This is the art store of the Tianjin Fine Arts Academy located by the Jingang Bridge (the orange one near the Tianjin Eye). This store has just about everything you could possibly want and it’s so cheap, too. Masking tape, sketch pads, googly eyes, modeling clay, paints of all kinds, pens, pencils, cardboard masks (my kids love these), artist palettes, projects for children, etc. The funny thing is, for the last 6 months, they never seem to have electricity, so the store is a bit dark and you can’t use a card to pay. The last time I was there and it was still dark, I asked why they had been so long without electricity, and the lady said, “Oh we just ran out right before you got here and it will be back in an hour.” Hmmm.
[box style=’info’] Location: 天津美术画廊 – 河北区中山路（金刚桥站）- Héběi Qū Zhōngshān Lù (Jīngāng Qiáo Zhàn) – Tianjin Fine Arts Academy – Hebei District, Zhongshan Road (Jingang Bridge Station)
Buses: 金刚桥站 JinGangQiao Station – 1, 2, 4, 12, 18, 34, 324, 609, 610, 611, 619, 632, 641, 646, 659, 670, 671, 818, 849, 861, 878, 904, 954
Hours: 9-5 [/box]