Traveling Exhibits

Through our Traveling Exhibits Program, we are proud to share the extraordinary talents of AWE artists with the greater community as our Artists are featured in Exhibits at a wide variety of venues across the Bay Area throughout the year.

The Art With Elders Traveling Exhibits Program spotlights the creativity and vitality of our elder artists, and provides them with a presence, and a pathway to staying active and visible, in the community. Mobility can be an issue as we age, but it does not need to keep us from engaging fully, we can use the power of art, creativity, and community to enrich the journey of aging.

Through AWE’s Traveling Exhibits Program, artists stay connected to and visible in the community. AWE Program Artists create art in the classroom all year round, and are invited to enter work for our Annual Exhibit. Each year, 100 representative artworks are chosen from about 400 entrants to be featured in our Annual Exhibit. Each artwork is displayed with a photo and biography of the artist. After the opening event for the Annual Show, the works go out into the community to be exhibited in a variety of venues and online presentations throughout the year. Our exhibit venues have included the San Francisco International Airport, War Memorial Performing Arts Center, Rincon Center, Kadist Gallery, The UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the USF Koret Center, and many more. The works reach an estimated 200,000 viewers. For many, this sharing of art and community increases positive self-esteem and can have transformational emotional effects.

Works donated to AWE by the artists are for sale, proceeds directly support our ongoing programming. If you are interested in purchasing art please contact us at

Please see our Exhibit Schedule for more information.

Holiday Showcase at Kadist SF One Rincon Center
Art Institute of California SF – Culinary Program San Francisco International Airport


Cushion Works Holiday Show and Sale

Art With Elders at Cushion Works
Curated by Jordan Stein and Vincent Fecteau

Holiday Show and Sale
Sunday, December 15, 12–6pm
One day only. 
Doors open high noon.
Unique holiday gifts, all priced to move.
Cushion Works
3320 18th Street
San Francisco, CA
Featuring, but not limited to, the following artists of Laguna Honda Hospital: Jessie Brown, Margaret Dolores, Anthony Eng, Mama G, Tomiko Ishiwatari, Walter Jordan, David Mar, Ida Marksman, Stephen Mays, Jeffrey McFarland, Rita Pareino, Teresa Piccirillo, and Margaret Rivers.

Chanukah and Holiday Fair

Please join us Sunday Dec. 8th, 2019, 10a-2p for the Chanukah and Holiday Fair hosted by Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, SF, featuring local artists, live jazz, food and more! Come visit us at the AWE booth, we will have framed original art,  posters, and cards on display and for sale.



Traveling Exhibit at Rincon Center

The 2019 27th Annual Exhibit is on display at Rincon Center Nov. 18, 2019 – Jan. 18, 2020. The Rincon Center is located at 121 Spear St. San Francisco.

Cole Valley Fair

Please come out enjoy a fun end of summer event with us! AWE will be exhibiting artwork and selling cards and prints at the Cole Valley Fair, Sunday Sept 29th, 10am-5pm.

2019 27th Annual Show

Please join us for our 2019 27th Annual Show Opening Celebration! We will kick off our 27th Annual show with an opening celebration on Sunday October 27th, 2-4pm in the Gerald Simon Auditorium at Laguna Honda Hospital. The exhibit features over 100 artworks by residents from 26 of our partner communities. Many of the artists will be in attendance. The event is open to the public, click here to reserve or purchase tickets.
Click here to view this year’s artwork
Click here for a map to the Gerald Simon Auditorium