The Not For Profit Boutique Showcasing Local Artists Expands Store
& Moves To New Location In The OC  Mart Mix
Costa Mesa, CA -- Apples & Oranges (A&O), a not-for-profit store front showcasing local artists, has moved and expanded its boutique in The OC Mart Mix.  To celebrate, A&O will host a grand re-opening on August 25, from 5pm-9pm.  Featuring live music, treats by For Cake Sake, guests will also have a chance to meet and greet local artists (3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa).  
The goal of Apples & Oranges, which opened its first retail location at The OC Mart Mix in November 2011, is to give local artists a place to display and sell their work and in turn they give back 10% to the charity of their choice. Apples & Oranges is run by a team of volunteers and interns who are passionate about pouring into the artistic community in Orange county. “Creating a place that gives back and props up in as many venues as possible, A&O is not about making a monetary profit but making a profitable influence in the lives of our artist and the community,” says Cindy Avilla, A&O’s proprietor.
With everything from handcrafted jewelry, soap, and pillows to paintings, clothing and more, the artists featured in Apples & Oranges, include:
Kenton Michael Designs
Andrea Luna Reece
Halo Jak
So Succulent
Jacaranda Creations
Eclore Soaps
Cause 2 Be
Tree Swing
Cotton Treats
Tag Home Designs
Help Ink
DEDO Frames
Nostalgic Woods
with more to come...

The Artist at Apples and Oranges give back to the following charities:
44 women for Children
International Princess Project
Dwelling 222
Susan B Komen foundation
Jacaranda Creations
Bam Gam
Boxer Rescue LA
Liberty House
And many more...
Apples & Oranges is a non-profit boutique that offers artists, designers, and charitable organizations a space to showcase their products with a purpose.  At Apples & Oranges you will find artisans with passion, love, and a heart for others; along with the desire to see change, restoration, beauty, and strength grow in human kind. By having a place to display their product, they have the opportunity to make a difference with every purchase.  With every purchase, a 10% donation is made to another non-profit.
A&O supports a community of like-minded people; creating a venue to support the dreams and visions of artist to bring about intentional compassionate change in our world. We bring the community unique, hand-crafted products that give back and inspire the next generation of growth.
In each fruit there are seeds. When just one small seed takes root, with proper light, water, and nurturing, it can become something so rich and beautiful; a tree ready to bear fruit and harvest its full potential. It just takes a little seed, some love and nurturing and an opportunity to grow; to bring something so life giving that it can’t be compared to anything else; it is like apples and oranges.
Apples & Oranges