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June 26, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Birds) by Selene Perez, 2011 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC

As part of San Francisco Design Week, Creativity Explored and The New Company invite you to join us for a unique panel discussion about inspirational role of CE art and the design process. This past year, The New Company created a brand identity for Art Changes Lives 2019 inspired by artwork featured at the event.

Description:
San Francisco has a legacy of embracing the weird and unexpected, especially when it comes to art and design. From the hippie movement to the vibrant history of public and outsider art, SF is often synonymous with the experimental and eccentric. Join us as we discuss and explore the inspirational process of working with the unknown.

Motivated by the growing partnership between Creativity Explored and The New Company, the event will examine how art produced by artists with developmental disabilities inspires the design and creative process.

From exploring non-traditional art as a source for creative ideation to incorporating CE art in branding, identity, and product design, the discussion will present our shared perspective on welcoming the unconventional as a means of pushing the global aesthetic forward.

Panelists:
Ann Kappes (Director of Licensing, Creativity Explored)
Matt Luckhurst (Founder & Executive Creative Director, The New Company)
Will Geddes (Design Director, The New Company)

Moderator:
Collin Whitehead (Head of Brand, Dropbox)


Tickets: $10 each
Available via Eventbrite here


 


About SF Design Week:
SFDW is an essential week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.

Now a global phenomenon, San Francisco’s international success is born from a historically free-spirited entrepreneurialism, coupled with the imaginative vision of contemporary design and state-of-the-art technology. Pioneers of new ways of looking at the world, nimble Bay Area start-ups are now among the world’s most influential design-led companies, producing products, services and experiences that profoundly influence the daily lives of billions of people globally.

Through studio tours and events, SFDW celebrates this spirit of newness by providing unique access to exhibitions and conversations with the designers who are shaping the future — from architecture to fashion, product design to digital services, and everything in between.

To see all SFDW events, click here.

 

 

Imaginate Saturdays - June 22

June 22, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


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

June 15, 2019
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Ruka Yasha and Talulah Maru the Akita-Poo and Poodle by Yukari Sakura, 2015 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on paper, 9 x 12 inches

In celebration of Bitchin’, our new exhibition for humans and dogs, Creativity Explored is hosting Raise The Woof Adoption Days at the CE studio and gallery. Join us and meet dogs from Family Dog Rescue looking for forever homes. Enjoy the day with CE artists as you learn about the work being done at Family Dog Rescue to support shelter and rescue pets. If you’re looking for a new best friend, drop by and sniff around for loving dogs currently available for adoption.

Stick around to check out Bitchin’ in the CE gallery! We will have free dog treats for canine art patrons and limited-edition products featuring dog-themed artwork from the show. During the exhibition, we’ll be offering the opportunity to commission original portraits of your pet by a variety of CE artists. Bring your pup and we can help you snap a portrait for an original painting or drawing!

Read more about Bitchin' and see all related programming here.



About Family Dog Rescue
From the underdogs of California’s overcrowded municipal shelters to the street dogs of Mexico, Family Dog Rescue gives dogs in need a second chance. We welcome these dogs into our San Francisco shelter and foster program, providing them with medical care, temperament analysis, spay/neuter, vaccinations and finally, a loving family of their own. Family Dog Rescue is proud to save dogs of all kinds, including puppies, adults, mixed breeds, purebreds, and dogs with disabilities.

 

June 15, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

CE artist Vincent Jackson and teaching artist Kelly Kerslake collaborate on a fashion project.

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!



Special Guest & Artmaking Activity

On June 15 join us as we welcome Susan Birnbaum of Thank You Thursdays, an ongoing project that encourages us all to take the time to handwrite a personal note or card for anyone you love or appreciate. We'll be offering up supplies to craft or collage your own greeting card -- just in time for Father's Day and graduation season! To learn more about Thank You Thursdays check out their project video on YouTube.

Thank You Thursday Logo



Raise the Woof Adoption Day


In celebration of our current dog-themed exhibition, Bitchin', from 12:00 to 4:00 pm we will be hosting a Raise The Woof Adoption Day with Family Dog Rescue in conjunction with our regular Imaginate Saturdays program. Drop by and meet dogs currently available for adoption. The first person to adopt a dog will receive a $50 gift card for Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods!



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

June 13, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Join us in celebrating the exciting launch of Creativity Explored’s new collaboration with socially-conscious fashion and home décor brand VIDA.

Creativity Explored is thrilled to partner with VIDA on the launch of our very first art inspired fashion and lifestyle collection. Join us at the launch event and be the first to view and purchase our exclusive collection in person.

Share the shopping spotlight with several featured artists, the people behind VIDA, and fellow CE art enthusiasts during the VIDA x Creativity Explored launch event on Thursday, June 13 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

At this progressive pop up experience, you'll enjoy snacks and beverages at five Artist Spotlight stations, meet the makers, purchase the collection, and get a chance to win free gifts for your favorite grad or dad!

Please RSVP for this free event on Eventbrite to guarantee attendance.



About VIDA x Creativity Explored

For the first exclusive collaborative collection, VIDA paired its signature fashion and home décor statement pieces with select artworks by Andrew Li, Vincent Jackson, Dan Michiels, Ethel Revita, and Marilyn Wong.

These artists’ popular drawings and paintings are featured on a range of VIDA products including quality modal scarves, made with soft luxurious fabric, to glass art trays that make a statement in any room.

Artists receive 10% royalty on every VIDA x Creativity Explored product sold. However, VIDA does more than cater to the art and fashion enthusiast. Each product is manufactured with minimal waste and every purchase helps VIDA give the gift of education to its global makers. “We ensure livable wages for our producers and on top of that, offer a literacy program to our factory workers, enabling them to learn to read, write, and do basic math, so they can build a better life for themselves and their families,” says VIDA founder and CEO Umaimah Mendhro.

Shop the Creativity Explored collection online now!

 

2019-06-13

Featured Events

VIDA x Creativity Explored Launch Event
June 13, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the exciting launch of Creativity Explored’s new collaboration with socially-conscious fashion and home décor brand VIDA. Creativity Explored is thrilled to partne...


Raise the Woof Adoption Day with Family Dog Rescue
June 15, 2019
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

In celebration of Bitchin’, our new exhibition for humans and dogs, Creativity Explored is hosting Raise The Woof Adoption Days at the CE studio and gallery. Join us and meet dogs from Family Do...


Imaginate Saturdays - June 15 - Card-making with Susan Birnbaum
June 15, 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...


Imaginate Saturdays - June 22
June 22, 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...


Embracing the Unexpected: Nontraditional Art as a Catalyst for Brand & Product Design - SF Design Week
June 26, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

As part of San Francisco Design Week, Creativity Explored and The New Company invite you to join us for a unique panel discussion about inspirational role of CE art and the design process. This past y...


July Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up at LinkedIn
July 10, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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 pr...


SF Art Book Fair 2019
July 19-21, 2019
Times vary -- see below

We are thrilled to return to the SF Art Book Fair with a booth featuring original art books, zines, and CE publications. The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications....