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September 20 - November 15, 2018

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Monster Jacket by Christina Marie Fong, 2018, permanent and fabric marker on denim jacket

Button up for our new fashion-themed group exhibition, Fabulate!

Following a collaboration with Commes Des Garçons in 2013-14, Creativity Explored returns to the runway with Fabulate!, a group fashion exhibition of raw couture designed with repurposed and deconstructed materials.

Inspired by the innate desire to express oneself through dress, over 50 artists transformed fabric, clothing, and accessories using paint, embroidery, and fiber art into one-of-a-kind statement pieces ready for the street or runway.

The collection includes vibrant hand-painted gowns with abstract patterns, jackets adorned with movie monsters and celebrity portraits, and stylishly upcycled street fashion accessories. The exhibition will also include traditional 2-D artwork inspired by fashion editorial spreads and items of clothing.

Many garments were produced in partnership with the City College of San Francisco Surface Design Class, that has been taking place at the CE studio since 1988.

The curators extend a special thanks to City College of San Francisco!



Opening Reception
 & Fashion Show
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*Doors open to the public at 6:45 pm for the fashion show

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

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

Fashion Show MC Sister Rosemary Chicken of the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Music by DJ Eric Montano

Hair and Makeup by Andrea Bolding and Michele Von Colorbox of Barnets Salon

Jewelry by Fiat Lux




Join us at the Creativity Explored studio and gallery for additional programming celebrating the heart and "sew" of Fabulate!

Fabulate a Fascinator Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 2018
from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Fashion Embroidery & Embellishment Workshop with SF SNAD
Thursday, November 15, 2018
from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Featured Events

Fashion Embroidery & Embellishment Workshop with SF SNAD
November 15, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us at the Sixteenth Street studio with San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SF SNAD) as we celebrate the closing of our acclaimed fashion exhibition Fabulate! with an interactive worksh...


Small Art Pop-up for Small Business Saturday
November 24, 2018
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

In honor of #SmallBizSaturday, Creativity Explored will be hosting a small artwork pop-up in the studio just in time for your holiday shopping. Join us to shop our selection of affordable modestly-si...


Holiday Art Shop Opening Celebration
November 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This season shop with heart, give more art! Our beloved Holiday Art Shop returns for your gift-giving pleasure! The salon-style pop-up shop will offer giftable and affordable works of art curated jus...


Splatter Paint Workshop with Artist Christine Stovell
December 8, 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Get ready to get messy! In celebration of the Holiday season, we’re offering an exciting interactive workshop with guest artist Christine Stovell. Join us and create one-of-a-kind splatter pain...


The Progress Holiday Brunch Market
December 9, 2018
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 shopping...


Hotel G Holiday Art Pop-up Shop
December 11, 2018
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Shop 'til you 'pop' with CE at Hotel G! Our partners at Hotel G, located in Union Square, will be hosting a progressive Holiday Art Pop-up Shop featuring original artwork and art products to benefit ...


Studio Screening: Holiday Movie Marathon
December 22, 2018
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Drop by the studio and watch our artists' favorite Holiday flix! Visit the studio after brunch and join us for a studio screening of our artists’ favorite holiday films. We’ll be offering...