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April 17, 2020

City View at METREON

135 Fourth Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled by Vincent Jackson, 2019 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 60.5 x 60 inches (Available in the Live Auction)

As you might have guessed, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Art Changes Lives indefinitely. While we were eagerly looking forward to celebrating with you and over 450 community members and CE artists on April 17th, we feel this is the best decision to ensure the safety and health of our artists, guests, volunteers and staff. We can’t wait to celebrate with you in the future. 

If you were planning on attending the event, there are still many ways you can support Creativity Explored.

  1. Can’t raise a paddle during the fund-a-need? Make an online donation from the comfort of your own home

  2. Won’t be able to ignite that bidding war during the live auction? Donate to Creativity Explored via Benevity and challenge your friends to do the same. Benevity will match each gift dollar for dollar up to $300,000.

  3. Don’t want to miss seeing some of the best artwork in town? Follow Creativity Explored on Instagram for your own private exhibition. Have some of your own artwork to share? Tag @creativityexplored and #CurateWithCE when posting your own CE collection.

  4. Too busy preparing to shelter at home to figure out what we mean by “creative cocktail attire”? Select Creativity Explored when shopping on Amazon Smile for your home needs and other purchases.

Learn more about supporting Creativity Explored during the closure here.


Color Mixer & Silent Auction – 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Join us for our Color Mixer cocktail reception, featuring surprising entertainment, live music, interactive artmaking, a curated silent auction, and complimentary drinks and small bites. Buy your "Color Mixer Only" tickets by April 3 for an early bird discount.

Dinner & Live Auction – 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Take a seat with friends and Creativity Explored artists while enjoying food, drinks, a live auction, and a celebration of the artistic and life journeys of the people of Creativity Explored.. *Includes Color Mixer

Sponsorship Opportunities
Join our group of esteemed sponsors and help underwrite Art Changes Lives 2020. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Megan Hover at (415) 863-2108 or meganhover@creativityexplored.org. Deadline to receive full benefits is March 27, 2020.

See photos from ACL 2019!

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