South City Art Supply Changes Name and Location
Three years ago, South City Art Supply opened on Cherokee Street to cater to the needs of St. Louis artists from all walks of life–writers, designers and more. Now with a new vision in mind, the store is set to reintroduce itself via a new name and a new location in the Central West End.
The new location will be housed at 4532 Olive St. an will forego the name South City Art Supply and instead rename itself as St. Louis Art Supply. The change of name comes from the store’s awareness of St. Louis city’s geographical makeup and the “neighborhood-level fragmentation” that defines the city’s history and culture. According to its website, the store does not want to define itself by a solitary neighborhood but instead ensure that people from both the city and county are welcomed at the store.
The Central West End location will be larger than its South City location and continue to feature some of St. Louis Art Supply’s original offerings, such as an assortment of notebooks and stationery, Japanese imports and vintage calligraphy pens. It will also expand its carefully curated selection of books. Added to its offerings–per the request of its customers–will be LAMY pens and pencils, travelers notebooks and more. In addition, the new location will feature a coffee shop named Cornflower Coffee and Tea. Customers will be able to enjoy food, tea and Coma coffee and be invited to work in their café or enjoy a cup of coffee while browsing the store.
St. Louis Art Supply’s grand opening is scheduled for August 2018. Until then, customers are invited to continue to shop at the Cherokee Street location or visit the store online.
Photo courtesy of Olia Gozha.