Located in Glendale, California, Swain's is a retail art supply store founded by Stanley Swain in 1949. Originally a 1000 square foot suburban Los Angeles art supply store dedicated to servicing the needs of artists in Glendale, Pasadena and Burbank, Swain's has grown over the last fifty plus years in both size and scope. One relocation and several expansions later finds Swain's occupying more than 17,000 square feet of space directly across the street from its original location.


Swain's caters to its Los Angeles art supply customers by providing a unique one-stop shopping experience. When you visit Swain's you will find one of the largest and finest selections of artists' materials, architectural supplies, craft supplies, children's educational toys and books (ToyFun store within a store), stationery, greeting cards and gift wrap, and calendars. Whether you are a beginning artist or professional artist, a college student or a grandparent looking for a gift for a child, Swain's has what you need in a clean and comfortable shopping environment.


The heart and soul of Swain's is its commitment to giving the Los Angeles art supply patron the best customer service possible. Swain's was founded on customer service and that tradition has carried on for close to seventy years.

Today Swain's remains a local family owned business continuing the tradition of meeting its customers' needs. Swain's enthusiastic Crew Members are always ready to answer your questions or help guide you through the store. We help make your shopping adventure a pleasurable one. If you can't find what you are looking for, Swain's will go that extra mile for you. Accommodating customers' needs for the hard to find items is a Swain's specialty.


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All of us at Swain's would like to thank you for visiting our website and look forward to seeing you at Swain's soon. We are your Los Angeles art supply store with more!



Since 1949 when Stanley Swain opened the store, Swain's has been servicing artists in Glendale, Burbank  Pasadena, and Los Angeles with solid customer service for nearly 70  years. You will find the largest selection of brand name Artist Supplies in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys; greeting cards, gift wrap and note cards; and ToyFun, our toy store within a store has all the latest and traditional toys. Whether you are a beginning artist, professional artist, college student or a grandparent looking for a gift. Swain's has what you need in a clean and comfortable shopping environment.

537 N. Glendale Ave.

Glendale, CA 91206-3307




Mon – Fri 9:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday 10:00am — 6:00pm

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