Based in Indianapolis, Ind., Michaels Stores Inc. specializes in providing arts and crafts supplies and products. Incorporated in Delaware in 1983, it is one of the largest arts and crafts specialty retailers in North America providing materials, ideas and education for creative activities. The company provides products for arts, crafts, floral displays, framing, home accents, and children's hobbies and activities. Michaels Stores Inc. operates 1,028 Michaels retail stores in 49 states, as well as in Canada, averaging 18,300 square feet of selling space per store. In addition, it operates over 148 Aaron Brothers stores.