1950, by current owner Ajay Bhojwani’s ancestors, this store has been steadfastly loyal to the students of JJ School of Arts and every other artist who has come in search of professional art supplies. What we also loved is that apart from having top notch international brands like Winsor & Newton – a London based company that has been manufacturing art products since 1832, they even have Indian brands. The best part? They sell everything individually so you will not be compelled to buy a whole set of paints.
Where: Himalaya Fine Arts, 2/3, Himalaya House, 79 Palton Road
Timings: 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, closed on Sundays
Price: Rs 200 onwards
Contact: +91 7045245085