FLAX art & design, serving Bay Area creatives since 1938, is excited to be back in Oakland (we had a store here in the 50s)!
Q. What inspired you to start your business?
My grandfather started the business in 1938 on the heels of the depression. He moved here from New Jersey with very little to make a living for his family.
Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
As a long-time purveyor of art supplies with a focus on service, people have established an emotional connection with us because we help them bring the fruits of their imagination to life
Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
We’ve yet to find out, but I’m guessing it will be the people and community.
Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
An affordable location to operate our business, with parking and good access to public transit and the freeway.