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Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Towson, MD

519 York Road
Towson, MD 21204

Located on the west side of York Rd, between the traffic circle (at Joppa Rd) and Pennsylvania Ave, directly across the street from the Rec Room, Torrent Lounge and Pho Dat Thanh.

Phone: 410-823-6406
Fax: 410-823-5635

Store Hours
Monday 9:00am 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm 5:00pm

  • We validate for 1 free hour at either the Towson Library Parking Garage, located on Chesapeake Ave., or the Cinemark Parking Garage, located on Delaware Ave. A validation on Saturday will give you 3 hours of parking!
  • Metered parking is also available nearby, including directly across the street on northbound York Rd. Metered parking is FREE on Sundays and after 6pm from Monday through Friday.

Public Transportation
1 - 2 blocks from bus stops for lines 8, 55 and quickbus 48.

Custom Framing
Save every day on custom framing. For more information, click here.
From your finest artwork to your newly earned diploma, Plaza frames it all! Our expert picture framing design team is ready and waiting for you to bring in your treasures.

Classes & Workshops
Plaza Towson is pleased to offer classes and workshops. Each week, a different topic is covered. From airbrushing to watercolor, a Plaza class may just be the answer to help take your artwork to the next level. To view the current schedule, click here.

Events in our Towson Store

Mix it Up with Mixed Media

Friday, April 21, 2017: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Instructor: Marta Kepka

Join us for a Liquitex workshop that will get you all fired-up about mixed media! Learn how to intermix and combine different water-based mediums, including acrylics, inks, spray paint, markers, collage and much more. Discover what is possible when you pour, layer, glaze, and transfer images through a variety of media. You won’t want to miss this chance to take your work to the next level and have a great time doing it! Call to register or walk-in for this free demo.

Marta Kepka is an artist working in central NJ. Marta plays conceptually with social complexities through her constructed "environments". Filtering through a feminist lens, the artist dismisses oppositional binaries by embracing the ideas of pure difference and material agency. Her crossdisciplinary interests led her to earn her BFA alongside a Psychology minor and Women’s Studies collateral program. She undertook her MFA at Montclair State University and has received several awards for her work which have been exhibited in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and the United Kingdom. In addition to maintaining an active studio practice, Marta also provides independent consulting to artists. Her work and writing can be found at

Golden Paints A-Z Lecture/Demo

Friday, April 28, 2017: 1:30-3:30pm
Instructor: Amy Shawley
Free! Registration is required
Acrylic Layers This Golden Paints lecture/demo is a two-hour free educational presentation on paint that covers a broad range of acrylic products and gives attendees a brief introduction to Williamsburg Oils and QoR Watercolors. The lecture covers pigment properties and paint formulations, gels, pastes, grounds, color mixing, drying time, health & safety concerns, and much more! Various acrylic materials and techniques will be demonstrated to enrich your understanding of the medium, among these you will learn basic tips for how to extend paint, make glazes, image transfers, acrylic "skins", and how to mix paints with gels and pastes to create exciting textures! Discover the possibilities and become inspired with how these fabulous materials can be added to your own creative process!

Amy Shawley

Amy Shawley is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by the natural world. Her work incorporates fauna, flora, landscapes, and textures she has encountered during her travels and everyday life. After earning her Art History degree, developing her love of paint, and exhibiting her work in New York and LA, Amy was selected and trained in 2008 by Golden Artist Colors for their Working Artist Program. She taught and lectured in their southern California territory for six years then relocated back east to offer painting lectures in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Amy teaches art workshops nationally, offers online education, and published her first book in 2015.

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