FLAX is the East Bay's only independent art store.
Family owned and operated for 80 years, the Flaxes are committed to the local community.
Get a taste of our in-store offerings from our Pointy catalog - click here.
Thousand of items to stimulate your creativity! (see our brands)
We are in Downtown Oakland, one block west of the Elihu Harris State Building at MLK and 15th.Address: 1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94612
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.
Closed Memorial Day
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Come see our murals!
Annual Store Events
Pen Faire - (May, 2019)
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 - (July, 2019)
Our eagerly anticipated always celebrated annual Kidsfest is a fascinating day of discovery, imagination and learning for children and their parents.