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Art supplies in Basel

Hi everyone!

Where are the best places to purchase art supplies in Basel?

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Old 17.03.2010, 17:52
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

There is a small store near barfusserplatz but I think is more for arts and crafts. Sorry. But there is an EF member who has an art supply on line store maybe check with them...have youtried the search function?
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Old 17.03.2010, 17:56
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

I don't know if there is a better store in Basel, but this store has just about everything.
http://www.boesner.ch

There is one in Freiburg, and another one near Aarau - about 30 minutes from Basel. But I believe you can also order online.
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Old 17.03.2010, 18:05
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

OK. If you are serious, then head up the motorway to Mulhouse and the Wittenheim trading estate. There's a shop there that sells cheap arty stuff. Canvases are a fraction the cost of ones in CH.

Unfortunately I can't remember the name, but it is almost directly opposite on the other side of the dual carriageway from the Decathlon (Rue des Mines Anna, 68270 Wittenheim, France).

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Re: Art supplies in Basel

There is a place in Basel called 'Das Haus mit 1001 Bastelideen' - PRESSER AG. It's at 24 Gerbergasslein.

You can see it from Gerbergass, which is the pedestrian street that the Body Shop and the shoe shops are on that runs from Barfusserplatz towards Marktplatz. You can see the shop looking up one of the streets. At the moment there is a guy selling roasted chestnuts in front of the street. I'm sure google maps will have it!

They are a smallish shop but packed full of stuff. You may find what you are looking for there.
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

WOW what a response! thank you all so much
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

Oh and there are some things for crafty stuff on the top floor (4th I think) of Papyrus, which is in that walking street....what's it called....ummm..... Freie strasse. Just near Kurz.
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

Update: just went to the French place mentioned above - it is all swanky and new - big red building. (Not yellow anymore)

The name of the shop is: Les Couleurs du Temps

Part of a chain: http://www.lescouleursdutemps.fr/

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Re: Art supplies in Basel

go to Mparc they have a big area of arty type in the migros house section!! from paints to brushes to really good canvas and easel
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go to Mparc they have a big area of arty type in the migros house section!! from paints to brushes to really good canvas and easel
I went here just the other day, and its fab!
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

Aye, but much cheaper in France...
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

I don't know what kind of supply you want, but there is this one:
TSCHOPP CREATIV-CENTER AG
Steinentorstr. 18
4051 Basel

Telefon: 061 281 80 80
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I don't know what kind of supply you want, but there is this one:
TSCHOPP CREATIV-CENTER AG
Steinentorstr. 18
4051 Basel

Telefon: 061 281 80 80
Sorry - I don't earn enough to buy there
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Aye, but much cheaper in France...
yes but not so easy for those of us who rely on public transport to get around.
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

There is also a shop very close to Ono - don't know it's name though - it is in the house that lays in the corner of Leonhardsgraben and Auf der Lyss. If you take tram 3 you'll get off at Universität, and then follow the tram tracks for 50m or so towards Barfützerplats.

This shop is very targeted towards painting materials.
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There is also a shop very close to Ono - don't know it's name though - it is in the house that lays in the corner of Leonhardsgraben and Auf der Lyss. If you take tram 3 you'll get off at Universität, and then follow the tram tracks for 50m or so towards Barfützerplats.

This shop is very targeted towards painting materials.
does it have a name?
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does it have a name?
I don't know its name, but it has big windows to the street with art materials in it so it is hard to miss it.
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There is also a shop very close to Ono - don't know it's name though - it is in the house that lays in the corner of Leonhardsgraben and Auf der Lyss. If you take tram 3 you'll get off at Universität, and then follow the tram tracks for 50m or so towards Barfützerplats.

This shop is very targeted towards painting materials.
This is place is called Lachenmeier, and it's a good place to buy painting supplies if you have just sold your house and don't know what to do with the money. The art students that I know shop at Boesner.
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

Sorry to resucitate this thread but I was wondering if you knew the name of a good arts and craft supply store online I am looking for fabric among other sewing materials.
I just visited a couple of stores in Basel and I refuse to pay 26 CHF for a meter of padding, I mean WTF?
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Re: Art supplies in Basel

Ressuscitating this topic once again. My wife is an artist and we've been to Lachenmeier Farben to buy some goods. While the store is awesome, it is quite expensive.
There are plenty of good tips on this thread, but we'd like to know about more options in France (anything in Saint Louis?) and Germany (Weil am Rhein, Lörrach?). Anyone? Thanks!
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