Future   |   Current   |   Past

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

Cityscape Opening Reception
July 18, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. --Jane Jacobs The artist’s unique perspective has often found a warm...


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....


Imaginate Saturdays - July 20
July 20, 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...


August Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up at Linkedin
August 14, 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...


Of Here From There Sculpture Workshop #1 with Ana Teresa Fernández
August 24, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us to make art for the whole city to see! At these special Imaginate Saturdays, artist Ana Teresa Fernández will lead community members and Creativity Explored artists in sculpting m...


Of Here From There Sculpture Workshop #2 with Ana Teresa Fernández
August 31, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us to make art for the whole city to see! At these special Imaginate Saturdays, artist Ana Teresa Fernández will lead community members and Creativity Explored artists in sculpting m...