We are OPEN!
Please, masks are required for entry to our store.
In Alameda and other Bay Area counties, as of Tuesday Aug 3rd, it is required that everyone wear a mask indoors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. This is due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant and an accompanying surge of Covid cases.
All of us at Flax are vaccinated. Please get vaccinated. Only then can we shed these masks and share our smiles.
FLAX is the East Bay's only independent art store.
Family owned and operated for 83 years, the Flaxes are committed to the local community.
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.
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Other residents in the FLAX Building:
Come see our murals!
Annual Store Events
Pen Faire - (November, 2021)
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, 2022)
Our eagerly anticipated always celebrated annual Kidsfest is a fascinating day of discovery, imagination and learning for children and their parents.