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“Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth, & NIAD” at the Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA 94607, Oakland, CA, United States

In collaboration with three profound Bay Area institutions, Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD celebrates myriad works from contemporary artists with developmental disabilities. From painting to sculpture to multimedia, these world-renowned artists are producing work of incredible power, exuberance, humor, complexity, and joy.

NIAD at FOG Design+Art Fair

fort mason center for the arts 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, United States

For the very first time, NIAD will join Creativity Explored and Creative Growth as exhibitors at the upcoming FOG Design+Art Fair, January 18th to 21st at Fort Mason!

Marlon Mullen in “Looking Back” // White Columns

White Columns 91 Horatio Street, New York, United States

White Columns is pleased to announce the 14th edition of its Annual exhibition Looking Back, which has been selected by the New York-based writer and curator Randy Kennedy. The exhibition will be presented throughout all of White Columns’ galleries.


FOG Fair Panel Discussion with Amanda Eicher

fort mason center for the arts 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, United States

The Bay Area has historically led conversations around neurodiverse artists. Three Bay Area progressive independent art centers – Creativity Explored, Creative Growth, and Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development (NIAD) –  have expanded representation for developmentally disabled artists. This conversation will convene contemporary artists and curators who work with and for these three organizations to celebrate the power of art to change lives.

Opening Reception for “Art of the African Diaspora 2024” // Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA, United States

This year NIAD is delighted to have works by seventeen NIAD artists in the Richmond Art Center's AOTAD exhibition, with satellite exhibition locations to be announced. Art of the African Diaspora, in partnership with Richmond Art Center, supports artists of African descent in the Bay Area through representation, professional development, and building a creative community.

NIAD Main Gallery // “Radiant Souls” organized by Fernanda Martinez

NIAD Art Center 551 23rd Street, Richmond, CA, United States

Radiant Souls Is an invitation to reflect on all the evoking and mysterious symbols that get suspended in our memories, making the familiar objects an incitement to explore beyond our desires and look deeper into our reality.


NIAD Volunteer Open House

NIAD Art Center 551 23rd Street, Richmond, CA, United States

NIAD Volunteer Applications are Open for 2024! On February 10th we're opening the 23rd Street Gallery doors early for current and prospective volunteers. Ask all your questions about volunteering at NIAD (application questions? how many hours?) while enjoying refreshments and a sneak peek at the new exhibition "Radiant Souls" before the doors open to all NIAD guests at 1pm. The NIAD Volunteer Program is a way for community artists, art lovers, and disability justice advocates to work directly with NIAD artists and staff to support our mission. Volunteers are needed in every corner of NIAD: the studio, exhibitions, multimedia and Read More ...