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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!


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 $958.00
Only $527.00!
You save huge...!

In-Store Demo!

Daniel Smith Watercolors & Fabriano Papers - Fee $15* (*Credited)
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

*Your $15 registration fee is refunded as a credit toward any Daniel Smith or Fabriano product in our store!

Join us for a fun and interesting conversation with Scott Stevenson, Sales Representative and Brand Amabassador for DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing. Have questions about Quinacridone pigments? Wonder where the color Serpentine comes from? How does the color Moonglow gets its name or how does DANIEL SMITH test pigments for lightfastness? What’s granulation? This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a conversational and relaxed atmosphere.

The second part will be a hands-on experience where participants will put paint to paper as we explore different color combinations to take your work to the next level.

Also, joining is Savoir-Faire Director of Education Andrew Cook. While enjoying the paint Andrew will be discussing FABRIANO and how they have been making the world’s finest papers for more than 750 years! This a great opportunity to try a variety of papers from one of the world’s oldest paper mills! Come join us!

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!


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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!

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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