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September 26, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Invite-only VIP Hour 5:00 to 6:00 PM)

Herman Miller Showroom

23 Geary Street Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94108

Join us at the Herman Miller Showroom for a one-of-a-kind marketplace event benefitting Creativity Explored, SF's inspiring art center for adults with developmental disabilities. Since 2017, this annual partnership event pairs design classics with the bold contemporary work of CE artists, celebrating the nexus of design and visual arts in San Francisco. 

This year we reimagine our shifting urban environment together, uniting our vision for an inclusive and creative home. The free event will include art-making with CE artists, live music, cocktails and a chance for the public to purchase designer items adorned with CE artwork, plus a ton of affordable original art!

Hosted in partnership with Herman Miller, CRI (Coordinated Resources, Inc.), Design Within Reach Contract, Maharam, Kay Chesterfield, Cushion Works, and PLOW Architecture and Design.

Artwork in image by James Miles.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required!

RSVP for Imaginary City on Eventbrite!

September 21, 2019
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Palace of Fine Arts

3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco

We're excited to exhibit mouthwatering CE artwork as a Community Partner at the California Vegetarian Food Festival + Symposium in San Francisco this September.

The festival and symposium includes a jam-packed schedule of speakers, chef demonstrations, mind/body classes, live entertainment, kids activities, and delicious vegan food and drinks!

Drop by the CE booth to enjoy a food-themed mini-exhibition and shop for vegetarian-friendly original art, digital prints, and art products.

Purchase tickets to the festival online here.

Use the following discount codes for a special discount for CE supporters:
creativity100 - Free Tickets (first come, first served, limited quantity available)
creativity40 - 40% off General or VIP Admission (unlimited quantity available)

About Calfornia Vegetarian Food Festival:

The CA Vegetarian Food Festival & Symposium, presented by U.S. Veg Corp, is making its San Francisco debut this year at the Palace of Fine Arts, a Non Plus Ultra Venue. This 4th year incarnation showcases 100% vegan and green innovation, with revolutionary plant-based food, eco-friendly products and fun for kids and adults alike. In addition to the specially curated plant-based food and lifestyle vendors, there are multiple stages/areas highlighting world-class speakers, panelists, chefs, entertainers, artists, mind/body/fitness classes, non-profit organizations, kids’ activities & more! No matter where you fall on the culinary spectrum, from vegan to omnivore, from foodie to aspiring conscious consumer, this event is for you.

For more information visit the website here.

Art Explosion Open Studios - Fall 2019

September 20-22, 2019
Times vary -- see below

Art Explosion Studios

2425 17th Street, San Francisco, CA

Creativity Explored is proud to highlight our Inclusion Studios program during the Fall Open Studios at Art Explosion Studios. Inclusion Studios are where CE artists and teachers work in off-site art studios alongside other local artists. Our two studio spaces at Art Explosion have provided over a dozen artists the opportunity to work in larger scales or explore new mediums and styles in a quiet and focused environment. We're excited to show off some of the work completed during their residencies!

Creativity Explored will be showing work by each of the artists who have participated in our Inclusion Studios at Art Explosion: Andrew Bixler, Samedi Djeimguero, Joseph "JD" Green, Kaocrew "Yah" Kakabutra, Joseph OmolayoleSelene Perez, Roland Record, Ethel Revita, Irene Rivas, Kevin Roach, Quintin Rodriguez, Yukari SakuraHung Kei Shiu, Stella TseGerald Wiggins, Rory White.

The free opening reception gala will be on Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Do not miss this opportunity to get a first look at all the incredible work by over 100 artists and enjoy a spectacular night out viewing and buying art.

In addition to artists opening their studios the galleries will be filled with hundreds of art works to peruse. On Saturday and Sunday studios will be open from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

Schedule of Events
Opening Celebration
Friday, September 20
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2425 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


September 19, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Creativity Explored

3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Guitar, Detail) by John Iwaszewicz, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on particle board. Untitled (Hands, Work in Progress) by Joseph

In a tumultuous political climate, the voices of artists on the margin continue to provide unique perspectives and insight into navigating the distinctly American tensions of race, class, nationality, and identity.

Local artists, curators, and brothers Victor Cartagena and Carlos Cartagena center the voices of CE artists Joseph "JD" Green and John Iwaszewicz in this new exhibition to draw upon their unique creative processes to explore, connect, and share their visions of resistance.

"It’s been a learning experience for me following the creative dialogue of Joseph Green and John Iwaszewicz, seeing them work side-by-side.  Their collaboration has shed light on how each one expresses concerns and reflections on life and society," Teaching Artist and curator Victor Cartagena explains, speaking about the process behind the exhibition. "The result is novel and unexpected and may challenge traditional expectations when it comes to art produced by Creativity Explored artists."

Fragments + Resistance features new paintings, drawings, multimedia sculptures and installations by Green and Iwaszewicz that challenge viewers to elevate and include the voices of artists with developmental disabilities in the critical discussions about America today and into the future.

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

Opening Reception - Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

September 18, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

InCommon at Linkedin Headquarters

222 2nd Street, San Francisco

CE artist intern Joseph

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.

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!

Join us for our September artmaking pop-up on Wednesday, September 18 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 an exhibition featuring the Steele Collection, CE's permanent collection of exceptional work, currently on view in the space. The space is currently open to the public during events only, so don't miss your chance to check out this incredible collaboration! 

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!


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