Looking for a way to display your art or work on a painting or drawing? Light, foldable, and portable, steel display easels are great for classes, studio visits, fairs, and plein air painting or sketching. Made for easy carrying and quick storage, they’re essential equipment for artists and galleries. Some are tabletop models; others are meant for floor displays. Many can be adjusted to various heights and to support different-sized pieces. Browse our selection below to find the right steel easel to suit your needs.
1. Arteza Black Steel Display Easel
Arteza’s black steel display easel stands 63” tall and is ideal for trade shows, presentations, and studio visits. This pack includes three durable display easels with nonslip rubber feet and an adhesive strap to keep them securely folded when not in use. You can adjust the height of each easel by modifying the distance between the display legs.
2. Ohuhu Aluminum Easel
Made of high-quality aluminum alloy, this easel is quite versatile. Its height can be adjusted from 25″ to 72″ and each telescoping leg can be lengthened and shortened individually to provide stability on crooked floors. A spring clip holds your artwork or signage firmly in place. Good looking enough for a display easel, it is also sturdy enough to work on (though it’s a bit too light to be suitable for painting outdoors). With two in a pack, you won’t have to choose. Weighing under three pounds and with its own carrying case, it’s easy to pack up and store.
3. Pujiang Display Easel
Pujiang’s folding easels stand 63” tall. Constructed with spring-loaded joints, these easels are easy to put up, take down and adjust without tools. Each easel is made of lightweight tubular steel painted a glossy black. Rubber-tipped feet provide no-slip assurance. Support clips slide up and down to accommodate artworks of various widths. Perfect for trade shows, office presentations, and artist exhibits, each easel weighs only 2.5 pounds and can be folded into a 15″ bundle for easy storage and portability. This pack includes six black steel easels, making it a good choice for bulk buying.
4. U.S. Art Supply Aluminum Field and Display Easel
This field and display easel from U.S. Art Supply adjusts from 55″ to 80″ high, and can be used for showcasing work or as an indoor or outdoor artist’s easel. A locking head can hold your artwork vertically, horizontally, or at any angle in between; set your pad or canvas up vertically for oil painting, or horizontally for watercolor. Tripod legs can be adjusted individually to stabilize the easel on uneven terrain, whether a field or studio floor. Collapsing down to 28″ and with its own carrying case, this easel is a breeze take on plain air painting expeditions and an affordable alternative to more expensive wooden field easels.
5. U.S. Art Supply Black Steel Tabletop Instant Display Easel
U.S. Art Supply’s easel, made of reinforced lightweight tubular steel, is for tabletop use only. Measuring 14” tall, it can support up to five pounds. It is easy to set up and take down and has nonslip rubber feet to provide stability and protect tabletop surfaces. With a minimal design and a sleek black finish, this easel is perfect for framed pictures and store signs.