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.
Christmas Eve (Sun., Dec. 24): 11-3:30.
CLOSED December 25-26.
(Reopen Wednesday, December 28.)
Weds., Dec. 28 - Sat., Dec. 30:
Open at 10 and close at 5:30.
CLOSED Monday, January 1.
Normal hours resume January 2.
Hear what one of our young customers says about Lenz Arts: (Yes, unrelated and yes, not paid!)
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...!
Cretacolor Drawing Products Saturday, January 13, 1-3 p.m.
Bay Area artist Rick Kitagawa will be explaining and demonstrating Cretacolor drawing products—pencils, graphite sticks, etc. 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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