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Our Story

Opus Art Supplies began as a small picture frame manufacturer in 1974, designing its own frames and stocking framing supplies oriented towards the professional arts community. A great many of the relationships which we established early on have remained, as many of our long-term customers continue to shop with us to this day.

Through our beginnings, we realized that there was a need in the BC arts community for a comprehensive supplier of fine art materials. We now stock ready-made frames, chop frames and mats, student and professional art supplies, a full range of unique arts and craft materials which we continue to expand plus a Digital Printing Service to take digital artwork and photographs from the screen to print.

We now have six stores in British Columbia - on Granville Island in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Kelowna and Victoria - plus a mail order service, which encompasses an online store and phone order call centre, so that we can best serve customers across Western Canada and beyond.

Our company philosophy is 'small is beautiful'. We have worked hard to develop a community and culture where we can share ideas, develop solutions, and be innovative and passionate. We practice sustainable and earth-friendly options in our buying practices and our business dealings. We donate to our community and help our customers share their stories through our website and a monthly Visual Arts newsletter.

Many of our staff are artists themselves and very knowledgeable about the products and services we provide. We believe we are your best resource when you are looking for creative solutions or materials.

thank you,

David van Berckel
President