Founded in 1944, Carter Sexton Artist Materials has been providing for artists in the greater Hollywood area and solidifying our spot as Hollywood's premier art supply store.
It was, and still is, a family owned business.
Carter Sexton, a great entrepreneur and North Hollywood resident, started his business by selling drafting furniture to near by film studios. When the shipping company refused to deliver to his home address he walked down the street and acquired the commercial space at 5308 Laurel Canyon. Once Carter secured himself the storefront he faced a dilemma: what to do with all this extra space?! He had a choice of supplying stationary or art supplies, and for reasons unknown the art supplies won. Thus, on the whim, the history was launched. Since our founding, Carter Sexton has served many famous working artists, most notably Andrew Loomis and Pruett Carter, whose work was featured here for decades until 2009.
In order to enhance the level of customer service that we offer to our clients, we always have artists working here. Our staff is like one big family, friendly and full of tips and advice. No matter what you’re looking for we’ll always do our best to find it for you. We’d love to meet you soon and get you on your way to creating beautiful masterpieces!