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50th Anniversary Seal Serving you in our 50th year, Lenz Arts offers the largest selection of fine art supplies and the oldest custom frame shop on the Central Coast. Described as "one of the last real art stores on the West Coast," people drive for hours to take advantage of our comprehensive stock and knowledge. From the finger-painting toddler to the professional gallery artist, we've got you covered!
Andy & Cynthia Lenz, founders of Lenz Arts, were presented with the International Art Materials Association's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to honor their significant impact on the fine art materials industry.
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Andy & Cynthia Lenz - Lifetime Achievement
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Rives BFK Printing Paper.
22x30 white, 250 grams, acid-free. 100% cotton, 100 Pack.
List $840.00
Only $420.00!
You save huge...!


In-Store Demo - Free!

Liquitex Acrylic Paints
Saturday, January 19, 1-3 p.m.

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This demo is all about getting people excited about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums so they can go right into the studio with tons of new ideas.

Kristen Brown is a San Francisco−based painter originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her paintings, based on experimental film photography, explore the themes of dislocation, transience, and memory. She has exhibited at galleries across the United States and Canada, and her work has been featured by the American Craft Council and Fresh Paint Magazine. In 2015, she was awarded a painting grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Montreal. Kristen holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

And remember that we will have lots of one-day sales on the day of the demonstration! Plus a free raffle and a free Liquitex sample pack for those who attend!



Fine Art Papers from Strathmore and Canson
Saturday, January 26, Noon-2 p.m.

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Kari Foteff, the Regional Manager from FILA Fine Art Group, will be here to present and discuss fine art papers from both Strathmore Artist Papers and Canson North America. Learn what paper to use when! Kari will have samples of new papers that have been added to the lines and demonstrate some mixed media techniques.

Kari has been the representative for Strathmore for . . . more years than I can remember! FILA bought Strathmore in 2018 and so owns two major brands of artists papers, Strathmore and Canson. Kari knows her papers!

And remember that we will have lots of one-day sales on the day of the demonstration! Plus a free raffle and a free Strathmore sample pad for those who attend!


Please stop by the store or sign up online for our demo reminder e-mail list!


And more demos coming. . . check back for more information!

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You'll hear about our demos and we'll include news, art information, specials, some humor and otherwise keep you in touch with happenings at Lenz Arts, the art mecca of Santa Cruz!

Wow! Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks!

Silk Cut Lino
Lenz Arts is now stocking Silk Cut Lino, the pinacle of printing linoleums!

Lenz Arts storefront
Our 10,000 square foot location—wall to wall supplies for you!

Art Materials/General Information: (831) 423-1935
Custom Picture Framing: (831) 425-7111
Hours, directions, and full contact information.

Free Onsite Parking

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