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45th Anniversary Seal Serving you for over 47 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.
Learn more about our story.
Andy & Cynthia Lenz - Lifetime Achievement

 

 

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Rives BFK Printing Paper.
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In-Store DEMO - Free!

Our Golden demo has been rescheduled. It will not be on May 18, but will be on June 25 instead. (See below.)


Sennelier Oil Paints
Saturday, June 18, 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!

 


Golden Brand Acrylics
Saturday, June 25, 1-3 p.m.

demo artist demo product

Judy Gittelsohn, our presenter, has been painting in Northern California for over 30 years. She is represented by Anne Loucks Gallery, Art Dimensions Los Angeles and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery. Her paintings have been published in TIME magazine and Metropolitan Home Magazine.

She will demonstrate and discuss Golden Acrylic paints including Golden's slow-drying Open Acrylics. Judy demonstrates up and down the West Coast. Learn more about Judy at her website: judyg.com

Please call and let us know that you are coming: 831-423-1935. If we don't get enough takers for this date and time, we'll reschedule.

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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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.

 

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