Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Towson, MD

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.


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.

Plaza Artist Materials Towson

Public Transportation

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

Custom framing

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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.

Events in our Towson Store

Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors - Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials
Friday, March 29: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Free! Event is limited to 20 attendees - call the store at 410-823-6406 to reserve your space!
Demonstrator: Sarah Becktel
Gamblin Artists Oil Tubes

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials Since our founding, Gamblin Artists Colors has handcrafted luscious oil colors and contemporary mediums true to the working properties of traditional materials, yet safer and more permanent. Gamblin's dedication to today's oil painters extends beyond offering the finest possible materials – we believe in sharing our knowledge so painters can choose those materials that best support their own artistic visions. Join artist Sarah Becktel for a two-hour lecture demonstration that will cover the following: Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors, Color Theory, Color Mixing, Mineral vs Modern Pigments, Indirect vs Direct Techniques, Galkyd Painting Mediums, Building Permanent Paintings, Supports, Sizing and Grounds, Studio Safety, and more! Lecture will be followed by a hands-on portion where attendees can test out a variety of Gamblin colors and mediums. All attendees will receive FREE Gamblin Product & Literature.

Sarah Becktel graduated from the Tyler School of Art in 2005 with a BFA in painting and continued her studies of representational drawing and painting at multiple locations including Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia and the Art Students League in New York. She has exhibited her art in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Sarah is a member of ASTM International's subcommittee for artist materials, where she helps to revise and maintain standards related to lightfastness testing. Her artwork can be seen at:

Towson Classes & Workshops

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Towson Spring & Summer Schedule pdf
(March 2019 - July 2019)

Towson Fall & Winter Schedule pdf
(September 2018 - February 2019)

Registration & Cancellations

All information including but not limited to instructors, dates and fees are subject to change without notice.