About Triarco®

Our History

In 1946, Triarco® Arts & Crafts, LLC began its proud history as an arts and crafts supplier in the greater Twin Cities area. The original company - Gager’s Handicrafts - was a privately owned and operated retail establishment located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the early 1960’s, Gager’s Handicrafts merged with two other regional arts and crafts organizations to form the Triarco® Arts & Crafts company. The Triarco® company name was actually the brainchild of Mrs. Gager at the time of the merger - Tri (Three) + ar (Art) + co (Companies) - with the name representing the merger and no one organization standing out above the others. Each of the three organizations had mail order catalogs and retail stores. The Triarco® Arts & Crafts mail order catalog was developed to assist art educators around the world in obtaining product for their classrooms. Triarco has been expanding its offering of professional art supplies tailored to higher education & professional art markets.

Triarco® now offers nearly 18,000 products within the covers of its four unique mail order catalogs. We serve customers around the world. At Triarco®, our primary objective is to offer all of our customers the best customer service on the planet! We are committed to meeting our customer’s needs for quality, delivery, and service. We want every customer’s experience with us to be positive and friendly. We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you.


Our Mission

Triarco® organization customers will view us as a company that offers them the best customer service on the planet! Our mission is to make sure that their experience with us is positive and friendly. They will want to do business with us because we are committed to meeting their needs for quality, delivery, and service. Our staff knows our business is dependent on our customers. We will continually strive to be better than our competitors.