Creativity Explored's Art Changes Lives 2018 Fundraising Gala

Event has passed (Fri Apr 20, 2018 - Fri Apr 20, 2018)
City View at Metreon
5:00 - 9:30 PM
$75 - $10000
Activism / Cause, Art


Creativity Explored, the premier nonprofit visual art gallery and studio for artists with developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce the return of Art Changes Lives 2018. This annual event benefiting Creativity Explored* celebrates the organization’s 35th anniversary. To honor this milestone, Creativity Explored is temporarily moving its gallery and studio into the scene-stealing City View at Metreon venue on Friday, April 20. In addition to a three-course dinner, drinks, and live auction featuring original artwork and special packages, this fabulous evening also includes the new Creativity Explored COLOR MIXER ticket option. At this two-hour preview event, guests will enjoy interactive art activities, a live jazz band, a curated silent auction, the option to “Win a Wine Cellar,” and delicious drinks and bites provided by Bi-Rite Market.

This year’s selection of original auction artworks include a pair of Eames molded plastic side chairs with dowel base painted by Jay Herndon, a 51 x 51 inch framed collage of 93 individual folk portraits of Creativity Explored artists and staff, a large-scale colorful abstract acrylic painting by Taneya Lovelace, and over 50 other works of art in all sizes and media. Attendees can also bid on several behind-the-scenes art experiences. In honor of Creativity Explored’s 35th anniversary, a limited-edition of 35 fashion black t-shirts featuring Richard Wright’s embroidered gold necklace design, and Elana Cooper’s signature flower cutout fine art prints will be available for sale.

Creativity Explored COLOR MIXER is 5:00 pm to 7:00pm ($75 per person). Dinner and live auction will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm ($250 per person). Tables for ten are available starting at $2,750. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you’re interested in securing your place with an individual or corporate sponsorship, please contact Linda Johnson at 415-863-2108 or [email protected]

*Art Changes Lives directly supports Creativity Explored’s mission to give artists with developmental disabilities the means to create and share their work with the community, celebrating the power of art to change lives. Thanks to the proceeds of this event, Creativity Explored is able to support the artistic careers of 130 artists with disabilities working in our two San Francisco studios and showing their work in our gallery and in venues across the world.


  1. City View at Metreon 135 4th Street, San Francisco, CA