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Inspiring Creativity Since 1938

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The Flax family has enjoyed serving the creative community in the Bay Area through our San Francisco retail store since 1938 - for 74 years! We are well known for carrying an incredible breadth of product, providing you with courteous and knowledgeable assistance, and inspiring your creativity through the thoughtful presentation of merchandise. As one customer said, we are a "candy store for the creative."

~ Voted â€œBest of the Bay” every year since 2001 ~

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all major credit cards, debit, cash, visa, mastercard, discover, amex
Two locations: Downtown Oakland and San Francisco in the Fort Mason Center for Arts & culture

Southeast San Francisco, South of Market, Downtown Oakland, Uptown, Central Oakland
Lots of Parking! Public transportation: We are located at the intersection of Market St. and Valencia St., very near Muni's Metro Station at Market/Van Ness and BART.  NEW - Digital Printing of your fine art giclees, and canvas stretching.
English, Spanish
Arts & Crafts Supplies
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Parking: Garage, Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Price Range : Average

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they also take care of you even after the transaction.

Find any art related item you may need at this store.  Not only is the place mesmerizing, I can track down just about any supplies I need because the staff at this store are nice enough to go out of their way to help your every need.  Prices are at least competitive, and usually better than other art supply stores in San Francisco, but watch out because you can lose track of time (and your budget) here.  Excellent customer service by the way because they also take care of you even after the transaction.


Everything in one store

Flax is an icon of everything San Francisco. Quirky, funky and fun! They have the best selection of art supplies I've ever seen in one place and the staff is really informed on how to use everything they sell. You just can't find that kind of service anywhere else. The Paper selection is totally off-the-hook. I often do collage work and if I can't find what I'm looking for at Flax, then it simply isn't available in the Bay Area. This place is a must visit for creative people and even the creatively challenged.

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FLAX art & design

1501 Martin Luther King Jr WayOaklandCA 94612

(510) 867-2324

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