About Connections Creative


To help young creatives realize their economic potential and understand their entrepreneurial options, we partnered with five young artists to create a small collection of unique designs exclusively for Giving Tuesday.

Gifts with donations include apparel and accessories! Your contributions help raise awareness of themes unique to under-resourced young adults.

The Connections Creative design themes include:

  • Sleeping with one eye open.
  • Resiliency.
  • Social capital.
  • Connections.
  • Opportunity.

Giving Tuesday Pop-Up Shop

We will be hosting a Giving Tuesday pop-up to showcase the work of our talented artists on December 3, 2019.

Featuring designs by local young artists.

Children and Adult Apparel & Accessories.

Credit Cards only.

Everyone 21+ invited.

For more information on our Giving Tuesday event and to RSVP, click the button below:


Artist Profiles

Artist: Josh A.
Preferred Medium: Marker & Pen
Age: 20
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Biggest Barrier: Poverty
Biggest Strength: My ability to adapt
Favorite Quote: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Ghandi
Artist: Esther Z.
Preferred Medium: Painting. Creating.
Age: 20
Born: San Diego, CA
Biggest Strength: Commitment to everything I do.
Favorite Quote: ”The answer to your success is in your routine.” - Unknown
Artist: Kimo M.
Preferred Medium: Clay, Alcohol, Marker, Acrylic Paint
Age: 23
Born: Rochester, NY
Biggest Barrier: Lack of funding
Biggest Strength: Extreme determination and motivation. Talent.
Favorite Quote:  ”Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”  – Henry Van Dyke
Artist: William F.
Preferred Medium: Photography
Age: 26
Born: San Diego, CA
Biggest Barrier: Visualization
Biggest Strength: Eye for detail
Favorite Quote: “I don’t like quotes.” – William F.
Artist: Selam M.
Preferred Medium: Pencil
Age: 21
Born: Atlanta, GA
Biggest Barrier: Perfectionism
Biggest Strength: Perfectionism
Favorite Quote: “I think, therefore I am.” – Rene’ Descartes
Artist: Maren B.
Preferred Medium: Charcoal
Age: 21
Born: Lewisville, TX
Biggest Barrier: Instability
Biggest Strength: Adaptability
Favorite Quote: “Everything happens for a reason.” – Uknown


If you are unable to attend the Giving Tuesday event, but would still like to make a contribution to support the growth, resiliency, and protective factors of the young adults we serve, plus receive the following tote bag (suggested donation of $15), click the button below to visit our donation page: