Founded in 1974, Creative Growth is a non-profit based in Oakland, CA that provides a professional studio environment and gallery representation to artists with developmental disabilities. The Creative Growth Studio is home to over 140 artists who work in a variety of media. Facilitated by professional artists, the studio provides artistic support, high-quality materials, and space for painting, drawing, ceramics, woodworking, fiber arts, printmaking, and digital media. The studio is an open space, converted 12,000 square foot former auto repair shop. Artwork fostered in this unique environment has been acquired by prominent collections and museums worldwide, including the MoMA, The Centre Pompidou, SFMOMA, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The American Folk Art Museum, and the collection de L’art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland.