Oxfordshire’s No 1 Art and Craft Shop

Broad Canvas was founded in 1981 by an Oxford family and plays an important part in the creative hub in Oxford and the surrounding area. Situated in the heart of Oxford City Centre and sitting opposite Oxford University’s Balliol College in Broad Street, this art and craft shop is unique and full of character. Loved by local artists, students from Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University and the many local schools, Broad Canvas has something for everyone. Spread over three floors, Oxfordshire’s No 1 Art and Craft shop caters for many crafts, hobbies and creative professions. Broad Canvas is known as a treasure trove to its customers as we have products displayed and tucked into every and any available space.
The Little Gallery and Broad Canvas Window Gallery

We are very keen to support our customers and local Oxford Artists. On the first floor of the shop The Little Gallery showcases the work of budding artists and professional artists and craftspeople. We invite local art groups and our members of staff to put on exhibitions with a view to sell their work and help raise awareness of their skills and talent.
We also have the Broad Canvas Window Gallery which shows off one piece of work for one week at a time. As this gallery faces onto Broad Street, in the centre of Oxford, the work is seen by many people and is an exciting addition to the shop.
If you are interested in displaying your work in The Little Gallery or the Broad Canvas Window Gallery, please contact us. You can email us at: thegallery@broadcanvas.net for further information about the exhibition possibilities.
Art Materials at Great Prices

We are always searching for new products and sourcing good quality artist materials at great prices. We have many special offers running in the shop throughout the year and feature special weekly and monthly deals. Our offers spread across art, model making, design, children’s craft materials, graphics, needlework, haberdashery, books and gift ideas.
Check out our current shop deals HERE.
Commitment to Schools and Businesses

We supply art and craft materials to many of the primary and secondary schools in and around Oxford and to the Universities in Oxford. Our special discounts, account facilities, bulk buy benefits, knowledgeable and helpful staff and delivery options make us the first choice for ease, customer service and price. Local businesses also enjoy our account facilities and efficient, personalised service. Contact us for further information.
Our Commitment to You as an Independent Art Shop

Over the years, we have built up a wealth of knowledge and awareness of the needs of the artist, hobbyist, beginner and student of creative studies. Our staff are all practising artists, illustrators, graphic designers or students of art and design. Between us we work hard to supply our customers with exactly what they need, at a price they want to pay and to give a personalised service not offered by large multiple chains. We understand that everyone has different needs and have different budgets. Our product ranges reflect this and we are proud to be Oxfordshire’s No 1 Art and Craft Shop. Broad Canvas is more than just an art and craft shop however. We are working hard to support your creativity whenever and however we can. We provide you with the materials, technical advice, project ideas and support required for you to create and enjoy your creativity. You can rely on us; an independent art and craft shop with years of experience and a wealth of knowledge.
Thank you for visiting our website. If you require any help or advice or would like to know more about what we do, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As an independent retailer we rely heavily on positive word of mouth from our customers. We would be very grateful if you would recommend us to your family, friends and neighbours. Thanks.


Our Address:

20 Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3AS


51.75404481234079, -1.2572816200956822