We at Creature Comforts acknowledge the obstacles to becoming a self-supporting professional artist in today’s market, and therefore wish to remove some of these barriers. In concert with our commitment to this community, we launched the Get Artistic initiative in June 2018 to support the arts in its many forms—visual art, performance, music, writing—with an initial emphasis on local art.
Since opening our doors in 2014, we have aspired to leverage our brand and our people to add value to the Athens community. With a commitment to community being one of our founding pillars, we created the Get Comfortable campaign in order to work alongside local nonprofits who address the community’s most pressing needs.
Up in the taproom gallery now, The Head and the Art exhibition was organized by Taylor Newman and Megan Prescott, both doctoral student at the University of Georgia. The exhibition was funded by a COMPASS Outreach Grant through the American Society for Cell Biology, and was displayed throughout the fall at UGA’s Science Library.
Because of the extraordinary generosity of our local business and retail partners, our tasting room guests, and YOU—our followers and customers—the Get Comfortable campaign raised $290,000 this year to expand the work of the agencies who meet our city’s biggest needs. Click here to catch what you missed during our celebration week.