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SCRAP at 40: Cause for Celebration

SCRAP, San Francisco’s remarkable resource for recycled art supplies, celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with an exhibition, Reclaimed: Elevating the Art of Reuse, and related commemorative events including a special evening gala, SCRAP40: I love that place! SCRAP was founded in 1976 by Ann Marie Theilen as a way to provide much-needed affordable art supplies for the teachers at San Francisco’s Unified [...]

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SF ART SHOW, on thru 9/17

FLAX hosts the SF ART SHOW, in collaboration with the Curators Project, 8/20 - 9/17. Join us to celebrate a final farewell to our long-time 1699 Market St location. We donated a large portion of the space for a group exhibition to commemorate everyone who has supported Flax over the years. (Goodbye Market Street, hello Oakland and Fort [...]

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Live Art with Heather Day

FLAX is honored to be the site of artist Heather Day’s first public mural. Her engaging abstract mural covers the side of our building on 15th St. and wraps around the front of our store on Martin Luther King Jr Way. Heather’s mural challenges the traditional boundaries of mural painting and encourages unique conversations and interactions with the surrounding [...]

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​American Craft at Fort Mason

The Annual American Craft San Francisco Show, the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, will be at Fort Mason Center, August 5-7. There you can enjoy exceptionally fine handcrafted jewelry, apparel, furniture, and home décor by more than 220 artists from across the country. Show-goers will also have the opportunity to engage in special showcases with the overall [...]

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Self As Super Hero Exhibit

Attitudinal Healing Connection's Art Esteem Portraits on exhibit now at the FLAX Oakland store!Come in to our Oakland store and look up and you may notice some colorful life sized superheroes soaring from our rafters. These creative and inspiring portraits are on exhibit through ArtEsteem, an award-winning art and literacy program developed by Attitudinal Healing Connection that develops creative, engaged [...]

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Live Art with Natty Rebel

Date of event: July 16-17, 2016 We would like to thank everyone who came out to support Live Art at our first Mural Painting Event! Here is the final mural, all applied with brush using Chroma's Mural Paint. With think this is Andre's (Natty Rebel) best mural yet! Come by our Oakland store and see it [...]

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Wild West: Plains to the Pacific

Wild West: Plains to the Pacific, now at the Legion of Honor, features 175 artworks—paintings, prints, drawings, photography and sculpture—all from the Fine Arts Museums’ collection. In an impressive display of the variety of ways artists have interpreted the American West, this exhibition tours the myths and realities of wild west themes such as Indians, cowboys, agriculture, mining and development.The [...]

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The Art of the Book

A fascinating exhibition of hand bookbinding is currently on view at San Francisco’s Main Library in the Skylight Gallery. More than forty members of Hand Bookbinders of California have contributed the nearly seventy books in this exhibit—an annual exhibition for this group. The books range widely in size and concept. All are striking for their uniqueness and high level [...]

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KPFA Summer Crafts Fair

Admission is free for the KPFA Summer Crafts Fair this June, but that is only one reason to go—one of more than 170 reasons. This premier Bay Area craft fair, benefitting KPFA 94.1 FM Public Radio, is a showcase for emerging talents in contemporary art and craft. More than 170 artisans will be there to display and sell their hand-made, [...]

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SFMOMA: A World-Class Museum

SFMOMA has reopened after a three-year transformation from the original Mario Botta-designed building to include a 10-story expansion, integrated seamlessly with the original and designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta. The architects took inspiration from San Francisco’s billowing fog in designing the museum exterior’s dramatic, rippled, white surface. Snøhetta is known for works including the Oslo Opera House, the Alexandria [...]

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