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45th Anniversary Seal Serving you for over 48 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 selection of materials. 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.
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Andy & Cynthia Lenz - Lifetime Achievement

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

 

BFK

RIVES BFK SALE!
Rives BFK Printing Paper.
22x30 white, 250 grams, acid-free. 100% cotton, 100 Pack.
List $775.00
Only $386.97!
You save huge...!


In-Store DEMO - Free!

Liquitex Acrylic Paints
Saturday, January 21, 1-3 p.m.

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Kristen Brown, Kristen Brown is a San Francisco−based painter originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her paintings, based on experimental film photography, explore the themes of dislocation, transience, and memory. She has exhibited at galleries across the United States and Canada, and her work has been featured by the American Craft Council and Fresh Paint Magazine. In 2015, she was awarded a painting grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Montreal. Kristen holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
kristenbrownart.com

Please stop by the store or contact us to sign up for our demo reminder e-mail list!

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!

 

In-Store CLASS - Free!

Drawing for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, January 28, 1-3 p.m.

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The easy-going and encouraging Rob Court, local drawing coach from The Scribbles Institute, will be conducting a hands-on introductory drawing class for people who are scared of drawing. He'll cover how to hold a pencil, drawing from observation, and basic composition. This is a session for rank beginners!

Class space is limited so registration is required. The class is free but there is $5 deposit which will be refunded in the form of a store credit when you arrive for the class. ("No-show = no dough!") Students are required to have a 9x12 sketch pad and 2B, 4B and 8B drawing pencils. Students may buy a sketch pad at 30% off for the class!


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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