The 2016 Naughty & Nice Holiday Art Shop

Gallery Exhibition/Events
Posted on November 22, 2016

Opening Night: Friday, December 2, 6 – 9 p.m.
Holiday Art Shop: December 2 – December 30, 2016
Extended Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Get ready for a month-long of fun shopping with Creativity Explored! Celebrate the holidays and buy locally-made affordable gifts by 135 artists with developmental disabilities. Find rare, one-of-kind drawings and paintings, postcards, prints, ceramics and more for everyone on your list, both Naughty & Nice. One-half of the proceeds from the sale of every artwork goes directly to the artist.

About Creativity Explored

Creativity Explored is a dynamic nonprofit art center and gallery where artists with developmental disabilities have been creating, exhibiting and selling their art for over 33 years. Located in the vibrant cultural and dining corridor that transverses San Francisco’s Mission District, Creativity Explored provides a supportive studio environment, including individualized instruction from mentoring artists, quality supplies, and professional opportunities to exhibit and sell their art, the organization establishes these artists’ work as an emerging and increasingly important contribution to the contemporary art world.

Founded by Florence and Elias Katz in 1983, Creativity Explored has expanded to two locations: the main gallery and studio on 16th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, and a second studio in nearby Potrero Hill. Gallery programming now includes six exhibitions per year, with more than 15,000 people visiting the gallery and studio annually.

Over the years, the organization’s innovative and respected programs, structure and culture have been recognized as a model worldwide in the field of art and disability. In addition to the studios, exhibitions and gallery sales, Creativity Explored has developed a licensing division, working with the likes of Google, affordable modern furnishing company CB2, and fashion house COMMES de GARÇONS; and providing art services for several properties, including BRIDGE Housing (affordable housing), and Avalon Mission Bay (upscale apartment community).


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For more information: 415-863-2108;

Media Contacts:

Mariel Eplboim, 415-863-2108;
Ann Kappes, 415-863-2108;
Amy Auerbach, 415-863-2108;



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