PRESS RELEASE -- 2015 Beyond Trend Runway Event and Live Auction

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

March 23, 2015 — Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center announces 2015 Beyond Trend Runway Event and Live Auction.

Creative Growth, the world's oldest and largest center for artists with disabilities, presents its much anticipated and wildly inventive annual fundraiser, the Beyond Trend Runway Event and Live Auction--taking place in Oakland on Saturday, April 18, 6-9pm. Tickets are available starting at $125.

Within its 41 year history, Creative Growth has partnered with the world’s leading designers, contemporary artists and galleries. Drawings, paintings and sculpture from the organization’s artist roster are included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art along with hundreds of notable collections worldwide.

The Beyond Trend Runway Event and Live Auction, provides critical support in funding the future of Creative Growth's visionary artist community, while offering an unforgettable experience at the intersection of art, fashion, music and highly regarded Bay Area cuisine. 

Collaborators include celebrated chefs Cal Peternell of Chez Panisse and Charlie Hallowell of Pizzaiolo; Oakland fashion retailers and runway stylists Karen Anderson and Rachel Cubra of Mercy Vintage and Anne Hartford of Maribel--along with a stellar lineup of over twenty Creative Growth artists, modeling their own hand-made designs during a live runway show. Live music by Los Angeles based, minimal electronic duo, BOUQUET and sets by Djinti.

Auction items available on the night of the event include a private dinner for two in the Chez Panisse kitchen, A VIP filled weekend in New York City during the Outsider Art Fair, and more! Stay tuned to for auction updates and detailed event information.

Following the event, on Saturday, April 25, from 10am to 3pm the Creative Growth gallery will feature the Beyond Trend Dressing Room--visitors will get an up close look at the designs from the runway and an opportunity to try on over 40 looks from the showwhich will also be available for purchase.

Event Details: Saturday, April 18 6-9PM More information about ticket sales at

355 24th Street Oakland, CA 94612  (510) 836-2340 x15