To our customers,


  When we began our adventure of opening a new art supply shop on the Peninsula in 2014, we were thrilled to be able to bring the Flax name with us. Our arrangement with the Flax family included a licensing agreement, giving us the ability to operate with not only a familiar name, but one that exudes excellence and has such a passionate and devoted following. That helped us build early enthusiasm.


    We greatly appreciate the opportunity the Flax family gave us, and we have decided that while we're still fairly new on the scene, it is a good time to start a new name for ourselves and build our independence. A name that hopefully, someday will be as well-regarded among Bay Area artists as the Flax name is today.


    It is with great excitement that we unveil "California Art Supply Company", a change only in name for our San Mateo store. We will continue to do everything in our power to offer you an exceptional experience each and every time you enter our shop.



Ron & Patti Ansley (and staff)

California Art Supply Co.

3600 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA. 94403, T 650.350.1990

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 to 7, Sun 11 to 5

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