Oakland Store

We are OPEN! See below and book a visit today! Walk-ins welcome if we are not at capacity.
Also offering Curbside Pickup and Local Delivery (for details click here).

To ensure a safe and comfortable shopping experience, we are employing an appointment system to help regulate the number of people in the store at one time to twelve. Appointments are scheduled in 10 minute increments, but you need not leave after 10 minutes. Thank you in advance for following our Social Distancing protocol.

Schedule an Appointment

  • Book your visit in the calendar below
  • We are limiting the customer count in the store to twelve
  • Please practice Social Distancing, and wearing a mask is required
  • Please stay at home if you are not well

Please do not come if you are feeling any flu or cold like symptoms. Do not come if you are suffering from allergies, as a display of coughing or sneezing will make others uncomfortable. Apply your best efforts to maintain a minimum 6' distance between yourself and others. 

All that said, we look forward to serving you!

Curbside Pickup and Local Delivery

Orders placed on this website can be picked up or delivered locally. We are adding new products to everyday.

For more information about online ordering, please 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

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 - (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.
Learn more

Best of Oakland, 2017 Best of East Bay, 2017