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December 11, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue
InCommon at LinkedIn Headquarters

Location
222 2nd Street, San Francisco

CE artist JD Green leads an artmaking activity at LinkedIn InCommon.

Join us for a special Holiday Artmaking Pop-up on Wednesday, December 11 starting at 12:00 pm. Drop in to participate in an artmaking activity lead by CE artists Joseph "JD" Green and Gerald Wiggins with Visual Arts Instructor Enrique Quintero. The artmaking station will run until 1:45 pm with a gallery pop-up shop featuring original art and products continuing until 5:00 pm. All ages and experience levels are welcome!

While you're there enjoy a new exhibition, See Me With My Own Eyes. The exhibition features offers viewers a new perspective of Creativity Explored artists as they create and celebrate their own artistic identities through self-portraits and portraits of notable artists like Pablo Picasso and Yayoi Kusama. 



InCommon Community Engagement Space
at LinkedIn Headquarters
222 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Schedule of Events
12:00 pm to 1:45 pm - Artmaking Activity & Gallery Pop-up Shop
1:45 pm to 5:00 pm - Gallery Pop-up Shop
Free and open to the public -- Drop-ins welcome!

RSVP via Eventbrite to save your spot for the workshop!

 


About our partnership with LinkedIn
We are excited to host a series of free artmaking pop-ups for the general public, giving you the chance to step into a satellite CE studio and create art with CE artists and teachers!

To help provide support for Bay Area nonprofits, LinkedIn has launched InCommon, a space in their San Francisco office dedicated for local nonprofits to use for events, meetings, and programs at no cost! LinkedIn is featuring artwork from local nonprofit, Creativity Explored, with all of the proceeds going to their artists. This space serves as a vital connection point for Bay Area nonprofits to achieve their missions and better connect with LinkedIn and their Social Impact programs.

We are thrilled to be partnering with LinkedIn as a resident in their new InCommon Community Engagement Space. During our residency, we will be hosting a series of exhibitions of CE artwork for Linkedin staff, visitors, and the nonprofits that will utilize the space for meetings and special events.

December 8, 2019
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Venue
The Progress

Location
1525 Fillmore Street, San Francisco


Join CE for a pop-up brunch market at The Progress!

Our friends at the world-renowned Fillmore neighborhood restaurant are hosting a pop-up brunch and maker's market just in time for Holiday shopping. Grab a bite with friends and family then shop the Creativity Explored pop-up stocked with original art and products for your gift-giving pleasure.


The Progress
1525 Fillmore Street 
San Francisco CA 94115



The Progress Holiday Brunch Market

December 7, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

CE artist Melody Lima and teaching artist Pilar Olabarria create unique felt bags that inspired this week's Imaginate Saturdays activity.

Have you ever wanted to join the CE studio? Now is your time.

Creativity Explored is proud to announce Imaginate Saturdays, our new weekly public program that brings CE artists and community members together to make art.

Imaginate Saturdays is a place where people of all ages and abilities can join together to explore the power of creativity. CE artist interns and teaching artists will engage you in a variety of fun, open-ended, and accessible artmaking activities for people at all levels of artistry. No experience needed!

Each Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm participants can explore a mix of open art time and teacher-guided special projects like printmaking, wire sculpture, collaging, and papermaking.

Come IMAGINATE with our artists!



Imaginate Saturdays - Ongoing at the CE Studio
Every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Except major holidays or studio closures
Free and open to the public -- all are welcome



Our weekly public artmaking program, Imaginate Saturdays, will be hosting special workshops this holiday season during the run of the Holiday Art Shop. Get creative and make art with CE artists! 

Drop-in between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm and IMAGINATE with our artists!
All Imaginate Saturdays are family-friendly, free and open to the public.

All ages and abilities welcome. Materials are provided but guests are welcome to bring their own supplies.

DIY Print-making
Saturday, November 16
Try your hand at easy DIY print-making techniques. Participants will create their own design and print unique works of art. Get inspired by CE artwork and make your own greetings cards, gift tags, or anything you can imagine. 

Embossed Metal Mobiles
Saturday, November 23
Experiment with this classic art-making technique. Carve, press, and pinch to create your own 3-D mobile or holiday ornament in this hands-on workshop.

Sew Artful Tote Bags
Saturday, December 7
Get crafty and design your own custom tote. Using felt, participants will collage, assemble, and sew together your very own tote that will make the perfect heartfelt gift.

Creatures in Clay
Saturday, December 14
Play with clay at this hand-on workshop. Mold your own figurines and sculptures to adorn your mantle.

Community Collage
Saturday, December 21
Using found materials, participants will collage an epic mural with the community of CE artists and supporters!

**Please note there will be no Imaginate Saturdays program on November 30 and December 28, 2019. The CE gallery and studio will be open to the public regular hours from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.



Holiday Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

Holiday Closures
Closed for installation - Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14
(Open for the VIP Donor & Community Celebration at 6:00 pm on November 14)
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28
Black Friday - Friday, November 29
Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25
New Year’s Day - Tuesday, January 1, 2020 


December 6, 2019
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Venue
Underground Optical

Location
333 Linden Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


Join us a Optical Underground for a Creativity Explored pop-up shop during the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association Holiday Block Party.

Drop by between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm to try out some vintage specs at the new Optical Underground location, then take a look-see for seasonal gifts. Explore a curated selection of CE artwork, ceramics, and gift products to support local artists with developmental disabilities.

Anyone who purchases art during this event will receive a 10% discount on Optical Underground eyewear purchased that night.

A number of businesses will be open along the Hayes Valley Merchant Corridor -- explore the area for special offers, holiday entertainment and activities for kids.

Visit here for more information.

Special thanks to our friends at Underground Optical for hosting CE in your beautiful new space!

#ShopLocal

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party Dec 06

About Optical Underground
After 21 years in business, Optical Underground has become the go to destination for customers who want luxury eyewear without the luxury prices. Located in San Francisco’s thriving Hayes Valley district, the boutique offers an exclusive collection of designer overstock at affordable prices starting at 50% off retail prices. Optical Underground partners exclusively with small batch, specialty brands from around the world committed to craftsmanship, quality materials and design. The in-store lab uses the latest technology to craft custom lens for every lifestyle. Visit 333 Linden Street or @opticalunderground to learn more.

Small Art Pop-Up for Small Business Saturday

November 30 - December 1, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


In honor of #SmallBizSaturday, Creativity Explored will be hosting a small artwork pop-up in the studio just in time for your holiday shopping on BOTH Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1.

Join us to shop our selection of affordable modestly-sized artwork including digital prints, ceramics, drawings, and paintings all fresh from the CE studio.

While visiting, shop the gallery for even more original art, plus apparel, stationery, and accessories adorned with artwork from the studio. This season, shop with heart and remember 50% of proceeds from any art sale go directly to the artist!

#ShopSmall

See all our holiday events and happenings during the run of the Holiday Art Shop here.

 

Featured Events

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party
December 6, 2019
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us a Optical Underground for a Creativity Explored pop-up shop during the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association Holiday Block Party. Drop by between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm to try out some vintage s...


Imaginate Saturdays: Sew Artful Totebags - December 7
December 7, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to join the CE studio? Now is your time. Creativity Explored is proud to announce Imaginate Saturdays, our new weekly public program that brings CE artists and community mem...


The Progress Holiday Brunch Market
December 8, 2019
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Join CE for a pop-up brunch market at The Progress! Our friends at the world-renowned Fillmore neighborhood restaurant are hosting a pop-up brunch and maker's market just in time for Holiday ...


Holiday Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up at LinkedIn
December 11, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for a special Holiday Artmaking Pop-up on Wednesday, December 11 starting at 12:00 pm. Drop in to participate in an artmaking activity lead by CE artists Joseph "JD" Green and&n...


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6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Opening Reception - Thomas Pringle: Ladies Man
January 9, 2020
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Is Your Creativity Explored? Workshop with Ana Teresa Fernández
January 18, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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