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FLAMES & SPARKS FOR OAKLAND FLAX ART & DESIGN GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
After 78 years San Francisco's iconic Flax Art & Design store will unveil its new 14,500 square feet home at 1501 Martin Luther King Way.
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The FLAX "F" logo was created by Louis Danziger in 1949 and is in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
The New York Times, Let the Fountain Pens Flow, by Miranda Purves, December 26, 2018 (Jane Andreasen, head of our Fine Pens Department at FLAX was interviewed for this article on the comeback of the fountain pen).
WhereTraveler, 10 Places to Find Inspiration in San Francisco's Nature-Filled Landscape, by Renee Brincks, October, 2018
WhereTraveler, Fort Mason: San Francisco's Waterfront Playground With Cultural Appeal, by Renee Brincks, August, 2018
The Daily Californian Travel Blog, Around town with Allison: Off the wall! Instagram-worthy walls in Oakland, by Alison Fong, March, 2018
SF Station, San Francisco’s Legacy Business List: Historical & Cultural Hot Spots, January 2018
East Bay Express, ARTS & CULTURE » ART PICK - Oakland Print Fair at FLAX Art & Design, October, 2017
Oakland Magazine, Best Art Store, June, 2016
San Francisco Magazine, The Best Places to Shop in SF in 2016
(FLAX Fort Mason Center store), June 2016
Bedford Gallery, at the Lesher Center for the Arts, BG Blog, Inspiring Creativity: An Interview with Howard Flax, June, 2016
Oakland Momma, (lifestyle blog), Right Brain Inspired at Flax art and design, By Adrienne Schell, June, 2016
510 Families, FLAX Art & Design brings more creativity to Oakland, By Heather Flett, May, 2016
KQED News FLAX Art Supply Opens a New Store and a New Era With Move to Oakland, Contributors: Tara Siler, Chloe Veltman and Devin Katayama, April, 2016
San Francisco Magazine, Flax Art & Design, Like The Artists It Serves, Is Decamping To Oakland, By Joe Eskenazi, January, 2016
SF Gate Longtime Market Street art supply store Flax moving to Oakland, By J.K. Dineen, January, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle, Flax art merchant sees forced move as brush with opportunity, By J.K. Dineen, August, 2015
ABC7 News, New Legislation is Trying to Protect Old Businesses from SF Real Estate Boom, October, 2014
NBC Bay Area news segment, Longtime San Francisco Art Store Faces Tough Search for New Home, by Joe Rosato Jr., July, 2014
"FLAX is really meant for Oakland … this is a family-owned business … so it’s perfect to place this in a city with so much artistic energy and legacy — so close to public transportation and in the center of the Bay Area, where all artistic souls can get here conveniently.”
-Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (from this KQED article)
East Bay Express - Best Art Supply Store
East Bay Express - Best Art Supplies
Oakland Magazine - Best Art Store
FLAX art & design, Oakland store named Best Arts & Crafts Store - Goods & Services - Readers' Choice
San Francisco Magazine - Best Places to Shop 2016
FLAX art & design, Fort Mason Center store named Best Places to Shop in SF - Hobby - Art Supplies
Oakland Magazine - Best Art Store 2016
Flax Art & Design, Oakland store named Best Art Store - Goods & Services, Editor's Choice
Bay Area A-List - BEST OF 2015
Flax Art & Design named Best Arts and Crafts by Bay Area A-List voters
FLAX is among the Top 100 Shops in the Bay Area. The list was compiled by 14 Bay Area tastemakers who chose their go-to stores, and published in the SF Chronicle's Style section.
For the page featuring FLAX, click on this link to a pdf: Top 100 shops.
Totally Awesome Artistic Art Supplies
Red Tricycle's Awesome Awards honor kid friendly brands, products and services as recognized by the Red Tricycle Community.
Red Tricycle is a mom-focused community that helps parents have more fun with their kids. For these awards Moms nominated their picks, then the top nominees and Red Tricycle's editorial team picked the finalists for each category.
Our goal at FLAX is to inspire creativity, and we work hard to present a wide selection of arts and craft supplies for kids to express their imagination through thoughtful play. We are proud to share this award with you.