Oakland Store

 

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40,000 items to stimulate your creativity! (see our brands)


Getting Here

We are in Downtown Oakland, one block west of the Elihu Harris State Building at MLK and 15th.

Public Transit: We are a 5 minute walk from BART, either the 12th or 19th street stations.

Driving: Super easy access just off hwy 980, we have free parking in our back parking lot off 15th.

Address1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-867-2324

Hours

Monday - Saturday

10:00am - 6:30pm

Sunday

10:00am - 6:00pm


Come see our murals!

Heather Day
Nychos
Natty Rebel

 

 

 

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Annual Store Events

Pen Faire - (Next one coming May, 2018)

This one-of-a-kind event is the best way to sample a variety of pens and find the one that is just right for you, and at a special price. Treat yourself and others to a great gift. Whether you are an enthusiast or a novice you will be sure to find the right pen at the right price.
Click here for more info!

Next Kid's Fest - (Next one coming July 28th, 2018)

Our eagerly anticipated always celebrated annual Kidsfest is a fascinating day of discovery, imagination and learning for children and their parents. Learn more...


Store Services

             

Be a Live Artist

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Learn about the in-store services we offer including Display Easel Rental, Envelopments Custom Stationary, Pina Zangaro Custom Albums, and Cannizzaro Custom Wax Seals and Embossers.    Learn More>>

             

 

FLAX has an established in-store Live Artist program to support local artists. If you are an art student to an accomplished professional, with an interest in sharing your talents, we welcome you! Learn More>>

 


Flames & Sparks to kick off Ribbon Cutting Event!

The official Ribbon Cutting event for our new store in Oakland kicked off Thursday amidst flames and sparks! Mayor Schaff arrived in a flame throwing Snail Car to torch a titanium rod marking the opening of our new flagship store. Live artists and members from the community joined to celebrate this memorable event in true Oaklandish fashion.

Click here to learn more!

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As one chapter in our 78 year history ends, a new one begins. This move is actually a return to Oakland for FLAX, where we once operated an art supply store in the 1950's alongside our first San Francisco Store which opened its doors in 1938.

Our new 14,500 square foot space in Oakland is located at 1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way at 15th, 2 blocks from City Hall. Built in 1922, the building retains many of its original art-deco architectural features. Previously used as an an automotive repair shop and indoor soccer facility, the space is fully stocked with the familiar and extensive range of products previously carried at our Market Street store location.

To learn more about our move click here...