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Creative Growth’s “Access Oaktown” Gallery Opening + Poster Launch Party (Mar. 3-4)

Creative Growth, a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California that advances the inclusion of artists with developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce Access Oaktown – In the Neighborhood With Creative Growth, a two-day gallery opening and poster launch party.

Access Oaktown will celebrate Creative Growth Art Center’s neighborhood and community of nearly 50 years and includes a month-long poster installation across the Lake Merritt, Uptown and Downtown areas of Oakland.

The event coincides with Oakland’s Art Murmur First Friday on March 3, 2023 with a gallery opening and art show celebrating the personal histories of Creative Growth’s Uptown neighborhood as told by Creative Growth artists.

  • Friday, March 3, 2023 – The public launch of the posters with a gallery opening will take place on Friday evening March 3rd between 5:00pm-8:00pm at Creative Growth Art Center.
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 – On Saturday, March 4th from 11:00am-3:00pm, Creative Growth will offer a participatory mapping activity, a presentation by artist and Creative Growth board member Katherine Sherwood along with a neighborhood excursion providing attendees the opportunity to engage with the artists and learn more about the neighborhood and community.

Access Oaktown is funded by a grant from the City of Oakland to support the festival of the neighborhood, presented by Creative Growth artists. This event is held in recognition of National Developmental Disabilities Month and represents Creative Growth’s commitment to promoting the inclusion of artists with developmental disabilities in the community.

For more information on Access Oaktown and Creative Growth, please visit www.creativegrowth.org/access-oaktown.

*ASL, Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be provided.


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