Creativity Explored

At work, we’re  producing a series of videos profiling local nonprofit organizations. Over the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the video shoots, spending some quality time with a few of the featured organizations.

The experience has been incredible. On a day-to-day basis, I’d say my colleagues and I remain largely removed from the organizations and individuals our platform serves. Sure, ostensibly we know quite a bit about the folks on our site. We’ve got data galore, spreadsheets a-poppin’, charts and graphs (line, pie, venn) that show, to the very dollar, the impacts of fundraisers. But, nothing can possibly compare to seeing that impact in the flesh, up close and personal, alive and very eager to show you, say, a really cool painting of Adele he just made.

That was exactly the situation in pretty much every photo above, taken during our visit to Creativity Explored. Creativity Explored is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization and visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. This year, CE will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Most of the people I know in San Francisco, didn’t even know it existed. Hopefully, they do now. 🙂

Anywho, just wanted to share. If you have the time and the inclination, I highly recommend stopping by their gallery and studio. Here’s the relevant info:

Creativity Explored (Where Art Changes Lives)
3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco CA 94103

Studio Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Many more pics from our other shoots still to come! Please stay tuned!

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