Herbert Evans Art Shop Thrives In Maboneng


Herbert Evans has been in business of paint for over 100 years. They are also undoubtedly Joburg’s favourite arts and crafts store. Now, luckily for those of us who live in the CBD or Joburg East, Herbert Evans has opened up a new store. You can pick up all your art supplies at the super cool Maboneng Precinct, as Herbert Evans officially opened their doors in the Arts on Main building in February 2019. We recently paid them a visit to check out all the store has to offer. 

Herbert Evans Art Shop

Herbert Evans arrived in Joburg in 1889 with only a cart, a ladder, some paintbrushes and pure ambition. Over a century later, the Herbert Evans Art Shop is still thriving. Their specialist fine art supply shops are a wonderland to painters, sketch artists and even props makers. Supplying graphic pencils, charcoal, oils and acrylics, calligraphy ink, polystrene blocks and the finest paper, Herbert Evans is the go-to for all things artsy. Plus, their friendly staff are often artists themselves and always have the best advice on which materials to use.

However, for years, those of us hailing from the East side of Johannesburg have had to schlep all the way out to their stores in Fourways or Rosebank. Those days are finally over, as Herbert Evans has opened up a quaint fine arts supply store right in the heart of the Maboneng Precinct!

Welcome to Maboneng

Herbert Evans officially opened up their Maboneng store in February 2019. The store is situated within the Arts on Main building. Tucked neatly between a clothing boutique and the Arts on Main entrance, you could easily miss the store in between the hustle and bustle of the street. Things get especially rowdy on Sundays, as the Market on Main action takes over the street. Pop into the store when it all gets too much. The sight and smell of new paper, pens and paintbrushes is sure to soothe you right away.

Now, I must mention that the Herbert Evans Maboneng store is quite small. Unlike the Fourways and Rosebank stores, this is a minimalist, bare essentials kind of place. But, they have not skimped on quality at all. You can still get all your favourite branded art products at decent prices. Most importantly, the signature Herbert Evans wood mannequins liven up the shelves.

Arts and Crafts

Herbert Evans offers fine artists, graphic artists, scrapbookers and creative hobby enthusiasts only the finest quality products. From Mont Marte paintbrushes in all shapes and sizes, to Van Gogh and Rembrandt watercolours, Copic markers and the finest grain cotton-art-paper, they have it all. One half of the Maboneng store is dedicated just to paper and canvases! So, no matter what kind of project you have undertaken, they are bound to have just the right materials to bring your creative imaginings to life.

Looking for school art supplies? Herbert Evans is your answer. They often have sales with up 50% off pencils, fine liners and acrylics. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming sales offers.

For more information

For more information, visit their website, or, follow them on Instagram.

Contact them on 011 614 0000 / 083 633 4430 or via email at juanli.debeer@herbertevans.co.za

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