Founded in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1911, Blick Art Materials (DickBlick.com) is the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States with more than 65 retail stores nationwide. Its products cater to the full spectrum of artists ' from the youngest child ready to scribble with his or her first crayon to well-known, gallery-represented professionals. The company's extensive product selection, competitive prices, and superior customer service make Blick the best choice for art educators, students, artists, architects, designers, hobbyists or anyone requiring quality art materials for work or pleasure. A long-time advocate of art education in the U.S., Blick also provides support to scholastic, collegiate, and professional art shows, both financially and through a variety of materials that emphasize the benefits of art education. Blick also supports the communities in which it does business by sponsoring in-store events, local schools, art leagues, and community groups across the country.