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45th 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

Hear what one of our young customers says about Lenz Arts:
(Yes, unrelated and yes, not paid!)

 

BFK

RIVES BFK SALE!
Rives BFK Printing Paper.
22x30 white, 250 grams, acid-free. 100% cotton, 100 Pack.
List $775.00
Only $388.00!
You save huge...!


In-Store Demo - Free!

Shiva (Oil) Paintstiks
Saturday, February 17, 1-3 p.m.

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Artist and Lenz Arts owner Andy Lenz will be demonstrating and discussing the wide array of uses for Shiva Paintstiks which are oil paint in a stick form. Andy studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and has his undergraduate art degree from Chico State. He also did graduate work at San Jose State University and served as a teaching assistant for art courses. Andy is happy to answer any of your painting questions. More information on Paintstiks.

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

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


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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