Mission

Create:Fixate supports emerging artists and brings together a community where creativity is a catalyst of expression and dialogue.

Through festive art exhibits, the organization exposes new talent in a professional environment along with attracting  and cultivating a new generation of art lovers. These events attract new art enthusiasts through artist involvement, community outreach, and arts education programs.

Goals:
• Enhance artists’ ability to connect to their audience
• Increase appreciation of art in today’s culture
• Increase access to the arts and arts education for teens and at-risk youth
• Develop a community of artists and supporters

We give emerging artists their FIRSTS:
• A first chance to perfect their presentation and work closely with a curator
• A first professional exhibit before an eager audience
• And for many, their very first Art Sale

History – 13 Years Strong:

– Founded in 2001, the organization has quickly become a central hub of the Los Angeles arts community and is looking forward to expanding its programs.

– Create:Fixate’s programs are geared towards promoting artists who have significant bodies of work, yet limited resources for self-promotion and exposure, peer affiliation or creative growth.

– Create:Fixate is credited for launching the careers of many local artists and musicians.

– The audience is drawn to a unique and powerful blend of art and music – held in an open, relaxed atmosphere that offers an alternative to a traditional gallery or museum setting.

– The Young Creatives Program merges our artist community with after school programs serving at-risk youth throughout Los Angeles. The satellite program supplements regular arts curriculum with a goal-oriented art project that culminates in the art exhibition experience with Create:Fixate.

 

 

Art Exhibits

Quarterly one-night-only art exhibits featuring a signature blend of emerging artists, designers, DJs, and musicians generating a fresh dynamic atmosphere for art appreciation that mirrors the diversity of Los Angeles itself.

Through these festive art exhibits, the organization exposes new talent in a professional environment along with attracting and cultivating a new generation of art lovers. these events attract new art enthusiasts through artists involvement, community outreach, and arts education programs.

C:F has produced over 75 art exhibits over the past 13 years. Average attendance at each event is 1,000+ people, and Create:Fixate serves as a destination for the evening.

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The evening begins with a preview of the exhibit from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. There is a $5 suggested donation during this period but kids twelve-years old and younger are allowed free entry.  Parents are encouraged to bring the whole family during the preview hours and take advantage of the Kids Kreativity Zone. Overflowing with art supplies, the Zone provides a supervised space where youth can dive into their own expression while parents explore the exhibit.  While all ages are welcome during the preview, attendees must be 21-years old or older to enter after 7:00pm.

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Create:Fixate is an arts organization that has been officially serving the emerging art and music community of Los Angeles for thirteen years.  The organization is best know for its signature blend of art and music, along with thousands of art lovers and party goers in massive – and at times intimate – warehouse locations and alternative spaces on a quarterly basis.

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These ambitious group art shows that present creative beings from around the globe with an emphasis on the local talent of Los Angeles.  Awe-inspiring painters, photographers, sculptors, and multi-media artists exhibit alongside an equally impressive array of Los Angeles’ finest DJs and musicians.

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Each event’s aural artists are poised to create a soundtrack for the night that transforms this from a simple art show into one of the city’s most anticipated art events.

 

 

Young Creatives

Create:Fixate’s community of artists inspire at-risk youth to discover their voice through creativity. We give many young minds their first awareness of their artistic talent and their first chance to exhibit their art in a Create:Fixate art show.

“Young Creatives” is a six week satellite program that partners with different after-school youth groups as a supplement to their regular arts curriculum. We work with the art students on a themed art project and specialize in consciously teaching self expression through art, project management and reaching goals, and how to present themselves to the public. Classes include studio art working with an array of mediums, digital photography, and spoken word.

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Each class features a guest artist selected from the C:F community. The guest artist shares their skills and demonstrates how they make their visions come to life along with telling stories about their path of pursuing a creative career. Critical, direct engagement with Create:Fixate artists and arts professionals gives deserving young people a wider view of life beyond high school and introduces them to a range of productive and valuable careers in the arts (professional artist, curator, movie set designer, animation, video game design, graphic design, etc.).

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What makes the program so special is that the session culminates with two field trips to the C:F gallery. The first visit includes sharing the behind-the-scenes production of the art show, a tour of the art exhibit personally guided by the curator, and then the students participating in the hanging process of their own art work. The second visit  is when the students return to the gallery on the night of the show’s opening.  It’s always something special to see their eyes light up and their personal pride beaming in all directions as they share their art pieces along with the entire exhibit with their friends and family.

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Past and Future Community Partners Include:
A Place Called Home, Youth Speak Collective, Green Ambassadors, Sun Valley High School, Venice Arts,  and the Boys and Girls Club.

We welcome financial donations to help support this program.
Your assistance will help us buy art supplies and frames, provide transportation for the students to and from the gallery, provide compensation for teaching artists, and fund the back-bone administrative support that helps make this program happen.

To donate, please click here!

Support Us

Creativity Inspires Lives!
Here’s how you can contribute…

Donate
Donating to Create:Fixate helps the organization establish emerging artists through our large art exhibitions along with our community outreach working with at-risk youth through our “Young Creatives” program. We believe creativity leads the way to a brighter future… help us pay it forward!

Sponsor
Sponsoring a Create:Fixate event helps establish emerging artists and fund programs for the Los Angeles art community while enhancing your company’s brand and creating positive publicity.

Single Event, Annual, Exclusive, and Program Sponsorships are available.

Contact us for more info: Sponsor@createfixate.com

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Contributors

Foundations
Annenberg Foundation
Wilder Foundation

Government
Create:Fixate Foundation is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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Individual
$20,000 – Anonymous
$15,000 – Anonymous
$10,000 – Anonymous
$1,000 – Anonymous
Family Affair 2014 – Party with a Purpose

Sponsorship
Samy’s Camera
Insurenex
Illuminode
MAC Cosmetics
Mateo Fabriks
Pierini Capital

Inkind Donations
Restaurants
Pattern Bar
Royal Clayton’s
San Antonio Wineries
Wurstkuche
Royal/T
Ktown BBQ
East Third Steakhouse
ZipFusion
Flake
Royal Clayton’s
BLD
Grace
Rawvultion
Café Brasil
Silver Lake Wine
Blue Palms Brew House
R23
Café Metropol

Art Related
MOCA
LACMA
Utrecht
Castelli Framing
DeviantART
Dick Blick
Samy’s Camera
TransGlobePublishing
Brentwood Art Center

Life Style
CCR
Gather Green
Hypnotiq
PAMA

Media
Green Galactic
KCRW
Fabrik Magazine
Artillery Magazine
LA Weekly
Flavorpill