Day of the Dead Gallery and Event

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The talented local artists who had contributed to the gallery:

Ellie Lieberman

Kelley Frisby

Wendell Nesbit

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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!

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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
Jewelry
Soaps & other body products
Toys
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.

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See you there!

 

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

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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

Community

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!

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Day of the Dead Festival

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Please join us for our first Day of the Dead event!

We will have an art gallery filled with beautiful artwork by local artists, tamales, $1 shadow box make and take with one of our local crafters Terra Maya, face and body painting by Lacy Ink., performances by Naranjita Flamenco, and shopping from local craft vendors selling only Dia De Los Muertos creations!

We hope to see you on Friday!

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Free Admission, some activities may require a small fee.

This Friday: Super Emo Friends Meet and Greet/Signing

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Super Emo Friends creator and artist, J. Salvador, will be doing a signing/meet and greet this Friday, September 27th. Stop by between 7pm and 9pm to talk with the him and have him sign any prints you purchase or have. The shop will be selling his framed prints and J. Salvador will have a select few just for the night.

Free event, free pizza, and a Cartooning Club next to the shop. Hope to see you there!

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90s Gallery and Craft Show

90s-Nostalgia-Art-Gallery-and-Craft-Show-FlyerTo say that the event this last Saturday was a success would be an understatement. So we will just say that is was EPIC!

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This was our first attempt to incorporate a gallery into our craft event. We chose the 90s nostalgia theme as it is something a lot of us remember and love.

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From t.v. shows, cartoon characters, movies, music to electronics,  we think everyone could relate to the pieces that hung on our walls. Laughter and awe filled the gallery all night as people reminisced with friends and shared stories with their children.

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Our youngest artists were from Crafternoons, a summer children’s program that was offered by The Makery. Children were able to come in each week and learn how to cartoon and craft. The final cartooning class allowed the children to make an animation cel. They learned about 2D animation and how the process worked. Their cels hung in the children’s gallery.

youngcartoonist Young artist with her animation cel of Patrick from the Spongebob cartoon.

 Along with these artists who ranged in age from 5-10 years old, was the daughter of an artist who had his work in the gallery. She displayed her first 2 art gallery pieces next to her father’s and sold both!

Youngartist Both of her pieces sold: “Powerpuffed” and “Take That, City of Townsville”

Our craft vendors were set up and ready to sell as soon as we opened. Our guests loved each booth and were leaving with handmade goodies all night. The info booth at the main entrance had 5 swag bags which were handed to the first 5 guests. After that, 90s candy was offered upon entering the show, and people would yell out, “Ring Pops, Bubble Tape, and POP Rocks!”.

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During the event, we had our first ever POG tournament, which now will be an annual event.  Everything was ready to go, right down to the handmade POG bags and slammers that our very own Danielle made. You could hear the cheers of the winners as they climbed the bracket to try and win the grand prize. It came down to a husband and wife who threw their slammers down to the very end!

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Due to the excitement and great feedback, another tournament will be held one more time at the gallery’s closing reception on Friday, September 20th, 5pm-10pm.

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Our raffle table is always filled with wonderful donated handmade items and original artwork, but this event had some pieces that were just unbelievable. A portion of the raffle proceeds were going back to Community, our retail center, to help with more lighting and fixtures. We raised more money than ever before and we know it was because of the generous raffle prizes!

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The Makery, a craft studio inside of Community, was offering a terrarium building project. You could choose between 3 sizes of jars and fill it with colorful rocks, soil, and succulance, then add a flag you design. The studio was filled all night with so many artistic minds creating their very own to take home.

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The 90s photobooth was a lot of fun. We asked guests to write messages on the background and take photos with fun props.

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All of Community’s shops were open: RSSA Vintage, Rosie Posie Baby, The Makery, and Ceremony. So many guests were going in and out of the small business shops that inhabit the retail courtyard.

As we always seem to find food vendors who are more than willing to come out, Ruben, our tamale specialist from our grand opening came out. He sells at the Bixby Park farmer’s market in Long Beach every Tuesday from 3-7:30pm if you missed it.

Leading up to our event, we decided to have our fans and followers on Instagram and Facebook vote for their favorite 90s movie. Once voting was closed, only we knew what movie won and we decided to keep it a secret. After our event festivities were coming to a close, we showed the surprise movie under the stars: Jurrasic Park!Guests stayed with their children and friends to watch this classic movie that still looks amazing to this day.

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We were so excited to know have such a big turnout and want to thank those of you for coming out, spreading the word and supporting local art!

Our artists from the 90s gallery:
jov! Aquino – The Art of Jov
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David G. Wagner – Dot Problems
Wendell Nesbit – Aseph
Dennis Salvatier – Tanoshiboy
Mike Collins – Tiki Machine
Audrey Miller – Audrey Miller Art