Creativity Explored’s Annual Gala: Art Changes Lives 2017

ACL 2017 Logo small low res Creativity Exploreds Annual Gala: Art Changes Lives 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

757 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94103

Creativity Explored, the premier nonprofit visual art gallery and studio for artists with developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce Art Changes Lives 2017. For this annual fundraising event benefitting Creativity Explored*, we celebrate the 18-year tenure of Executive Director Amy Taub who will retire in June 2017. This fabulous evening includes dinner, wine, and bidding on original CE artwork plus exclusive auction packages.

This year’s selected original artworks offered in the live auction include a political, pop culture tribute artwork by acclaimed artist Daniel Green; a signature oil pastel cake drawing by Evelyn Reyes; Lance Rivers’ rendering of the Richmond San Rafael Bridge which was included in the Berkeley Art Museum exhibition Create; Joseph “JD” Green’s elegiac Jackson, Bowie, and Prince graphite drawing; and, a repurposed baseball statistics book by Douglas Sheran, each of the 290-pages a work of art in itself. Attendees can also bid on a private cocktail class for ten at Trick Dog, one-of-a-kind glazed bowl and bud vases created in collaboration with Heath Ceramics, and an exclusive tour of the upcoming Summer of Love exhibition at the de Young Museum.

Cocktails and silent auction are 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm with dinner and live auction to follow at 7:15 pm to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $250 per person and tables available starting at $2,750. Call to get your tickets, or visit www.creativityexplored.ejoinme/ACL2017. With any questions, please contact Ruth Marcus at 415-863-2108 or

*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. Proceeds of this event support the artistic careers of 130 artists with disabilities working in Creativity Explored’s two San Francisco studios.

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