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NIAD at Creative Growth’s 50th Birthday Bash + Outdoor Street Festival

June 22, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

A promotional banner for Creative Growth’s 50th Birthday Bash and Beyond Trend Runway Show, on June 22, 2024, from 11 AM to 6 PM at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California. The left side features bold white text with event details, while the right side shows a close-up portrait of a person with blue eye makeup and a fierce expression.

Come visit the NIAD booth at Creative Growth’s 50th Birthday Bash and Outdoor Street Festival!

Run of Show:

  • 11am – 2pm: Games, Community Vendor Booths, and more outside on Valdez Street as part of Valdez Vibes.
  • 1pm: “Squeakie the Band” plays outside on Valdez Street
  • 2pm: Ramen Shop Pop Up Bar opens in the Creative Growth Gallery
  • 2:30pm: $50 In-Studio First Look Seating Starts
  • 3pm: Beyond Trend Runway Show –
    • $50 tickets: In-Studio “First look” ticketed guests, deaf/HOH/low vision guests, and press. PLEASE NOTE: THESE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
    • Artist Family and Friends, Creative Growth Community: Seating available on Valdez Street. PLEASE NOTE: THESE SEATS ARE FREE AND ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.
  • 4:30pm: Cake Cutting Ceremony for $50 ticketed guests in the Creative Growth Gallery.
  • 5-6pm: Beyond Trend Pop-Up Shopping in the Creative Growth Studio

Weather: The forecast predicts a balmy 77 degree day, so please be prepared with sunscreen and sun hats to stay protected and comfortable. ☀️


Please visit our neighborhood favorites and support our community.

Food available for purchase at the following:

  • Todos Cantina: A Creative Growth artist and staff favorite located right on Valdez Street and key partner of Valdez Vibes, Todos Cantina offers a delightful array of Mexican cuisine. From savory tacos to mouth-watering enchiladas, their dishes are sure to satisfy your cravings.
  • Lovely’s: Known for serving one of the best burgers in the Bay Area, Lovely’s is just around the corner on Webster Street. Stop by to enjoy their delicious, juicy burgers and friendly atmosphere.
  • Kona Ice: Beat the heat with Kona Ice’s refreshing shaved ice. Perfect for the whole family, this pop-up treat stand offers a variety of flavors that will keep you cool and happy.
  • Low Bar: Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails at Low Bar, where you can take advantage of $2 off cocktails during the festival. It’s the perfect spot to relax and savor a refreshing drink.
  • Two Pitchers: Visit Two Pitchers beer garden and taproom, located around the corner on Webster Street. Enjoy a wide selection of refreshing craft beers in a lively and welcoming environment.
  • Osha Thai: Experience the vibrant flavors of Thai cuisine at Osha Thai. With a diverse menu featuring traditional dishes like Pad Thai and Green Curry, Osha Thai is a culinary delight you won’t want to miss.

*By supporting these local establishments, you’re helping to strengthen our community and enjoy some fantastic food and drinks in the process.

Alcohol: Please note that open containers of alcohol are not permitted while exploring the festival. Alcohol will be served at tables within the festival area and in front of participating restaurants, Jolie Laide Wines and participating vendors. To be served alcohol, you must be seated, and age verification rules apply.

Parking: We recommend the following parking options for your convenience:

  • Hanover Northgate Parking: On Valdez near 24th
  • Alexian Webster Public Garage: Webster and Alexan
  • Ace Parking: Webster, closer to 24th Street
  • Douglas Parking: On Webster, closer to 24th Street
  • Douglas Parking: On the corner of Webster and 23rd

Security: For your safety and peace of mind, we have hired two security guards who will be on hand throughout the duration of the event.


For accessibility questions, please email Emma at Emma@creativegrowth.org.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating this milestone. We look forward to seeing you at the festival and making unforgettable memories together. ❤️


June 22
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Creative Growth Art Center
355 24th St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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(510) 836-2340