20 Portable Products for Traveling Artists to Stay Creative On the Go

Travel Art Supplies

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Picking out what to pack for a trip can be tricky for any traveler—especially those who happen to be artists. On top of travel essentials, creative globetrotters have to figure out a way to fit all sorts of supplies in their suitcases, from sharp scissors to messy paints. Fortunately, however, we've come up with a list of portable products for all sorts of artists on the go.

With this selection of gifts for traveling artists, you can finally hit the road without a headache. On top of mobile materials—including a booklet of watercolor sheets and a compact sculpting set—you'll also find supplies that conveniently fold, collapse, and roll into easy-to-carry shapes and sizes. Plus, with an artsy travel mug and a book of drawing ideas, any journey can become a work of art!

Now, you can finally get this show and on the road and bring your love of art anywhere you go.

Are you a traveling artist? If so, check out these portable supplies for creatives on the go!


Portable Instant Photo Printer

Instant Photo Printer

Kodak | $134.99


Mini Desk and Easel


5-in-1 Pen


Watercolor “Colorsheets”


Compact Sculpting Set

Traveling Artist Travel Art Kit

kittd | $10


Durable Wood Journal

Traveling Artist Travel Art Kit

Hereafter | $29


Paintbrush Stylus

Paintbrush Stylus

Silstar | $22.99


Micro Art Set

Traveling Artist Travel Art Kit

Xonex | $13.99


Wood Painting Panels

Canvas Panels

Blick | $13.63+


Collapsible Water Cup

Traveling Artist Travel Art Kit

Faber Castell | $10.89


642 Things to Draw


Canvas Camera Shoulder Bag

Canvas Camera Case

MegaGear | $79.99


Paintbrush Organizer


Beechwood Multi-Function Artist Toolbox

Beechwood Multi-Function Artist Toolbox

7 Elements | $30.49


Sewing Needle Storage Book

Needle Storage Book

Drye Goods | $15.25


Knitting Needle Pouch


Portable Coffee Cup

Traveling Artist Travel Art Kit

Mari Orr | $23.20


Folding Paint Tray

Folding Palette

Blick | $4.49+


Rolled Colored Pencil Set


Traveling Artist Travel Art Kit

Intsun | $16.69


Travel Scissors

Traveling Artist Travel Art Kit

yueton | $7.79

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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