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NIAD at Blu Dot // Art Mode Launch Event

Blu Dot 99 Missouri Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Join us to celebrate the launch of Art Mode: a collection of incredible work from artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Blu Dot partnered with local nonprofit NIAD Art Center, as well as Brooklyn's LAND Gallery and Austin’s SAGE Studio to bring you 16 unique pieces with all profits going back to the studios. Come check out the art, meet the inspiring artists behind them and enter for your chance to win one of the art prints. Light bites and drinks provided.

Gallery Reception // “care and respite” curated by Simon Tran & Kari Simonsen

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

Join us at the reception for care & respite, our new Main Gallery exhibition.

Finding care and respite through positive redirection. Changing your mother’s bandages, affirmations of finding self, the necessity of making home, meditations on familial patterns, climbing and conquering mountains. This and more. This and more.


Gallery Reception // “Karen May” at Duck Creek Arts Center

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

The Arts Center at Duck Creek is pleased to present upcoming solo exhibition featuring artist Karen May, opening Saturday, June 8, and on view through Sunday, July 7, 2024. A reception will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 5-7 pm.


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

Creative Growth Art Center 355 24th St., Oakland, CA, United States

This year is CG's 11th Beyond Trend Runway show, and they are looking forward to sharing all of the incredible wearable art that we have been making with our community! This is an indoor AND outdoor fashion show, with over 100 models celebrating 50 years of Creative Growth!

A special thanks to the Valdez Street Vibes Festival, a collaboration with Visit Oakland and the City of Oakland - Activate Oakland Grant. CG is holding an Outdoor Street Festival and Birthday Party to Celebrate 50 years of Creative Growth and to honor our artists. Expect raw art for sale, local vendors, games, birthday cake, a runway show and pop-up shopping event throughout the day.

July NIAD Artist Talk & Closing Reception

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

Say hello to NIAD artists and goodbye to our June/July exhibitions!nJoin us in NIAD’s galleries for a lively discussion with artists and curators in the galleries, and light refreshments and art for sale in the studio. Come browse the current shows and check out NIAD’s art-filled workspaces. The exhibitions Now Presenting and care + respite (curated by Simon Tran and Kari Simonsen) are on view through Friday July 19.