Image of 5 library card designs on a dark blue background, with the 40th anniversary logo of Creativity Explored in the upper left corner. The library card designs are artworks depicting, respectively, an owl, houses in San Francisco, a person in a field of flowers, abstract shapes on a white background, and an eagle and winged lion.
18 February - 30 April 2023
Art, Music & Recreation Center Exhibit Space - 4th Fl
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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View a unique take on library cards created by the artists of Creativity Explored, a studio-based collective that partners with developmentally disabled adults to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us. In honor of the San Francisco-based nonprofit's 40th anniversary, the Main Library’s 4th Floor hosts an exhibition featuring 30 reproductions of artworks inspired by the library. Visitors can vote in person or online for their favorite works, and the winning five will be turned into library cards this Spring. 

Vote in person at the Main Library in Civic Center or online from February 18 to March 31. Visitors can view the exhibition at the Main Library through the end of April.

About Creativity Explored  
Creativity Explored is a studio-based collective in San Francisco that partners with people with developmental disabilities to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us. Founded in 1983 by a psychologist and an artist, CE has facilitated the careers of hundreds of neurodiverse artists and serves as a model in the field of art and disability worldwide. 

The organization now serves 130 artists with developmental disabilities offering art supplies, training, exhibition and sales opportunities in traditional and digital media. CE artists have seen their work exhibited in museums, galleries, and art fairs in over 14 countries and have earned over $2.2 million from their art. Their life-changing programs continue to open doors of inclusion to center the personhood and creative vision of people with developmental disabilities. Most importantly, Creativity Explored is a source of community, empowerment and dignity. 


Image: Art by (clockwise from bottom left) Paul Gee, Guadalupe Ramos, Kevin Roach, Yukari Sakura and Nubia Ortega.