Beyond Trend 2016 | Press Release


Media Contact: Jennifer O’Neal 510-836-2340 x 20

February 18, 2016 — Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center announces the 6th Annual Beyond Trend Runway Event and Fundraiser, Saturday, April 23, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Oakland Museum of California.

Creative Growth, an internationally celebrated studio and gallery for artists with disabilities presents the Beyond Trend Runway Event & Fundraiser. This much anticipated and historically sold-out event provides critical annual support to the Center’s visionary community of over 150 artists.

Beyond Trend presents a one of kind, unscripted, couture fashion performance, featuring artists from the Creative Growth studio and their designs, alongside a social event weaving together art, fashion, music and notable Bay Area cuisine. For the first time the fundraiser will be held at the Oakland Museum of California. Tickets are available from $50 to $500.

Recently the subject of a New York Times Magazine feature, Creative Growth has partnered with the world’s leading designers, contemporary artists and galleries in order to advance the artwork of people with disabilities within the contemporary art world. Works from the organization’s artists are included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, along with notable collections worldwide.

A newly added dinner and private concert will feature a menu by celebrated chefs Alice Waters and Cal Peternell of Chez Panisse and Charlie Hallowell of Pizzaiolo. The Beyond Trend Host Committee includes Paper Magazine editor-in-chief, Kim Hastreiter, photographer and Warhol collaborator Paige Powell as well as local San Francisco, high fashion innovators Ben and Chris Ospital of Modern Appealing Clothing. The post-runway show dinner features an exclusive concert by one of the world’s most elegant live bands, Pink Martini.

Runway event tickets are $50 - $175 Tickets may be purchased starting March 11 at

Reservations for the private seated dinner and live concert start at $500 and may be purchased by / 510-836-2340 x 17

Event Details: Saturday, April 23, 2016 6:00-9:00PM The Oakland Museum of California Tickets on sale March 11 @