FLAX art & design, San Francisco’s oldest and well-loved retail art supply store, has been serving the creative community in the Bay Area since 1938. As one customer said, FLAX is a “candy store for the creative.” Well now they're bringing that "candy store" to the mid-peninsula. This newest addition to the San Mateo art scene will focus on fine art and drawing materials, but the beauty of Flax is in their selection of accompanying products. Beautiful papers, rubber stamps, gifts, and lots of just plain "fun" products round out what you'll find at the bay area's best art materials store. And it's locally owned!In its 75 years, FLAX has become an icon of creative inspiration and a San Francisco institution. Staffed by artists, designers, and musicians, the store is visited regularly by residents and tourists alike. From established professionals and serious students to weekend dabblers and hobbyists, at FLAX you can awaken your inner Picasso with tools, supplies and gifts for every artistic passion and all age levels.
The new store will open in mid July 2014 at 3600 El Camino Real, right next door to FedEx. If you'd like to follow their progress and get the most up to date information regarding this newest addition to the bay area arts scene, visit https://www.facebook.com/flaxartsm .