About Us

Who We Are

National Art Shop established business in 1970 because of a need to provide fine art materials and custom picture framing to local artists. Over the years, we have grown, but we are still locally owned and centrally located in mid-town Springfield, Missouri.
Our Sales Staff, with a combined experience of over 100 years, will give you friendly, personalized service in selecting products best suited for your needs. We encourage our staff to research and experiment with the products so when you shop at National Art Shop our staff can give you answers to your questions about our products and their uses. At National Art Shop, customers are not treated as numbers, but rather as individuals with unique projects, they wish to complete.
National Art Shop believes in giving back to the community we serve.

  • We help promote local shows, competitions, art classes, art fairs and anything else related to art at the local level, including music, theater, and sports. Click here to view any upcoming events in the local area.
  • We work with teachers, instructors, and professors in Springfield and the surrounding areas to ensure we have the art materials on hand they will need for their classes. We also put together kits for classes at a discounted rate to help offset the cost of education to students and their parents.
  • We often hear of opportunities which are available. Now potential clients, members, and or students can link directly from our website to yours through our online resource,
    Art Connection, to get the latest information straight from the source, you!

As a member of iAMart, a non-profit corporation formed in 1999 as an association for independent art materials retailers, we are able to keep abreast of current trends and products and offer not only these but all the art materials we carry at competitive prices. We love to demonstrate our products and their uses to various groups and organizations. Just give us a call to set up a time.

We are one of the largest custom framing facilities in the Mid-West. Please see our
Custom Framing page to find out more about our framing services.

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Open Artist Contest

This February we will be hosting the first annual Open Artist Event! Stop by the theatre during open art hours and become inspired by the century-old architecture to create an original work of art! Whether you're a photographer, painter, or sculptor this is open to ALL forms of art and all ages! Our panel of judges will choose one artist to win a $200 CASH PRIZE! Top art will be put on display in the theatre for March's First Friday Art Walk. To enter: Turn in your Gillioz inspired artwork to the theatre by Monday, Feb. 26 at 5pm with your contact information (name, number, email). Artist will only be allowed to freely roam the theatre during the designated hours listed below. The box office is open Monday - Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM. There are no size requirements for any media. Please try to keep your number of entries to 3 or less. Please make sure your art is matted or framed with hardware on the back so that it can be displayed properly. If your art is not in some way ready to show at an art exhibit we cannot put it on display. OPEN ART DAYS Feb. 13 10am- 9pm Feb. 14 10am- 9pm Art is due by 5pm Monday, Feb. 26

February 14, 2018 - February 26, 2018