Oakland Store

Our stores are temporarily closed due to the public health crisis.
We are offering Curbside Pickup and Local Delivery. For more, click here.

FLAX is the East Bay's only independent art store.

Family owned and operated for 82 years, the Flaxes are committed to the local community.

Flax Oakland Store

Get a taste of our in-store offerings from our Pointy catalog - click here.

Thousand of items to stimulate your creativity! (see our brands)

Workshops and Events

Getting Here

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
Phone: 510-867-2324
Public Transit:
We are a 5 minute walk from BART, either the 12th or 19th street stations.
Free ParkingDriving: Super easy access just off hwy 980, we have free parking in our back parking lot off 15th.


Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6:30pm

Sunday, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Come see our murals!

Annual Store Events


Pen Faire - (May, 2020)

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, 2020)

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

Best of Oakland, 2017 Best of East Bay, 2017