Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA

Fine Art Shippers has extensive experience in serving various art institutions and cultural centers on the East Coast of the United States. For example, we had the pleasure of shipping fine art for the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, the University Art Museum at the University at Albany, the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, and many others. We also have a representative office in Los Angeles, which allows us to provide comprehensive art logistics services to art organizations on the West Coast. For example, we absolutely love working with Creative Growth Art Center located in Oakland, CA.

Creative Growth Art Center

Creative Growth Art Center is a nonprofit arts organization and studio for artists with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. It was founded in 1974 by the artist Florence Ludins-Katz and her husband Elias Katz who was a psychologist. Today, Creative Growth is the largest and oldest organization of its kind, which is currently run by the former curator and filmmaker Tom di Maria.

Since its very foundation, Creative Growth has been playing an important role in increasing public attention to the artistic achievements and capabilities of people with mental, developmental, and physical disabilities. The fact is that this arts center provides supplies and studio space for their artistic development, as well as organizes for them various representations and exhibitions both in Creative Growth gallery and in outside museums and galleries. Besides, Creative Growth has Youth Art Program that gives high school students and young adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to explore art in a comfortable setting.

Creative Growth is now home to over 160 artists who work in painting, drawing, printmaking, mosaics, ceramics, video production, as well as create artworks in textiles, wood, and other mediums. At Fine Art Shippers, we are happy to be of service to this unique arts organization, and we highly recommend that you learn more about it.

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