Artist Signing Feb. 22nd : Dennis Salvatier, Tanoshiboy

Tanoshiby Signing


One of our favorite artists, Dennis Salvatier (owner of Tanoshiboy and creator of “Lil’ BFFs” art series) will have his very own signing at our shop!

We’ll have limited prints available for purchase, you can have him sign your artwork, and you can even commission him to create custom art! We’ll also have a brand new “Lil’ BFF” print available exclusively at our shop, too.


Girls Night In at A Little Known Shop: Feb. 8th


Girls Night In

Get girly with us as we get ready for Valentine’s Day! We’ll have snacks, cocktails, a raffle, a couple of craft stations, and even a nail polish bar — oh my! Round up your girlfriends, sisters, nieces, mom, and even grandma for a night of girly fun.

Admission is $10 and craft supplies & snacks are included in admission. Purchase tickets below.


Artist Signing on Feb. 8th: Patrick Ballesteros

Artist Signing Patrick Ballesteros

You may already have fallen in love with some of our great Firefly, Doctor Who, and Princess Bride prints and now you get to meet the artist who created the pieces!

Come meet the amazing Patrick Ballesteros, have some of your prints signed, and pick up a selection of his exclusive prints available only at our shop. He’ll also be doing some live painting, too, so you can catch him in action!


Rustic Customs at our shop Jan. 25th, 11am-6pm

After such a big turnout for Rustic Customs at our shop, she will be coming back in to do more custom work!

She will be providing her services on January 25th, 11am-6pm. Place your orders with her, choose from the selection she already has, or pre-order now to pick up at the shop.

Rustic Customs

Equipped with magnets, plaques, ornaments and more, Jen is ready for any order and does it right before your eyes.

Her designs for Valentines Day are extremely cute. She also does your favorite characters, sports teams, business and family names, and more. To pre-order and pick up at the shop, please email her at:

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This Saturday: Personalized Wood-Burning Ornaments at the Shop


This Saturday at our shop:
Personalized wood-burning, 100% handmade, on wood ornaments and magnets by Rustic Customs! Also available are Christmas-themed plaques featuring your favorite characters and more! All products can be personalized while you wait! Pictures do not do these beauties justice, come check them out for yourself.
The prices are unbeatable!

Custom orders will be accepted all day, contact to set up an appointment to discuss your order/custom idea.

Custom order products include coasters, plaques and signs for the home or office, and personalized magnets. Take advantage of this amazing gift opportunity!

More photo samples by Rustic Customs on our blog now:

Ornaments, magnets, coasters, and small plaques are all hand cut and prepared from repurposed wood from this local artist.

Come meet the girl behind these rustic creations – she will be here from 10:00am-4:00pm, wood-burning all day!

Visit Rustic Customs online:

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Handmade for the Holidays!


The turnout was fantastic for the pop up shops, handmade event, “Dr. Who Charity Art Show Extravaganza”, and Grilled Cheese Truck.


We loved all those who came out and supported local handmade, original art and charity. If you were among one of the many attendees, you would understand how awesome the whole day was.


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This was our first event during the day and the weather was gorgeous! As soon as the event started, the guests began arriving quickly. Some who attended were for the charity art show,  Naranjita Flamenco’s performances, and for shopping at the craft event. No matter what they came for, they were surprised at the many different festivities going on.

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The Dr. Who charity gallery raised almost $2000 for the “Friends and Helpers” charity because of wonderful collectors of all ages. There were 65 pieces donated to the gallery from all over the world and almost every piece sold. The Tiki Machine Shop did a wonderful job organizing the art show and we were so honored to have it run on the same day as our event. Their shop will be closing at the end of December, so be sure to stop by before they are gone. They will be having more galleries at Community in the near future.

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One of the pop up shops for just 2 weekends (wish it was longer) was called, “A Cookie Club” by ToastyCo. Their shop was filled with vegan and gluten-free baked goods, we could swear they were not good for you because they were scrumptious! Along with the delicious baked goods, they offered chai tea, boxed water, and more. We hope to have them back again soon.


The Makery craft studio was filled with students learning to make needle-felted terrariums. The studio offers many workshops to choose from, make sure you check out the calendar. It is always so fun to watch students create and learn wonderful new hand making skills.


One of the other pop up shops, Cat MacGregor Photography, was offering fun photo booths inside of her gallery. Her store front was showcasing her work in a beautiful gallery while offering photo sessions in one of the rooms.  To book a session with Cat, please inquire through her website.  Her pop up studio and gallery will only be open until the end of December.

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Every event needs amazing food, along with baked goods, so we invited the Grilled Cheese Truck. It was  hard to choose what sandwich we wanted, so everyone shared about what one they chose. We think it’s a good idea to have them back so we can all try something new:)


Photos by Naranjita Flamenco


During the event, Naranjita Flamenco came out and performed for our guests, and, as usual, were extremely entertaining. Everyone gathered around quickly to watch all ages perform on stage. If you would like to inquire about dance classes for beginners-advanced, please email through the Facebook page.

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We hope to have you all back again, and if you missed it, please make sure to follow us on Facebook to learn about monthly events at Community and our shop’s quarterly shows. A Little Known Shop’s next event will be March 15, 2014 for our annual CRE-8-BIT theme, which will include video game/pixel handmade merchandise, art and more! Hope to see you there!

Our “Handmade for the Holidays” vendors:


Backseat Driver Baby

Bailes of Yarn

Deceptively Geek

Down Right Epic

F.O.E. Industries

Goodspeed Empire

Hand and Paw

Kellsworth Ink.

Little Red Wagon

Made in the O.C.



Sleeping Bear Quilts


Traditionally Unique

Viva Los Cupcakes

Zona Sherman Designs

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Day of the Dead Gallery and Event


So many people showed up to support local artists with our Day of the Dead art gallery and had a lot of fun with the festivities set up for them.


At Terra Maya’s booth you could find several one dollar crafts to do with the Dia de Los Muertos theme. Guests stayed occupied designing shadowboxes and other trinkets. You can Terra Maya’s merchandise at A Little Known Shop.


Naranjita Flamenco Studio did several performances and filled the courtyard with rhythms using their shoes, hands and voices. Families were gathered around and in awe of the talent. Dancers were as young as 4 years old.


The Makery craft studio was teaching how to make Papel Picado Banners. Her studio was full of customers eager to learn.

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The Tiki Machine Shop, which is a pop up shop in Community that will be open until January, had Rosita dolls for sale along with books such as “Rosita y Conchita” and “Paquito y Abuelito” by Eric Gonzalez and Erich Haeger.

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Craft vendors were set up with only Day of the Dead themed handmade merchandise.

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In the courtyard you could find our favorite tamale vendor, Ruben, who always has the best tamales around! It seemed like his line was never ending and we were so happy to have him back again.


Face painting was offered by Lacy Ink. for this celebration of life and everyone lined up quickly. The next day, Eva offered her services again at the shop for the 2nd day of Day of the Dead.

Face painting photos courtesy of Cat Macgregor Photography

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Our gallery was filled with beautiful art pieces. We were so honored to have such amazing art hanging in the gallery.


The talented local artists who had contributed to the gallery:

Ellie Lieberman

Kelley Frisby

Wendell Nesbit

Art Fuentes

Eva Sowinski

Maria Kruger

Leon Gittens

Genevieve Atkerson

Marisa Lopez

Jovi Aquino


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   Inside the shop, our main table was featuring all Day of the Dead themed merchandise. We had so many items including jewelry, magnets, art prints, buttons, purses, aprons, and house wares. Some of the items remain at the shop, so make sure you come by and purchase some goodies to represent this festival all year long!

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We plan on doing another event next year, so please mark your calendars!

Handmade for the Holidays

1383541_743320065693751_40658812_n‘Tis the season for handmade!

Take care of all of your holiday shopping done at our craft show! Give the gift of handmade — your family, friends, and local makers will love you for it.

Pick up goodies from local artists and crafters including:
Art prints
Baby products
Soaps & other body products
Gift wrap & other gift items
Holiday decor
and more!

We’ll also have great eats by the Grilled Cheese Truck and a super awesome Dr. Who inspired art gallery by Tiki Machine.


See you there!


Please share our flyer on your social media sites to spread the word, thank you!


Dr. Who-liday Charity Art Show Extravaganza

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Pop Culture phenomenon with a themed art show featuring artists from around the world representing comics, illustration and animation. Proceeds will be going to LA-based charity Friends and Helpers, which helps battered women and children escape abusive relationships.

Dr. Who-liday Art Gallery


423 S. Brookhurst Street

Anaheim CA 92804

Dec. 13th, 7pm-10pm & December 14th, 11am-4pm

Featured artists include:
Matt Q. Spangler
Trent Kaniuga
Jimena Sanchez S
Lesley Frances Vamos
Erin Hunting
Robin Caplan
Todd Lauzon
Dave Wagner
Maria Kruger
The Art of Jov
Patrick Scullin
Rebecca Hicks
Sara Richard
Elsa Chang
Jessie Velociraptor Greenberg
Brittany Cole
Linnea Lieberman
Mike Collins (the UK comic book artist)
Mike Collins (American animation artist)
+ many more!

Dr Who-liday art show