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50th Anniversary Seal

Serving you for over 50 years, 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!



MON-SAT, 10:00AM-6:00PM

is still available.



A Mural was painted on our building in September 2021 by Jimbo Phillips as part of the Sea Walls Santa Cruz project.
Click on the photo to the left for more!


Andy & Cynthia Lenz, founders of Lenz Arts, were presented with the International Art Materials Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 to honor their significant impact on the fine art materials industry.
Learn more about our story.
Andy & Cynthia Lenz - Lifetime Achievement

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



Rives BFK Printing Paper.
22x30 white, 250 grams, acid-free. 100% cotton, 100 Pack.
List $865.00
Only $476.00!
You save huge...!

In-Store Lecture Demo!

Golden Brand Acrylics - $5/FREE*
Saturday, August 27, 1-3 p.m.

demo artist demo product

*Your $5 registration fee is refunded on the day as a credit toward any product in our store!

Judy Gittelsohn, our presenter, has been painting in Northern California for over 30 years. She has now has her own gallery in Watsonville. Her paintings have been published in TIME magazine and Metropolitan Home Magazine.

She will demonstrate and discuss Golden Acrylic paints including Golden's new exciting SoFlat Acrylics. Judy demonstrates up and down the West Coast. Learn more about Judy at her website: judyg.com

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!

Registration required. Masks are recommended for attendees, but not required.

Important! You must register to attend!
• All seating will be reserved and limited.
• Please use the "Buy Now" link below to register. Remember to fill in your name and phone number. If you have trouble, call us and we can take care of you.

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More demos coming!

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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!

Silk Cut Lino
Lenz Arts imports 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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Do you have a class list?
Send it to us and we will take care of everything…

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