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45th Anniversary Seal Serving you for over 49 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!
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.
Learn more about our story.
Andy & Cynthia Lenz - Lifetime Achievement

 

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Lenz Arts
will be closed September 4
in observance of
Labor Day.

 

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

 

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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!

Sennelier Oil Paints
Saturday, September 9, 1-3 p.m.

demo artist Rick Kitagawa art

Bay Area artist Rick Kitagawa will be explaining and demonstrating Sennelier Artists' Oils. Rick is an award-winning visual artist, storyteller, and arts educator based in San Francisco. With degrees from UC Berkeley and Academy of Art University, Rick is a multidisciplinary artist weaving together digital with traditional media, text and imagery, abstract and figurative, painting and printmaking.

Rick's work has been seen in venues all over the SF Bay Area, including SPACE gallery, 111 Minna, and Big Umbrella Studios.

As an arts educator, he has taught workshops for Apple, the Museum of Craft and Design, and the Academy of Sciences, and teaches business courses for artists at the Academy of Art University.
www.rickkitagawa.com

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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