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November 14 - December 31, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Moon & Sun) by Kevin Roach, 2019 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker and acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches

The annual Holiday Art Shop at Creativity Explored returns for the season of artful gifting!

This year, we are opening the vaults of the CE collection and offering the public the opportunity to shop for thousands of exceptional and affordable artworks by artists with developmental disabilities. This salon-style shopping experience includes rare and exhibited framed paintings, drawings and multimedia artwork, functional and decorative ceramic sculptures, unique fiber art and our collection of popular digital prints. As always, 50% of original art sales go directly to the artist, supporting their well-being and independence.

In the spirit of remembrance and reflection, the team at CE is dedicating a Wall of Honor in the gallery to rare artwork by artists who have recently passed away. Artwork by fan favorites such as Antonio Benjamin, Dan Michiels and Sara O’Sullivan will be on display and available for sale to the public. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to collect work by our inspiring canon of artists and learn about the legacy of Creativity Explored. 

The Holiday Art Shop includes a collection of CE art products that make perfect stocking stuffers – a limited-edition Thomas Pringle Pin-Up Model 2020 Calendar, new Victorian House keychains by Kevin Roach, artful apparel, our popular enamel pins, wrapping paper, greetings cards, art kits and more!

Plus, shop a curated selection of giftable products by VIDA – choose from luxurious scarves, decorative candles and glass trays emblazoned with artwork by five CE artists. Limited quantities available. Get a headstart on your holiday shopping! Explore the entire VIDA x Creativity Explored Collection online here.

The Holiday Art Shop is open from November 15 through December 31, 2019. See our special holiday hours below to plan your visit!

Extended Sunday Hours
For your weekend shopping pleasure, the CE gallery will be open on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the run of the Holiday Art Shop.

Enter the Win a Window Giveaway

Between November 15 and December 15, visit the CE gallery to enter our Win a Window Giveaway valued at over $2500! Prizes include a cornucopia of art products by CB2 and other licensees, original artwork, and original CE art products. To enter, simply visit the CE gallery and fill out an entry form. No purchase necessary. Must visit the gallery in person during business hours to enter. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on December 16, 2019.
*For full rules see below.



Celebrate with the Community

Join us for our opening celebrations to party with the community of Creativity Explored artists, staff, donors and supporters! Get first pick of the Holiday Art Shop and enjoy a festive celebration with specialty cocktails, music and artful card-making with CE artists hosted by our friends from Thank You Thursdays.

VIP Donor and Community Celebration
Thursday, November 14
6:00 to 9:00 PM

RSVP via Eventbrite here using your VIP Ticket code.
To become a donor and get access to this exclusive event, visit here.

Live music by Su Buchignani of Golden Gate Music

Guests will enjoy holiday-themed cocktails and bites, giveaways at our Giving Tree, and get the chance to meet CE artists, their families and caregivers.

For questions about the VIP Donor and Community Celebration, please email development@creativityexplored.org 

Public Holiday Celebration
Friday, November 15
6:00 to 9:00 PM

RSVP via Eventbrite and save the date.
Free and open to the public.

Music by Resident DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco)

FREE parking available during both celebrations at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.



Make art with the whole family at Imaginate Saturdays!

Our weekly public artmaking program, Imaginate Saturdays, will be hosting special workshops this holiday season. 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

Creativity Explored Gallery & Studio
3245 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



*Win a Window Giveaway Rules
 
To enter the giveaway visit the CE gallery between November 15 and December 15, 2019 and fill out an entry form at the gallery desk. No purchase necessary.

Must visit the gallery in person during business hours to enter. Data collected will not be used for any marketing purposes or shared for any reason. Data collected includes full name, phone number, mailing address and email. Participants must present all information requested to enter the giveaway. One entry per person.

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on December 16, 2019. Prizes must be picked up in person by December 31, 2019. If items are not picked up by 5:00 pm on December 31, 2019, a new winner will be selected and announced the following week.

 


 

 

Thank You Thursday Logo

Thank You Thursdays is an an ongoing project that encourages us all to take time to handwrite a personal note or card for anyone you love or appreciate. To learn more about Thank You Thursdays check out their project video on YouTube. Celebrate gratitude at our Opening Celebrations and create your own artful holiday greetings.

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...


Opening Reception - Many Faces
January 4, 2020
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

We are looking forward to a new exhibition in partnership with LEGION, a boutique gallery in downtown San Francisco. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 6:00 pm to...


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

We are pleased to announce an upcoming solo exhibition featuring the work of long-time Creativity Explored artist Thomas Pringle, on view from January 9 to March 5, 2020. Since joining the studio in 2...


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

As part of our debut exhibition at UNTITLED, ART in San Francisco, we will host a special workshop with local artist Ana Teresa Fernández, with whom CE artists are collaborating for o...