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Mission District

Creativity Explored

3245 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Creativity Explored’s Gallery invites guests to experience our exhibitions year-round typically of group shows of artwork selected from over 130 current artists creating art in our studio. We hope to inspire young and seasoned art collectors alike to come and discover our artists and their unique styles through their artwork. Support local artists with every purchase of original artwork — all sale proceeds are split 50/50 between the studio artists and Creativity Explored.

Creativity Explored advances the value and diversity of artist expression. We provide neurodiverse artists with the means to create, exhibit, and sell their art. CE artists have seen their artwork exhibited in museums, galleries, and art fairs around the world.

Creativity Explored was founded in San Francisco in 1983 by Florence and Elias Katz, an artist and a psychologist, in the belief that art is essential to life. In our studios and virtually, over 130 artists share their talents with a variety of traditional and new media. Each artist is supported by artistic mentorship, quality art supplies, and gallery representation.

At Creativity Explored, we believe in a future society with an enlightened understanding of its relationship with neurodiverse people—one that has evolved from one-way support to mutually-enriching growth.

We see a society strengthened by an authentic appreciation of all people’s creative contributions.

In times of great transition, we continue to center the personhood and agency of our artists in all our efforts, asking, “What is important to you?” We will continue to innovate to provide safe and virtual services that enrich the lives of our artists, their families and supporters, on their terms.

Our dedicated staff, board, and volunteers are also expanding our commitment to racial justice and disability advocacy by amplifying the voices of studio artists of color and artists who are immigrants. We are proud to create space for our artists and staff to learn about and honor diversity by examining and celebrating the intersections of disability, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and other facets of our identities. Art changes lives!

Hours of Operation

Thursday, 4:00 – 7:00pm (walk ins),
Friday, 4:00 – 7:00 pm (by appointments),
Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (walk ins)

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