About Lots Of Lovely Art


For the past ten years, LOLA – Lots Of Lovely Art, has been an art space for children in Istanbul which included an Art and Design shop and Bookstore for children, a Cafe for families, as well as most importantly an Art Studio for experimenting creatively, and a free Lola Library with over 3000 books to peruse through.

After years of being based in a bricks and mortar location, we are now on the move! Although we are not 100% sure of the details of when and how, we do know that until our next exciting adventure begins we want to continue this online creative space, a place where parents and children alike can find inspiration and ideas about art activities and toddler art, fabulous books, museums and exhibitions to visit around the world, and inspiring artists. This will enable families to continue to live the Lola experience, this time in their very own homes!  

As well as this we also want to use our vast experience accumulated over the years from our own boutique Shop and Cafe, but also from travels and the community of like minded people we have built over the past decade, to recommend family friendly shops, restaurants, day trips, internet sites, decoration tips, toys and anything else we think might inspire and help international families around the world!

We are so excited about this new journey we are setting out on, and hope that together we can keep the Lola heart and soul and COMMUNITY alive! It’s a creative, literary, cultural messy mix to be honest…check us out!