Join us on Saturday, June 24th from 4-8pm, at Leanna Lin's Wonderland for the closing day/event of The Very Asian 2 Art Show curated by Genevieve Santos. We are continuing to celebrate AAPI Joy with 5 artists from our show: Faheema Chaudhury of Unicorn Crafts, Genevieve Santos, Josey Tsao, Kristina Yu of Cheery Human Studios, Nellie Le, and nu by Jen Uyeda. They will be setting up tables filled with art, ceramics, jewelry, accessories, home decor, stationery, books, products, and more!
Each vendor will be donating 10% of their sales to their favorite AAPI non-profit, which are listed below.
*** PLUS, IF ANYONE LOCAL PURCHASED ART FROM THE SHOW, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR ART ON THIS DAY TOO! WOOHOO!
About Faheema Chaudhury of Unicorn Crafts:
Unicorn Crafts is a reminder to your inner kid-at-heart that fashion should be fun! Faheema loves color and playful designs that make you squeal with excitement. She creates her own illustrations and makes jewelry and other products from them.
* Faheema will be donating 10% of her sales to South Asian Network (SAN) "A community based organization advancing the health, emotional & mental well-being, and civil rights of South Asians in Southern California".
About Found Coffee (Annie Choi):
Located in Eagle Rock, Found Coffee is your friendly neighborhood coffee shop: a place that serves the community with exceptional customer service, delicious goods, and a sense of warmth & comfort.
* Annie will be donating 10% of her sales to The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) "An organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities."
About Genevieve Santos of Le Petit Elefant:
Genevieve an illustrator & nomadic addict who can't stay in one place for more than six weeks. She gets inspired and creates art during her travels (and her love for BTS) and makes ceramics, stationery, and more with them!
* Genevieve will be donating 10% of her sales to Asian Women's Shelter (AWS) "Eliminating domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women and all survivors of violence and oppression."
About Honey My Heart (Jella):
Honey My Heart's handmade, small batch jewelry reflects beauty and identity. Jella's pieces are made with locally-sourced metals combining soft lines, hearts, a touch of geometry, plus touches of color using delicate gemstones & pearls.
* Jella will be donating 10% of her sales to Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) "Serving Historic Filipinotown and other neighborhoods throughout Greater Los Angeles County, they produce programs for youth and families including case management and counseling, after school programs, senior programs, small business development, cultural enrichment, and affordable housing."
About Josey Tsao:
Josey is an illustrator and designer. She collaborates with studios and clients to create illustration, design, and conceptual artwork for advertising, VR/AR development, animation, and theme parks. Josey also continues to develop her own illustration work to tell her own stories.
* Josey will be donating 10% of her sales to API Equality-LA "Empowering Asian & Pacific Islander communities to achieve LGBTQ, racial, and social justice. Together we can create an inclusive, equitable, and just society where all API LGBTQ people will thrive."
About Kristina Yu of Cheery Human Studios:
Kristina is a freelance Illustrator, surface designer, and the founder of Cheery Human Studios - a shop dedicated to bright and encouraging art, gifts, and stationery using her cute and colorful artwork.
* Kristina will be donating 10% of her sales to Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC) "Aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide. Their mission is to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community."
About Nellie Le:
Nellie is an artist & illustrator living in Los Angeles. Forever a dreamer & idealist, inspired by mid-century Disney shorts and colors from her childhood. Besides freelance work and commissions, Nellie creates her own art & products too!
* Nellie will be donating 10% of her sales to The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) "Celebrates and fosters diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora to inspire understanding and dialogue within our community, and with others."
About nu by Jen Uyeda:
Jen recently started nu [to sew] and hand sews felt creations and quilts during her quiet right-brain time from being a federal public defender and a mother. Inspired by the childhood and special snacks from her grandparents, she created this collection that is very much a part of her “Very Asian” Japanese and Chinese American identity. This felt collection honors her heritage and celebrates being “Very Asian.”
* Jen will be donating 10% of her sales to The Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) "Dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities with substance abuse services throughout Los Angeles County. Programs and services are provided to all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity".