Michaels Stores is crafty. The nation's #1 arts and crafts retailer owns and operates more than 1,000 Michaels Stores across the US and Canada. Michaels sells some 36,000 products, including art and hobby supplies, d�cor, frames, needlecraft kits, party and seasonal products, and silk and dried flowers. It also offers 10 private brands, including Artist's Loft, Art Minds, and Craft Smart. It provides framing and art supplies though some 120 Aaron Brothers stores in California, Texas, and half a dozen other states. The company's Artistree subsidiary manufactures frames and molding for Michaels and Aaron Brothers stores. Michaels Stores, owned by Bain Capital Partners and The Blackstone Group, has filed to go public.