Art Classes in Downtown Campbell!

Posted on January 5th, 2016 by TheArtBeat

The Art Beat's Winter Art Classes Start 1/11/16! Check out our schedule!


  • 3:30-4:30 -Beginning Comics & Cartooning (start date 1/25/16)
  • 4:45-5:45 -Advanced Comics & Cartooning (start date 1/25/16)
  • 6:30-8:30 -Adult Potters Wheel


  • 3:30-4:30 -Art Exploration
  • 3:30-4:30 -Beginning Zen Art
  • 4:45-5:45 -Advanced Zen Art
  • 4:30-6:00 -Youth Potters Wheel
  • 6:30-8:30 -Adult Potters Wheel (Full)


  • 10:00-11:00 -Little Art Exploration
  • 2:30-3:30 -Art Exploration
  • 4:30-6:00 -Youth Potters Wheel
  • 4:45-5:45 -Begining Drawing & Painting


  • 3:30-4:30 -Beginning Drawing & Painting
  • 4:45-5:45 -Advanced Drawing & Painting
  • 4:45-5:45 -Clay Time


  • 3:30-4:30 -Clay Time
  • 4:45-5:45 -Art Exploration

Visit our website for more information and check out our upcoming Canvas Nights, Workshops and Kids Craft Nights Out!

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Store Wide New Year Sale at Simply Smashing!

Posted on December 29th, 2015 by SimplySmashing

From now through January 3rd, everything at Simply Smashing is on sale!

  • Clothing: Up to 75% Off
  • Denim: up to 40% Off
  • Handbags: Up to 40% Off
  • Jewelry, Gloves, Scarves & Fascinators: Up to 25% Off
  • Cards & Candles: 10% Off
  • Art: Up to 50% Off

Even the newest of our brand-spankin' new items are on sale!
And, we'll pay sales tax when you pay cash

What a splendid opportunity to treat yourself...pick up those holiday gifts still on your list...and how about your New Year's Eve accoutrements!

  • Can not be combined with other offers
  • Excludes exchange/trade/layaway/gift certificate purchases
  • No price adjustments on previous purchases
  • All reduced price purchases are final sales

Have You Seen "Brown Dog?"

Posted on December 27th, 2015 by sheldon

Attention patrons of Downtown Campbell. We need your help in finding a lost friend. A little girl was accidentally separated from her best friend, “Brown Dog”, on 12/26/15 while enjoying a pastry in Downtown Campbell. The last known location of Brown Dog was at La PanotiQ French Bakery. He was last seen wearing grey overalls with a red heart and a brown cap and he also goes by the name “Lovie”. Anyone with information that may lead to the recovery of Brown Dog should email the office of missing stuffed animals at [email protected]. Reward of $1,000,000 or the eternal gratitude of a little girl, whichever is the latter.

Art Sale at Simply Smashing! Boutique

Posted on December 14th, 2015 by SimplySmashing

Simply Smashing is having an ART SALE! If you like the wall decor, you can have it!

All artwork on our gallery walls is on sale...up to 50% OFF from now through Christmas Eve. Deck your walls, or give the gift of art...what a splendid idea!

Note: The Art Sale excludes the upcoming M. Hummel photography installation.

Buy Three Candles Get One Free at REDEMPTION

Posted on December 10th, 2015 by DCBA

Special deal from REDEMPTION in Downtown Campbell: They have these wonderful candles and for a limited time, you can get one free when you buy three of them. They have a lot more than candles and things for people who like candles. They have a very eclectic collection of household gifts and goods with the common thread that all were made in California. You can't shop more local than that!

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Looking for a Home for Frontier Village Building Replicas

Posted on December 9th, 2015 by sheldon

Well, this doesn't have much to do with Downtown Campbell, but I'm hoping that someone out there might be able to help or know someone who might be able to keep a little bit of local history from vanishing again. You may have heard of a Campbell fella named Shaughnessy McGeehee who's spent the past 20 years rebuilding a miniature version of Frontier Village.

His tribute to Frontier Village includes tiny versions of key buildings like the school house, general store, and saloon. They're going to be demolished at the end of January unless someone can rescue them and give them a home. I've attached some photos of some of the buldings. I think there are a few more and as of yesterday, none of them had a home yet.

With the exception of the schoolhouse, the footprint of each mini building is about the size of a large walk-in closet and the usable space inside that being a little bit bigger than your average bedroom closet.

You can find out more about these buildings here:

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Life is pretty good in Downtown Campbell these days, but you don't have to go back very far to run into the times when our small, but smiling district was in a perpetual state of being up and coming. There are only a handful of people left over from those difficult years who know this part of Downtown Campbell's history by heart.

Judy Aagard was one of those people. She contributed time, money, and effort to all sorts of things that might help Downtown Campbell be a more vibrant place to live, work, and be. She did it even when it seemed like it would be all for nothing and she did it even though many of the efforts would do little for her own business.

Even when she became ill, she would be first to express concern over how YOU were doing. That was the kind of person she was and just about everyone who's been in Downtown Campbell a while has had a chance to experience this for themselves. It's hard not to be moved when you encounter a person with Judy's warmth and spirit. Her passing is hard to fathom for the Downtown Campbell family. We've lost a special person. We're gonna miss her.

If you would like to learn more about Judy, the Tiny Tots website posted an endearing tribute.

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We'd like to shine a light on Recycle Bookstore in Downtown Campbell this week. If you've got a book lover or a child on your holiday shopping list, check them out. You probably already know that they're the first place you should have in mind when looking for a used book in the South Bay, but they also have some new titles too. Their selection of new books specifically feature childrens' books, best sellers, and the kind of books that would go well on a coffee table. You know, "gifty" sort of books.

As an extra bonus, you can say hello to the always fabulous Bob Newhart Cat whenever you go visit.

For over 40 years, Recycle Bookstore has been the area's favorite bookstore. We have been consistently voted best used bookstore by Metro readers. We stock over 100,000 quality titles and carry popular titles as well as academic subjects.

If you haven't visited our stores, this is what you are missing: thousands of carefully chosen books, great prices, a helpful and knowledgeable staff, friendly cats, and a comfortable environment. We are a sanctuary for book lovers, a perfect space to escape to and satisfy your love of books.