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Sam Flax Art & Design Store

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1745 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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(404) 352-7200
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Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA
Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA
Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA
Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA
Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA
Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA
Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA
Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA
Sam Flax Art & Design Store - Atlanta, GA

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Located on a busy section of Northside Drive, Sam Flax is one of the premiere locations to stock up on all the best ascetic producing materials. Canvases, exotic paints, a framing...

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I went to Sam Flax to get some poster frames for a volunteer association project. I had a helpful associate get me the easels I was looking for and a friendly check out person as...

Great store, but stay away from the framing dept. 10/13/2010

I've been going to Sam Flax for about 20 years now. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but if you need something right now, they usually have it. Staff is generally friendly and knowledgeable, with one exception... Stay the hell away from the framing department, It is not run by Sam Flax. The space is rented by a total jerk who has pretentious slackers working for him. They refused to cut mats on sale in Sam Flax. WTF? He says his mats are hand cut. Total BS. They are cut on an automatic, computer controlled machine. Offered a dollar a cut for 20 mats - $120.00 for about 15 min of work. He still said no, I had to buy the mats from him, at his ridiculous markup. When I mentioned he wouldn't cut Sam Flax mats at checkout, the cashier said, ""Do I have to talk to him ...AGAIN?"" Bought 20 sheets of matboard, which will give me 40 mats, and a nice cutter for half of what he wanted for 20. Seriously? more

Citysearch Editorial Review 6/28/2010

Located on a busy section of Northside Drive, Sam Flax is one of the premiere locations to stock up on all the best ascetic producing materials. Canvases, exotic paints, a framing station, books ranging from historical art to funky design all make a simple walk through the store inspirational. Beginners and established artists both can lean on the reputable advice of the Sam Flax staff, who aren't shy about lending their expertise. Not just for budding creative personalities, they also have an underrated gift selection. From custom stationary to hilarious greeting cards, Sam Flax is a solid go-to place to pick up the unconventional gifts for the unconventional friend. However, all this comes at a price: dollar for dollar, it's more expensive than other artist-driven stores in the city. more

Horrible prices, but wide selection. 7/31/2008

You can practically get anything here and with a much wider selection than most of the art supply stores around atlanta (with an exception to Binders which is further north). However, they do carry a few things no others carry which makes it convenient knowing you wont have to go from store to store looking for something else. But I must warn- PRICES ARE DEFINITELY MORE EXPENSIVE. Also, this art supply store closes earlier than Utrecht and Binders so it is someone inconvenient in that aspect, especially if you have school and don't get out early enough. Nice paper selection. more

A Creative Mind Wonderland 2/3/2008

Sam Flax is absolutely superb. If you have a creative mind (and even if you don't) this place will indulge every creative senses that you have. If you can think it, Sam Flax can help you create it. more

Not for lovers of traditional painting supplies 1/31/2008

The painting department is run by a crazy old woman who hates traditional art materials and who will chase you around beating you over the head with Gamblin propaganda if you attempt to purchase something that she disapproves of, like turpentine. That is a shame because this store is generally well stocked and well staffed, and it's also the easiest to get to of any of the Atlanta art stores. But since I do not like to be treated like a criminal when I buy turpentine or flake white, I go to the stores who will ring me up without harrassment. Blick in Roswell is good, as is Pearl and Binders in Buckhead. Pros: Pretty good selection Cons: Staff gets in the way of making purchases more

Good Selection - Rude Cashiers 3/22/2007

My wife and I are artists and we love the broad selection of supplies that are available to us at SF. Most of the 'floor employees' are very knowledgable and helpful, but the cashier staff and some management seem to care less and can be very rude. It is really a day and night difference between the quality of the 'art' staff and the 'clerical' staff. Why can't the store hire all nice and knowledgeable employees for all positions? Pros: Good Selection and some very helpful 'Art' staff Cons: Cashiers with an 'attitude'. Poor clerical staff. more

Wonderful Customer Service 1/7/2007

I used Sam Flax's Custom Framing department and they were Excellent! The customer service was superb, the staff was very knowledgable, and the quality of the work is first class. I will definitely be going back there for any future framing needs. I highly recomment them. more

great store! 6/21/2006

For moms like me who loves scrap booking, if you haven't been to Sam Flax Art and Design Store, then you should try to visit this place. They have everything you need! Their prices are very reasonable and they have very courteous people working that will assist you nicely whenever you needs help. more

Rude service by employee 6/15/2006

I went to Sam Flax to get some poster frames for a volunteer association project. I had a helpful associate get me the easels I was looking for and a friendly check out person as well. I asked for permission to put the poster sized photos in the frames inside the store because it was 91 degrees outside and needed to get it done and take it straight to the drop off location. I was told it would not be a problem. Halfway through, a rude female employee came and told me that I could not assemble my posters there. She emphatically said the store doesn't allow it and asked me to move. I don't think I've ever been more embarassed at how she treated me. I won't be going back. more

all art supplies 10/31/2005

sam flax has all the art supplies that one could want. i always go here to get all of them and i get them for a very good price. they have friendly staff who help you get everything that you want.its a large store and its fun being there. more

Best of Atlanta again! 10/4/2005

Sam Flax always has what I need in pastels, paints, crayons and papers. A large selection with reasonable prices, I am always able to find what I need even if I don't know what I need when I first arrive. Inspiration is free here. more

Great Find 11/15/2004

This store has everything from picture frames to purses to pens of every color. Its location is great becuase I have not been able to find similar stores with such large inventories in the midtown area! more

A little bit of everything 5/16/2002

This store is great for so many things besides just art supplies. I ordered my wedding invitations here--the customer service was excellent, and the engraved invitations turned out really beautiful. Sam Flax is also a good place to buy notecards and stationery--they have a huge selection and helpful, knowledgeable staff. They also have a framing department and a large selection of frames and mats to choose from. This is a great store to just wander around in--you never know what you'll find. more
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  • <p>Sam Flax is the premier art and design supply store in the South. But 100 years ago, Sam Flax was a person. A man with a plan, if you will. He came to America from Eastern Europe in 1898, when he was only seven years old. When he got a bit older,...

Editorial

  • In Short
    Located on the very busy Northside Drive, Sam Flax is Atlanta?s suburban behemoth art supply store, housing thousands of products for pretty much any creative project. The aisles...

  • 1/5/2010 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 8:30am-7:30pm ; Sat 10am-7pm ; Sun Noon-6pm ; Open 7 Days
  • Neighborhoods:

    Berkeley Park, Northside, Northeast, Brookwood

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