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.
• 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, Create:Fixate has humble roots of starting out as a an art party hosted at the founder’s downtown loft. Since then, C:F has grown into a full-blown arts organization and has served as a central hub of the Los Angeles arts community. C:F 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. The organization is credited for launching the careers of many local artists and musicians.
Our 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. Themed art events allow artists and patrons to explore and express ground-breaking ideas and address current social issues through art. Such topics include Earth Day, Politics, Transformation, Love-Beauty-Desire, and our annual All Photography Show.
The combination of Create:Fixate’s art shows and partnerships with other cultural events has established the organization as the place to discover emerging talent. Create:Fixate crosses different neighborhoods and reaches audiences of every ethnicity and economic level. The audience is drawn to a unique and powerful blend of art and music – an open, relaxed atmosphere that offers an alternative to a traditional gallery setting.
Community outreach has played an important role serving the organization’s mission of inspiring young minds and assisting in filling the void of arts education in today’s schools. 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. The intention behind the program is to consciously inspire at-risk youth to discover their voice through creativity.
Beyond Create:Fixate’s events, the organization has hosted seminars for its community, participated in various art walks across Los Angeles, and produced Create:Fixate Volume 1- a music compilation CD promoting local musicians. The organization also encourages families to explore art and even their own creativity together through the Kids Kreativity Zone which is open during the preview afternoon segment of each art exhibit. Lastly, Create:Fixate’s program “Best in Show” brings out the art critic in all our event guests and allows patrons to vote for their favorite artists in the show. The top three artists are rewarded with prizes from participating sponsors plus patrons are entered into a drawing as well – it’s a win-win situation!
Equally important are the C:F patrons! Create:Fixate is grateful for their continued support and is proud to assist in the cultivation of new art collectors of our generation and music enthusiasts!
At the ripe young age of 13, Create:Fixate is ambitious as ever helping to keep Los Angeles thriving with art, music, and everything creative!