Friday, April 19, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CRE-8-BIT Event was a SUCCESS!

For our second month at our new location, F+GALLERY, we had another successful day of networking, new, along with repeat, customers, festivities and food.
This month's event was called: "CRE-8-BIT".

At this event we had 13 vendors, not including our wonderful food truck. We offered several entertaining services and a free make and take craft. At each event we try to have a make and take.

The free craft consisted of perler beads which create such amazing 8-bit style designs. Instructions were on the table and our customers just had a blast! Anyone could do it!


Our 8-BIT Photo Booth captured a lot of attention. We found many people wanted to be pose with family and friends in funny photos. 

One of our beautiful coordinators, Genevieve, had her birthday, and was given a yummy gluten-free cake to celebrate before the event. (The cake was from a bakery in Fountain Valley called "Sensitive Sweets")

 Along with the Make and Take, Photo Booth, and shopping, we also offered several services, such as:

HENNA by Genevieve 

AIRBRUSH TATTOOS by Eva Lacy of Lacy Ink.

 CARICATURES by John Sotelo

Even one of our vendors, Robyn from Goody Jar Designs jumped in on the caricature fun!


 A new food truck came to our event, and boy was it delicious: WAFFLE-ICIOUS! They had so many good items, one customer went back 4 times to try something different. The food was affordable and incredible! Everyone who ate it would tell their next customer what to order. 2 of the coordinators ordered the Grilled Cheese, and it was excellent!

Waffle-icious asked to join us again, and we are so happy to say that we will be having them back at future events.

At the entrance, we had FREE SWAG to giveaway, ASTEROID buttons.
Those who arrive early to our events sometimes get a little somethin' somethin'. 

Amongst all of the fun, we had a raffle going on throughout the event. One of our vendors, Audrey from Audrey Miller Art, had her heart set on this "TOFU GIRLS" print...she bought a lot of raffle tickets and it paid off!!!!

We want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all of our vendors, Waffle-icious and of course all of our customers, friends and family who came out and supported our event. We love to see each and every one of you. This is our passion and each of our vendors loves to share what they make. 
Please keep supporting local handmade arts and crafts. These people are too talented to have desk jobs!

More photos can be seen on our FACEBOOK page.


Monday, April 8, 2013

CRE-8-BIT Event is this Saturday!

Well, the week is among us! CRE-8-BIT is this Saturday.
We are running around and getting last minute flyers posted, photo booth props made, and making sure our make and take is all prepped.

This event will have a delicious food truck: Waffle-icious. As always, our amazing caricature artist, John Sotelo, will be there to cartoon everyone, Genevieve will be offering glitter tattoos, and Eva is doing airbrush tattoos.

Our events each month are free to the public, and we offer 2 tickets for $1 to be part of our raffle. We take pride in our raffles to make sure all the customers stay the full 4 hours. Raffle winners will be called every 15 minutes.

At the main table, with our mailing list and business cards, there will be a MAKE AND TAKE project that you won't want to miss.  The event offers 15 different shops and services.

Support local handmade:)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Next Event: CRE-8-BIT

Check out our flyer for our next event. Feel free to post and share the flyer on your social networks.

Go to the Eventbrite page to get your FREE ticket:


Well, our first event at our new location was a success! We had so many wonderful, unique vendors. No 2 tables were alike. We were joined by so many amazing people who supported local artists.

For those of you that are not aware of who we are, we are a non-profit, homegrown organization. Our goal is to provide affordable space for artists and allow them to set up shop in a convenient and fun environment. All of the events are free for the public. When people shop locally, it saves on shipping, they get to meet face to face with the artists and engage in conversation about what the artist's love to do. When the customers see how much the artists love their work, it rubs off on the them and leaves a lasting impression. You can't get that from an online shop. :)

The F+ Gallery provides a comfortable, urban feel. The walls are covered with beautiful canvases for purchase. Each month, on the first Saturday, the gallery changes the canvases and has an art show. For more info on their First Saturday Event, please visit: F+Gallery

Along with the amazing atomosphere, "DOGZILLA" food truck provided gourmet, japanese inspired, hot dogs. Beside all of the wonderful festivities, they were one of the biggest vendors we had! After eating some dinner, people raced over to "A Secret Name" Bakery  for delicious cupcakes!
At our events, we try to offer fun services such as henna, airbrush tattoos, face painting, photo-booths and more. This event we had John Sotelo, a seasoned theme park caricature artist. He had guests laughing and loving their cartoon portraits.

We want to thank all of those who came out, supported our artistic community and we hope you will come by to shop each month at our unique event!
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Raffle at 150 "Likes"

We held our first raffle for the first 150 "Likes" on our Facebook page. 

We had 3 different prizes from each of the coordinators:

Winner #1: 
Keychain with Phrase of Choice

Winner #2: 
5 Valentine's Cards

Winner #3: 
2 Yeti Brooches

Congrats to our 3 Winners! Keep watching for the next Raffle and enter to win by "Like"ing our Facebook Page:)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We are almost ready for our next craft event/workshop on February 10, 2013....

In the meantime, we are working on our next workshop craft! We are excited about this one.
This week we will be experimenting with clay!

Hope those of you who follow us will stay tuned, and if you live locally, maybe you can sell your handmade items at one of our monthly events or just attend!

Let us know what you are working on:)

{A Little Known Craft}