About Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

  • There are no rules. IT'S YOUR ART, HAVE FUN!

    It all started in '87... In a drug store of all places. We've changed a lot over the years. New buildings. More products. We've had to work hard. We HAVE to try harder because we are still a small, family owned, art supply company. We go the extra mile to offer the BEST value in the United States. And, how do we do that? We carry only what the serious artist wants and needs. No gimmicks. No hard decisions. We buy direct whenever possible to get you the best deal possible. We are able to control expenses - because every penny we save is a penny you save. We are a "family of people" here at Cheap Joe's and we try to look after our people - that includes you! We create a worry-free environment with our 365 day return policy. It's pretty simple - You come first.

    Now you know a little about what makes us Cheap Joe's, and I would like to tell you a little of what I know about you folks...

    Everytime you blink your eyes you see a new world. You get excited and enthused, not just about art, but about life. You are the heartbeat of society. You are not afraid to fail, or skin your knees. You are willing to take risks and to fall on your face. You know the old saying, 'If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right the first time.' Well... you and I both know if it's worth doing, it's worth failing many, many times to make sure you get it right. You are the arts. You are artists and we love you. One last thought... we must treat everyone with care and kindness. Never forget; we are all one.

    Thank you,

    Joe Miller, Owner Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, Inc.



    1. Joe Miller and the History of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

      Learn all about how Joe (and Cheap Joe's) got started.

    2. Joe Miller Receives AWS Dolphin Award

      The Dolphin Award is the American Watercolor Society's highest honor. Our very own Joe Miller became the 12th recipient of the American Watercolor Society Dolphin Award, "for outstanding effort on behalf of the visual arts, artists and organizations, and with special recognition for his support of artists working in watermedia and for his enthusiastic cooperation with the educational efforts of the American Watercolor Society."

    3. Joe's Friends

      Meet some of Joe's friends and fellow artists, including Skip Lawrence, Taylor Ikin, Suzanna Winton and more.

    4. High Country Attractions

      Visiting Cheap Joe's Art Stuff in Boone, NC? Here's a list of regional attractions and things to do while visiting the High Country!

    1. COME SEE US IN BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA!


      North Carolina Locations
    2.  Asheville North Carolina Locations

      Asheville Retail Store

      Store Hours: 10am-6pm Monday - Saturday

      Phone: 828-232-8391

      829 Riverside Drive, Suite 120

      Asheville, NC 28804

    3.  Boone North Carolina Locations

      Boone Outlet Store · Art Studio and Workshop Center

      Store Hours: 10am-6pm Monday - Saturday (Subject to Winter Hours)

      Phone: 828-262-5459

      374 Industrial Park Drive

      Boone, NC 28607

    4. Charlotte North Carolina

      Charlotte Retail Store · Custom Framing Center

      Store Hours: 10am-8pm Monday - Saturday

      Phone: 704-845-CJAS (2527) 

      1848 Galleria Blvd. Suite D

      Charlotte, NC 28270

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  • There are no rules. IT'S YOUR ART, HAVE FUN!

    It all started in '87... In a drug store of all places. We've changed a lot over the years. New buildings. More products. We've had to work hard. We HAVE to try harder because we are still a small, family-owned art supply company. We go the extra mile to offer the BEST value in the United States. And, how do we do that? We carry only what the serious artist wants and needs. No gimmicks. No hard decisions. We buy direct whenever possible to get you the best deal possible. We are able to control expenses - because every penny we save is a penny you save. We are a "family of people" here at Cheap Joe's and we try to look after our people - that includes you! We create a worry-free environment with our 365-day return policy. It's pretty simple - You come first.

    Now you know a little about what makes us Cheap Joe's, and I would like to tell you a little of what I know about you folks...

    Every time you blink your eyes you see a new world. You get excited and enthused, not just about art, but about life. You are the heartbeat of society. You are not afraid to fail, or skin your knees. You are willing to take risks and to fall on your face. You know the old saying, 'If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right the first time.' Well... you and I both know if it's worth doing, it's worth failing many, many times to make sure you get it right. You are the arts. You are artists and we love you. One last thought... we must treat everyone with care and kindness. Never forget; we are all one.

    Thank you, 

    Joe Miller, Owner Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, Inc.

    Joe painting in water


    Joe Miller and the History of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

    Learn all about how Joe (and Cheap Joe's) got started.


    Joe Miller Receives AWS Dolphin Award

    The Dolphin Award is the American Watercolor Society's highest honor. Our very own Joe Miller became the 12th recipient of the American Watercolor Society Dolphin Award, "for outstanding effort on behalf of the visual arts, artists and organizations, and with special recognition for his support of artists working in watermedia and for his enthusiastic cooperation with the educational efforts of the American Watercolor Society."

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    Cheap Joe's 2 Minute Art Tips - Five Amazing Products That Don't Get Enough Love

    Julie highlights 5 amazing art supplies that don't receive the love they should, as recommended by Cheap Joe's own artist employees.

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