Based in Oakland, California, Creative Growth is a professional art Studio and Gallery dedicated to the professional development of more than 140 artists with developmental disabilities. We were founded 46 years ago on the belief that everyone has the ability to express themselves creatively, and the right to access the means of creative expression. Currently, we're offering daily online programs in an effort to replicate classes offered in the Studio. Your donation will directly help the Creative Growth community stay connected, reducing social isolation in a vulnerable population.  

Photo: Diana Rothery

 Image description: Photograph of a medium-dark skinned man in the foreground wearing a royal blue knit hat and a grey hooded sweatshirt, sitting in a blue plastic chair. He is seated at a long table, looking down, and holding a pencil in his right hand. On the table are open books, papers, and a white plastic bucket filled with thin paintbrushes with the bristles sticking up. Seated further down the table is a medium skinned man with short black hair wearing a red long-sleeved shirt. Seated across from him is a medium-dark skinned man wearing a green patterned baseball cap and a black sweatshirt. Two light skinned women are standing at the far end of the table. One woman is wearing a red and white plaid long-sleeved shirt and black and grey striped knit hat, the other woman is wearing a light brown long-sleeved shirt. Two colorful large artworks are in the background; on the left is an abstract piece filled with varying shades of blue swirls, and a painting with light blue and yellow swatches is in the right corner. 

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Based in Oakland, California, Creative Growth is a professional art Studio and Gallery dedicated to the professional development of more than 140 artists with developmental disabilities. We were founded 46 years ago on the belief that everyone has the ability to express themselves creatively, and the right to access the means of creative expression. Currently, we're offering daily online programs in an effort to replicate classes offered in the Studio. Your donation will directly help the Creative Growth community stay connected, reducing social isolation in a vulnerable population.  

Photo: Diana Rothery

 Image description: Photograph of a medium-dark skinned man in the foreground wearing a royal blue knit hat and a grey hooded sweatshirt, sitting in a blue plastic chair. He is seated at a long table, looking down, and holding a pencil in his right hand. On the table are open books, papers, and a white plastic bucket filled with thin paintbrushes with the bristles sticking up. Seated further down the table is a medium skinned man with short black hair wearing a red long-sleeved shirt. Seated across from him is a medium-dark skinned man wearing a green patterned baseball cap and a black sweatshirt. Two light skinned women are standing at the far end of the table. One woman is wearing a red and white plaid long-sleeved shirt and black and grey striped knit hat, the other woman is wearing a light brown long-sleeved shirt. Two colorful large artworks are in the background; on the left is an abstract piece filled with varying shades of blue swirls, and a painting with light blue and yellow swatches is in the right corner.