Serving Atlanta and Beyond Since 1973
Store Address: 1495 Northside Drive NW Suite B Atlanta, GA 30318
Reach us by phone: (404) 352-7200
Store Hours: Monday - Friday 10a-7p, Saturdays 11a-5p, Closed on Sundays
What We Do
From novices to professionals and everyone in between, our retail store services the Atlanta creative community and beyond. Whether you're a professional artist, student, teacher, business, film production, or simply looking for a creative solution, we've got your back.
Sam Flax offers a wide variety of fine-art supplies and accessories including paints, drafting supplies, decorative paper from around the world, presentation materials, student art supplies, fine pens, presentation materials, seamless backdrop paper, foam and gator boards, custom framing and printing services, boutique gifts, studio furniture, production rentals, Taschen books, and much, much more.
Sam Flax has been serving the Atlanta creative community since 1973. We are proud to be an employee-owned, locally-owned, female-owned, independent art store.
The Flax name has roots in cities across the US, including San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The Flax art supply industry was named for its founder, Sam Flax, a first generation immigrant from a small farming community in Russia in the early twentieth century. In 1919 the flagship store, Sam Flax, was established in New York City; over the next three decades, Sam, his brothers, and his sons would establish an additional ten stores across the country. The flagship store was owned and operated by Sam Flax and his sons Leonard, Sidney, and David until Sam's death in 1963.
In November 2018, the difficult decision was proposed to permanently close the Atlanta location. A combination of skyrocketing rent costs and the owner's growing age, closing the store seemed imminent. Instead, Mary-Ellen Long and Sophia Bowman-Albirt, both decade-plus employees, offered to buy the store from Mr. Leonard Flax, keeping the name and legacy alive. Mr. Flax agreed and in January 2019, Sam Flax Atlanta officially reopened its doors at its new location.
The characteristic red 'F' is a unifying trademark among all of the Flax name operations. Designed by Louis Danziger in 1949, the logo was constructed using twelve perfect squares: Danziger's described his design style as "taking a minimal amount of material and a minimal amount of effort--nothing wasted--to achieve maximum impact". The Flax 'F' was featured in American Modernism: Graphic Design 1920-1960 and is featured in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
We are honored to carry on the Flax legacy and will continue to supply you with the highest-quality products and service, maintaining Sam Flax's integrity, dedication, and innovative vision.