about the art coop



our story

what we do

150 Lincoln Square

Urbana, IL


Mon-Sat: 10:00am-7:00pm

Sun: 12:00pm-5:00pm

We like art. We've liked art for a long time. Art Coop, Inc. was founded in 1971 and has operated in the CU area since that time.


Art Coop is currently run by Anna Peters & Hilary Pope making us a 100% female-owned business. We're thrilled to carry on the incredible legacy of The Coop left by founders Knut Bauer and Susan Smith.

We specialize in art, architectural, photographic and craft supplies.

In addition to all the customary art supplies we carry a vast selection of unique papers, fountain pens, greeting cards, posters, frames, notebooks, books, toys, black & white film/chemicals, photo paper, paint pens, tote bags, and a large variety of gifts!