THANK YOU for Making Our Beyond Trend Weekend Fundraiser a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Beyond Trend Weekend, we hope you had a great time–we could not have done it without you!

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to an incredible team of generous donors and invaluable volunteers:

Beyond Trend Host Committee: 
Kim Hastreiter
Matthew Higgs & Anne Collier
Ben & Chris Ospital
Paige Powell
Erica Tanov
Stephen Walrod & Lauren McIntosh
Alice Waters

Trendsetter Committee:
Barbara Anderson
Paule I. Anglim
Stephen Beal & Dee Hoover
Bill Bonville & Ginger Jordan
Jennifer & Colin Cooper
Joann Falkenburg & Chad Graff
Rob Forbes
Anne Fougeron
Claudia & Bill Heming
Stella Ishii
Mitzi Johnson
Debra Levinsky MD & George Lewinsky
Raymond Lifchez
Diane D. Miller
Ruth Miska
Barclay & Sharon Simpson
Fifi White

Volunteers & In-Kind Donors:
Karen Anderson – Mercy Vintage
Bellwether Farm
Liz Baca
Jessica Boncutter – Bar Jules
Brewery Ommegang
Cheryl Dunn
Chez Panisse
Creative Growth Artists
Creative Growth Volunteers
Rachel Cubra
Traci Des Jardins – Jardinière
Tom Di Maria
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Elliott Ranch
Joann Falkenburg & Chad Graff
Tommy Guerrero & Friends
Charlie Hallowell – Pizzaiolo
Anne Hartford – Maribel
Imprint Projects
Hog Island Oyster Company
Stella Ishii – The News
Alise Jacoboni
John Murray Productions
Ralph R. Kacy III
Keenan Winery
Kitchener Oakland
Chris Kronner- KronnerBurger
Light Waves Imaging
MAC – Modern Appealing Clothing
Martin Sign Company
Marquee Salon:
Sarah Garrity Schiek
Shimeko Franklin
Ocean Song Edgar
Jenny Lund
Ethan Mitchell
Monterey Fish
Natural Process Alliance
Cal Peternell – Chez Panisse
Public Bikes
Ramen Shop
reFRACTion Audio & Lighting Design
Riverdog Farm
Olivia Rogers
Runway Model Crew
Samin Nosrat
Scribe Winery
St. George Spirits
Peter St. Lawrence
Solstice Press
Bar Tartine / Tartine Bakery
Erica Tanov
Terri Loewenthal Photography
Jane Timberlake
Cate Whalen


Three-Day Cultural Series Celebrates the Intersection of Art, Food, Music and Fashion in the Bay Area.
April 4th – 6th, 2013April 4, 5 & 6 Event Highlights Include:

The launch of leading Bay Area designer, Erica Tanov’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection–inspired by Creative Growth artist works.

Three days of individually designed menus created by Charlie Hallowell of Pizzaiolo, Cal Peternell of Chez Panisse, Samin Nosrat of Tartine Afterhours, Jessica Boncutter of Bar Jules, Traci Des Jardins of Jardinere, and Chris Kronner of KronnerBurger.

A live music performance and DJ sets by Tommy Guerrero & Friends and cosmic-dance band, Shock.

The Beyond Trend host committee includes Kim Hastreiter, Alice Waters, Erica Tanov, Ben and Chris Ospital, Paige Powell and Stephen Walrod and Lauren McIntosh.

Director Tom di Maria shares, “The incredible work of Creative Growth artists has inspired the larger art world and non-profit art centers across the world. Yet, the Bay Area is our home, and remains the most important place for us to celebrate the artists that we serve. The Bay Area is also home to leaders in the world of fashion, food and music, many who want to support the Creative Growth mission, and we are deeply grateful for their talent and commitment”

The main event on Saturday, April 6 includes a live runway show featuring Creative Growth one-of-a-kind clothing, an auction including a luxurious week long stay in at a Paris apartment, a personalized culinary experience via Alice Waters, Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard, ‘his and hers’ designer bicycles by PUBLIC Bikes and more surprises!

Event details include:

Home Show 2013
Thursday, April 4th—Free and open to the public

5 to 8pm
Join us in the Creative Growth gallery for the opening of our annual Home Show. This exhibition features inspiring new artwork and textile designs by Creative Growth’s internationally renowned artists.

KronnerBurger + Shock Live Performance
Friday, April 5th—$30 ticket for dinner and music performance–buy tickets here starting March 1, 2013

5 to 9pm
The Creative Growth Studio Party, takes place during Oakland’s first Friday / Art Murmur–featuring a live music performance by cosmic-dance band, Shock, among the emerging, local art crowd with dinner by chef Chris Kronner of KronnerBurger.

Beyond Trend Runway Event & Fundraiser
Saturday, April 6th—$100 to $250 ticket levels

6 to 9pm
The event series culminates with Beyond Trend, a runway event and auction fundraiser. This year’s event features Erica Tanov’s Spring/Summer 2013 line, based on artwork by Creative Growth artists and including original, one-of-a-kind textile pieces from the Creative Growth studio, styled by Anne Hartford of Maribel, Karen Anderson of Mercy Vintage, and Erica Tanov. Menu designed by Charlie Hallowell of Pizzaiolo, Cal Peternell of Chez Panisse, and Samin Nosrat of Tartine Afterhours. Live music and DJ sets by Tommy Guerrero & Friends.

See T Magazine coverage of our 2012 runway event here 

Creative Growth Art Center

355 24th Street, Oakland CA 94612
Media contact: 510-836-2340 x20, Jennifer O’Neal, PR + Projects Manager
510-836-2340 x13, Tom di Maria, Director

Photos by: Terri Loewenthal
& Mariah Dancing