About Lots Of Lovely Art


We are two creative mums living in Istanbul, with 5 girls between us, ranging between the ages of 0 to 12! We are the happy owners of an art space for children called LOLA – Lots Of Lovely Art, which includes an Art and Design shop and Bookstore for children, 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 and much more! If you need a play tent, some ribbon, or a papier mache mask…we are the place to come!

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!