In lieu of a gift guide chock full of products that may serve a nice, cozy purpose like keeping your feet warm we’re here to introduce you to our curated picks from the Creative Growth Holiday Show, our most treasured non-profit organization that you can feel good supporting this holiday season. The Oakland, California based Creative Growth has been around since 1974 with a mission to advance the inclusion of artists with developmental disabilities in contemporary art while providing a supportive studio environment and gallery. Each year, the organization pulls together key pieces for their “Holiday Show” from the over 140 artists that call this community home including one-of-a-kind textiles, furniture, ceramics, rugs, woodwork, drawings, paintings, prints, and much more. Proceeds from the much-anticipated sale directly benefit the artists and creativity in all its forms.
For the 2022 season, the in-person event is back by popular demand after a two year hiatus brought on by the pandemic. One key silver lining of the pandemic is that the work of Creative Growth artist’s is now available to shop online for those not local to the Bay Area. That’s where you come in! Enjoy our curated collection of favorite pieces from the online show here including pieces by Dan Miller, Aurie Ramirez, Raydell Early, Ying Ge Zhou and more. With the purchase of a piece of Creative Growth art, you’re bringing unique art into your home but also giving back to Creative Growth and the artists that call the Oakland-based studio home.
“We work with over 140 talented artists so I recommend an array of gifts that showcase the range of practices we support,” says Nadia Ghani, Creative Growth Exhibitions and Gallery Manager. “We’re excited to unveil two curated holiday window display cases featuring highlights from the artists Jo Beal, Lateefa Noorzai, and John Martin. And for the poetry lover, the Creative Growth Dear Volcano chapbook has just been released and is sure to delight.”