About the Art Supply House

The Art Supply House began in 2003 when Linda Frazee, the original owner, saw a need to provide high quality art supplies to residents in Durango. In 2004 Linda’s husband, Chris, began offering custom picture framing as well. Chris and Linda operated the business successfully for almost 10 years when they decided it was time to move on to other adventures. The business changed hands in 2012 with Jeramiah Townsend becoming the new owner. He continued to grow the store, organizing and increasing the inventory. Seven years later Jeramiah moved on to pursue one of his passions, passing the store to Matthew French-Holt.

Matthew, an artist and entrepreneur, is passionate about art and is building a place that supports local artists, everyone has pursued constant growth and improvements to the store, organizing and increasing inventory.

If we can’t be excellent, then why do it at all?

I want to create a store that people love to come and shop in… and that people love to work for.  I want to help our customers by providing them with the highest quality service and the products they desire at an affordable price. I want to provide a workplace that honors the amazing employees who work here.

Matthew French-Holt – Owner