Creativity Explored is San Francisco’s premier nonprofit art studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities.
Over 36 years, CE has facilitated the careers of hundreds of artists with developmental disabilities by offering space, support, and representation. The organization establishes these artists’ work as an emerging and increasingly important contribution to the contemporary art world. CE artists have seen their work exhibited in museums and galleries in 14 countries, and have earned nearly $2 million from their art. Each year, over 10,000 people visit its studios in the Mission District, which are often described as energizing, magical, and joyful.
Today, CE artists serve on the organization’s staff, create alongside artists of all abilities in local art studios, and teach the public. In 2018, CE was recognized as a San Francisco Legacy Business. In 2019, CE was included on the 5th Annual YBCA 100 list and voted Best Nonprofit for the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Awards.