Michaels Stores, Inc., the nation's largest retailer of arts and crafts materials, helps crafters of all ages express their imaginations with skill and originality. With a broad assortment of products, knowledgeable and friendly sales associates, educational in-store events, classrooms, and instructional displays, the company offers a shopping experience that inspires customers to pursue creative goals. Over 1,000 Michaels stores can be found in 49 states and Canada, all offering a large selection of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor, and seasonal merchandise. They carry approximately 37,000 basic items and average 18,300 square feet of selling space. In addition to these retail and wholesale divisions, Michaels Stores, Inc. also operates seven distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States to supply stores with merchandise.