In responce to the ongoing health crisis surrounding the Covid-19 virus we have made the decision to temporarily close our store to the public. We will, however, continue to be available for you to pick up phone orders of merchandise and custom framing with limited hours. Our new hours for the next couple of weeks will be

Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-4:00.

For now, we will allow 1 customer in the store at a time but please remember if you are uncomfortable coming in to a public store or if you feel sick, (fever, cough, body aches, soar throat, etc)


Instead, please take advantage of our curb-side pickup. It's easy.

1) Call 828-693-3191

or e-mail us at

We can help you pick out your art materials over the phone or e-mail.

2) Pay with a credit card over the phone.

3) Pick up your order outside. Give us a call when you’re on your way. We’ll have your purchase waiting for you near the front door. (Please pickup during our normal business hours. We will not leave items outside while we are closed.)

Thank you again for your patience as we try to strike a balance between providing you the best possible service and keeping everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

- The Starving Artist

Please excuse our mess as we work to build a better website. We'll be updating this as we work from home over the next week or two.


The Statving Artist


Welcome to the new home of   At The Starving Artist we trust you'll find one of the most diverse and well-stocked Art Supply Stores in all of Western North Carolina.  You will also find a knowledgeable and friendly staff to help you find just what you're looking for.  What you will not find is a high-tech IT department, so please bare with us as we update this site.

Fine Art Materials

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Picture Framing

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Photography & Printing

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