2016 Goods & ServicesEditors' Choice
Best Art Store
Flax Art & Design
After spending its 37-year tenure in San Francisco on Market Street, Flax Art & Design has chosen a bittersweet move to a 1920s architectural wonder with exposed trusses in Oakland, a move sure to benefit the local art community. The community has welcomed Flax with open arms. A $99,000 city grant went toward internal renovations, and a $30,000 grant was applied to external innovations, making visiting this new 14,500-square-foot space a must. The trademark art store has been hailed as one of the best in the Bay Area for decades. Find anything you need here for your inner artist or gifts for your artist pals, from drafting pens and journals to spray paint, dye, and pastels.
1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Way