It's an Honor and Pleasure to Serve our Community

Enviornmental Stewardship

"The quality of water and the quality of life in all its infinite forms are critical parts of the overall, ongoing health of this planet. The hardest part of any big project is to begin. We have begun. We are underway. We have a passion. We want to make a difference."

Sir Peter Blake (1948-2001)

The beautiful mix of forests, farmland and coastline that surround New Haven are a constant reminder of the sanctity of the environment and our relationship to it. This feeling extends from our staff, practices and products to you. The past 10 years Hulls has increasingly focused attention on supporting companies with aggressive green initiatives and offering products that are safer for artists and their families --use less lead, for instance, or moving away from oil-based to water-soluble materials.

Many artists want to be good stewards of the environment through the purchases they make, but we also recognize artists are often particular about the materials they use to create just the right effect for their art. We don't expect everyone to compromise on that--but hope to educate and encourage environmentally sound practices, where one might dispose of their materials and provide a list of more sustainable choices. Small steps and thoughtful daily practices make a yearly difference!

We recycle as much as possible here at Hull's, many different things - electronic equipment, paper, printer cartridges, along with paints and materials from our framing workshop--you name it.

We've installed efficient lighting fixtures throughout our store and set our thermostats so that we use less energy. We'll also be adding a green H to our green products to make them easy to identify throughout the store and our website. These products are made with sustainable materials, the companies have aggressive environmental policies or use renewable energy. If there are certain eco-friendly art supplies you use and would like Hull's to carry, we'd love to hear about them. Please drop us a line at

In the interim, we believe the most important thing we can do is to educate. Below you'll find key links to help you with disposal and to discover more sustainable and less toxic alternatives for you and your family.

"We have begun. We are underway. We have a passion. We want to make a difference."

Waste disposal requirements differ from one county or municipality to another. But artists can find out which agencies are in charge and what their rules are.

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Hull's is committed to attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled people without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, disability, personal background, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or education.

We honor diversity in the community we serve as well as with our strategic partners and vendors.

If you’re passionate about helping others, making people happy, love of the arts and knowledge of art supplies, we’d like to meet!

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"Thank you so much for all your help with the framing and shipping of my painting. It arrived in Pennsylvania safe and sound yesterday afternoon. The frame looks great and I'm very happy with the painting. I look forward to working with you again in the near future."

-Dawn Rapatski

"I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you for shipping the completed photo collage to Luke. The collage was completed beautifully and I am so very happy as I know he will love it. Again, please know how very grateful I am for your wonderful service and talent."


"Stewart - I'd like to Thank You and Deb again for ALL of your incredible help today! Your incredible service and talented people made a miracle happen! Working with you as a team was incredible and I will brag to all my Physicians about you, your staff and your shop!"

-Jon Grey

Community Outreach

Hull's Supports more than 40 local community and arts organizations through donations of goods and services throughout the year.

Ace Mentoring Program
Aids Walk New Haven
Art Space
Clifford Beers Clinic
Creative Arts Workshop
CT Women Artists
Dwight Hall @Yale
Edith B Jackson Child Care Program at Yale
Fellowship Place
First Baptist Church in New Haven
Forestry Club
Friends of New Haven Legal Assistance
Hole In the Wall Gang
Institute for the public interest at Law
John Slade Ely House
Leeway, Inc.
Life Haven
Members of the Yale Art Museums
Montessori School
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Neighborhood Music School

New Haven Paint & Clay Club
New Haven Preservation Trust
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
New Haven Tables
New Haven Urban Design League
Ronald McDonald House
St Raphael Hospital at Yale foundation
St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church
Schubert Theater
Town Green District
Yale Repertory Theater
Youth Continuum
Village of Power
WSHU Public Radio
Yale Athletics
Yale Children's Hospital
Yale for Haiti
Yale's LBBTQ Aids Walk
Yale's L Escuelita, Center
Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group
Yale Smilow Art Expression Program
Yale University Library Staff Association