More pics to come soon!


8 artists, 8 canvases, 8 minutes.  Live Painting at a Gallery Venue with dj, drinks, & food to boot, ending with a Live Auction, raising money in a creative, successful, unique, & fun way.

“I am a HUGE fan!  Kelly & her Cre8 team blew our minds, far exceededing our expectations with the most innovative fundraising event I’ve ever been a part of.  Our attendees raved about the event and we can’t wait for the next one!”
– Betsy Merzenich, Peralta Elementary School Parent

“CRE8, a fantastic, fun and innovative way to raise funds—the most fun I’ve ever had at a fundraising event. Messy Monkey Arts was fabulous in the creation of a memorable event to commemorate our 20 years. Everyone keeps asking when are we having the next one…?!! Thank you Messy Monkey Arts and CRE8!”
– Ruth Patino, Center for Latino Policy Research, UC Berkeley

Cre{eight} was CREATED by Kelly as an extension of her PARTY IN A BOX, with a much larger audience, a dj, a special venue, wine, professional artists or celebrities, and a fund-raising slant!

The exercise involves each artist going to an easel with a different tool at it.  At Cre8, 8 unconventional tools are used to paint with, such as:  squeegees, turkey basters, toilet bowl plungers, & brooms.  When the dj starts playing, each artist gets 1 minute to paint.  When the minute is done, they rotate to the next canvas.  Since there are 8 artists, they paint for 8 minutes on 8 canvases.  The first round is done collaboratively, as the canvases stay as the artists move.  These are raffled off immediately.  On the next round, the artists carry their paintings with them, station to station, & create their own individual works of art.  This time, the paintings are sold in a live auction immediately on completion.

Much thanks to Paul Kagiwada for the gorgeous graphics he made for this, & continues to let us use!  And, on that note, we are so excited to CRE8 more CRE8s!

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