Vote for us in “Best of the Southland”

Vote for us!

Raw Materials Art Supplies was nominated as the Best Small Business in the Westside-Downtown-East Los Angeles region in the LA Times Readers’ Choice Poll, Best of the Southland. (Our category is “SHOPPING & SERVICES — Small Business”.)

We’re up against some amazing small businesses so it’s an honor just to be nominated, but after the year we’ve all had, a win would be very welcome. So we’re asking you to please vote for us.

We’re Ready To Open Our Doors to In-Store Shopping on June 15th!

After more than a year, Raw Materials Art Supplies is back. We reopen for in-store shopping on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10am!

The CDC announced new guidelines that fully vaccinated individuals could safely resume “normal” activities, both outside and indoors, without wearing a mask. While we are all so happy to be moving in the right direction, we will still require all customers to wear masks while visiting Raw Materials Art Supplies, and customer capacity limits and shopping time limits will also remain in effect. Why, you may ask?

  • Our staff can’t reasonably verify who is vaccinated and who is not. The CA Department of Health still “strongly recommends masks in indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown.”
  • We want to provide the safest environment possible for immunocompromised people.
  • Social distancing rules are still in effect, and limiting the number of bodies in the store makes social distancing reasonably possible.
  • Time limits not only reduce the possibility of transmission for vulnerable folks, but allow us to minimize wait times on busy days.

We will continue to reevaluate our policies as case numbers drop and vaccination rates rise, and we’ll update you as changes occur. We appreciate your understanding and continued support, and especially your kindness to our talented and hardworking staff as they continue to convey these guidelines. Our Raw Materials staff are working to create safe, welcoming spaces while providing outstanding customer service and recommendations for the best art supplies for you.