History

History of The Little Art Shop/Clay Station

The Little Art Shop has been a staple in the Mankas Corner Area/Fairfield for almost two decades. It began as a potter’s studio but soon became a little artist’s shop known for many years as The Clay Station.

The Clay Station then morphed into the beautiful “Little Art Shop” and continued the tradition of giving local artisans a venue to display and sell their work.

Recently we were told that our lease would not be renewed and so we must close our doors in Mankas Corners but the legacy of The Little Art Shop will continue.

The Little Art Shop has Re-Open in a New Location and will join the community of Artisans on 1st Street in Benicia, CA

Our doors has finally open inside The Tannery Building in Benicia. We are so excited to be able to continue our tradition of welcoming local artists and inspiring creativity!

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While new to Benicia, there is much history to the gallery that started as the Clay Station in the wine country of the Suisun Valley at Mankas Corner.  Originally a collective of pottery and clay artists, it expanded over its 17 years to become a showcase of artists of many talents who work with many mediums.

Its roots, however, are not forgotten as there is still fine pottery and clay works in the gallery.  Strong roots produce strong growth and much fruit.  Today, that fruit has many shapes, colors, and textures.

Moving to 1st Street in Benicia opens the way for some of the original artists to join with local artists from Benicia to create a unique venue on the water.