About Lots Of Lovely Art


LOLA – Lots Of Lovely Art, is an art space for children which includes an Art and Design shop and Bookstore for children, a Cafe for families, as well as a small Art Studio for experimenting creatively, and a free Lola Library with over 3000 books to peruse through.

Our shop includes an exciting collection of all sorts of arts and crafts supplies for children, art toys and kits, party ware, interior decor and design pieces for little ones and lots and lots of books! We stock wonderful brands such as Djeco, Meri Meri, Makedo, NPW, Mon Petit Art, Plan Toys and much more! If you need a play tent, some ribbon, or a papier mache mask…we are the place to come!

Our Cafe offers a wide range of Pieton coffees, from Drip to Latte, and some fantastic Melez teas! We also have lots of healthy (and unhealthy!) goodies for the kids (and their parents!) to nibble on!

Our Art Studio is a base and thinking tank from which we go to after-school clubs at various schools around Istanbul, where we provide the kids with fun and creative art education on a weekly basis. We also lead workshops at museums, organisations and private events throughout the city, and offer a very small choice of weekly art parties and workshops at the studio. 

Our extensive Lola Library is a free initiative where children can come and get a library card and use the space to their heart’s content! We stock books for children from the ages of 0 to 12, mostly in English, but with a small selection of French books and adult reference books.

It’s a creative, literary, cultural messy mix to be honest… come and check us out!