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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!
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.
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Andy & Cynthia Lenz - Lifetime Achievement


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Rives BFK Printing Paper.
22x30 white, 250 grams, acid-free. 100% cotton, 100 Pack.
List $840.00
Only $420.00!
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In-Store DEMO LECTURE - Free-ish*!

Sennelier Watercolors
Saturday, July 13, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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*$15 (Later Credited) Registration Required!

Camille LaPointe-Lyons will demonstrate and discuss Sennelier watercolors. An accomplished artist, Camille's work and articles have appeared in American Artist Magazine, Color Pencil Magazine, Online American Artist Magazine.

She earned a BFA from California College of the Arts in Drawing and Printmaking and Secondary Teaching Credential from CSU Hayward in Art Education. She has also done Post Graduate work in Art Education.

Since 2004, Camille has been teaching undergratuate and graduate classes at the Academy of Art University in the Fine Art and Illustration. Camille demonstrates up and down the West Coast. Learn more about Camille at her website:
A video of her watercoloring can be seen here:

We will have lots of "demo day" sales! Plus a free raffle and free samples for those who attend the demo!

PARKING Car parking will not be available in the Lenz Arts parking lot. Free parking can be found either behind the lawyer's office across the street or on the streets around Holy Cross Church. There are metered spaces nearby as well.

Important! You must register to guarantee yourself a seat!
• When you attend the presentation, your full $15.00 registration fee will be refunded to you in the form of a credit valid on that day for any Sennelier products.

• All seating will be reserved and limited.
• If you register but learn you cannot attend, refunds will only be provided for cancellations at least 24 hours in advance of the presentation—we need time to fill your vacated seat from the waiting list.

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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!

Silk Cut Lino
Lenz Arts is imports 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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