This incredible winter-long collaboration with Creative Growth includes four elements:
1) Creative Growth artists exhibit their work, for sale at The Mill now through January 16, 2018.
2) Creative Growth-designed art labels appear on the new Four Barrel Coffee packaging, including seasonal releases from the following:
Colombia el Tablon (Aurie Ramirez),
Colombia Lucas Melo (Donald Mitchell),
Honduras Yojoa (Ying Gee Zhou),
Kenya Ruiruiru (Dan Miller),
Decaf Nicaragua Dipilto (Paul Fields).
All available now through seasonal availability.
3) Four Barrel on Valencia St. hosts a Creative Growth Art Center pop-up in the back roastery space. Thursday, Dec 14 10am-2pm. Crafts, coloring books, gifts, and prints available. Meet the Creative Growth crew, and have a coffee.
4) Four Barrel on Valencia St. presents original works by Creative Growth artists on our café gallery walls, available for purchase (and viewing) through February 1, 2018.
Four Barrel just released a new group of coffees this week. These coffee bags feature the artwork of several Creative Growth artists. Coinciding with this release will be two exhibitions of Creative Growth artwork, one at Four Barrel Valencia and one at The Mill on Divisadero.
Additionally, we hope you can join us on Thursday, December 14th for a pop-up art sale and reception for the Valencia exhibition, from 10am-2pm. Refreshments and snacks will be served; art, crafts, and giftables from Creative Growth will be available for purchase.
We at Four Barrel Coffee are unspeakably proud to support Creative Growth Art Center in this winter-long collaboration. Creative Growth is the Bay Area’s oldest and largest nonprofit center for artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. And it’s one of America’s coolest places.
Since 1974, the volunteers, staff, and supporters of the Creative Growth Art Center have supported people with disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition, and representation. Their studio provides a professional art atmosphere to over 150 artists in a variety of media including fiber arts, wood, painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, video animation… and labels for coffee bags.
Four Barrel, on the other hand, is a cafe and roastery that has supported artists with since 2008. Whether we’re offering our walls for exhibition, or buying original art for our seasonally changing retail bags, we’ve tried to do our part to keep the Bay Area a haven for working artists.
These exhibitions, including the pop-up shop, are free and open to the public. Four Barrel Coffee is located at 375 Valencia Street in San Francisco. The Mill sits at 736 Divisadero Street in San Francisco. We'd love to see you there.