Flax has been at the center of the Bay Area arts community since 1938. Now run by the 3rd generation of the Flax family, we offer an unbeatable range of art supplies to inspire your creativity. Supported by our renowned service levels, with experienced staff to lend expert advice, you are sure to find everything you need from paints and art surfaces, to drawing supplies and studio needs. You'll also find kid’s art and craft supplies and gifts for creatives in your life.

Visit either of our stores in San Francisco and Oakland, or shop online for curbside pickup or local delivery. 

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