Get Specialty Supplies on Campus

The SAIC Resale Center is a resource for students and faculty to purchase specialty supplies not sold through campus art supply stores or easily available downtown. We limit our inventory to supplies that have widespread and consistent need. Resale operates four stores and three vending machines.

ARTICard is the only accepted form of payment at the Resale Centers and the vending machines. 

Please download the Fall 2017 Resale Catalog [PDF]. Prices are subject to change. 

During the regular fall and spring semesters, hours are as follows. Note we are closed during holidays and breaks, such as Thanksgiving and Spring Break.

Columbus Resale Center

280 S. Columbus Dr., room B-031 in the basement

Open Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Open Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Open Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Columbus Resale carries:

MacLean Resale Center (and MacLean Media Center)

112 S. Michigan Ave., room 801

Open Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

MacLean Resale carries:

Sharp Resale Center (and tool checkout)

37 S. Wabash, room 302

Open Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Sharp Resale carries:

Sullivan Resale Center (and tool checkout)

36 S. Wabash, room 1243

Open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 

Sharp Resale carries:

Vending Machines

Two media vending machines are available at all times for student to purchase some small and commonly needed items, tailored to the activities in each building. Use your ARTICard to purchase the following common items.

The Columbus vending machine is in the basement of the Columbus Drive building, next to the Resale Center.

It vends:

The MacLean vending machine is on the eighth floor of the MacLean building, down the hall near the restrooms.

It vends:

The new Sullivan vending machine is on the twelfth floor of the Sullivan building, in the student lounge.

It vends:

**Please note that ARTICard is the only form of payment accepted at the Resale Centers and Vending Machines.

For more information, feel free to stop by either location and pick up our printed catalog or download it from the link at the top right of this page. You can also email, or call during hours of operation.

Criterion for Goods Sold in Resale

The SAIC Resale Centers provide specialty art-making materials that are not sold in the campus art supply stores or are difficult to acquire in downtown Chicago. The four Resale Centers are a convenient source for heavy or bulky materials such as lumber and plaster or materials hard to find downtown such as film and offset printing papers.

Due to restrictions of space and staff, Resale must limit our goods to those with prevailing and constant demand. By doing so, Resale is able to serve the largest portion of the SAIC community without sacrificing quality of service.

Goods that are appropriate for Resale must have:

Goods that are not appropriate for Resale will not be stocked if they:

Resale Prices

ARTICard is the only accepted method of payment

If you have any doubts about what product you should buy, CONSULT WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR FIRST.

All wire and metal must be paid for before being cut.

If you would like to purchase a quantity larger than available on the shelves, email with details of what you need. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Resale only stocks items listed on the price list. We are happy to provide you with vendor information so you can buy other materials. But we cannot accommodate special orders.

Returns/Refunds will be made if the following conditions are met:

About buying from Sharp Resale

About buying from Sullivan Resale

The Sullivan Fabrication Studio is ONLY for the use of authorized students in AIADO. While Resale is open to the whole school, please note this fact when making purchases, as you will not be able to store or cut in the SFS if you are not authorized!