Dropped into the opening of the annual holiday sale at Creativity Explored Friday night, and it was packed with artists and art lovers roaming the studio, plastic cups of vino in hand, perusing the many, many artworks by developmentally disabled artists for sale. It was, truly, like being let loose in a store chock-full of eye candy: paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, textiles, digital art, poster-size paintings of R2D2 and Batman, and 3-D paper pieces depicting American Indian life.
We're very happy to see that this collaboration is still going strong! CB2 (Crate and Barrel's lower price point brand) is once again teaming up with Creativity Explored (a local nonprofit center for artists with developmental disablilities) to help bring the work of their artists and the mission of the organization to a wider audience. This time, they've developed a tote bag featuring a view of San Francisco's Victorian row houses as envisioned by Creativity Explored artist Antonio Benjamin.
This is an exciting pairing: the recently opened CB2 in Union Square will be hosting a benefit for Mission staple Creativity Explored this Thursday, December 11th. The event will feature six window seat chairs up for auction that have been decorated and painted by artists from the organization. Plus, 10% of all proceeds from purchases that night will go to Creativity Explored and their mission to enable adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves through art.