Art Gallery

ABOUT

A Short Story

Illustrative Voices is a diverse and inclusive artist community.

 

Founded in 2020, Illustrated Voices was created to empower artists impacted by, and passionate about, social justice. Within the Bay Area communities, several needs were discovered:

  • A need to foster the creative arts – a space to share ideas and be innovative without inhibition.

  • A need to provide art education – offer more equitable opportunities to learn about visual expression and the creative arts.

  • A need for art advocacy – support and resources for all to share concerns of social inequities.

After identifying these needs, Illustrative Voices was forged.

 

A Longer Story

How It All Began

In response to increased acts of social inequities and racism of 2020, Illustrative Voices wanted to make a stand and take action through visual storytelling and the creative arts.

 

Artists and designers were invited to participate in Illustrative Voices’ inaugural art exhibition Social Injustice & Compassion to showcase their experiences of social inequities. Three additional exhibitions were also scheduled to be released between July 2020 and January 2021: Broken, an exhibition about social inequities impacted by Bullying, Oneness, an exhibition about social inequities impacted by Identity, and Devotion, an exhibition about social inequities impacted by Love & Affection.

 

All of Illustrative Voices' founding team members were artists who were invited and participated in the inaugural art exhibition Social Injustice & Compassion.

 

Shortly after Illustrative Voices became a 501(c)(3) non-profit art education organization in July of 2020. Since then Illustrative Voices continues to engage in a cross-section of youth and adult professional, recreational, and amateur artists from all backgrounds to help develop visual communication and art skills, as well as empower all to visually express their experiences of social inequities and visions of social justice.

 

Illustrative Voices hosts their annual social inequity and social justice art exhibition Think Out Loud (formerly Social Injustice & Compassion) every July.

 

For more information feel free to email us at info@illustrativevoices.org and join our monthly newsletter.

What’s Makes A Logo?

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The tiger, often represented as one of the greatest earthly powers, is considered to be a protector over human life. The tiger embodies the willpower, grit, and personal resiliency that Illustrative Voices aims to embody and exemplify.

Our logo is a symbol of hope and strength. It is a visual reminder that we all have the ability to transform negativity into wisdom, and possess the mettle to speak-up and initiate positive social change through means of the visual arts.

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.”

Leonardo da Vinci