Our Mission:

To create a quality sense of place by supporting the arts in every district of Fresno and the greater Fresno area.


In January 2004 a small group of young professionals got together to drive the popular Creative Cities Movement in Fresno. From that small initial group, Creative Fresno has moved on to become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a bold, progressive board of directors who pride themselves on being creative problem solvers.

What We've Achieved

  • Financing and Facilitating 14 murals in the city of Fresno

  • Awards from the American Planning Association

  • Creation of an online interactive map of murals in the city of Fresno

  • Fresno as an official PechaKucha presenter

  • Participating in the Mayor’s Creative Economy Council

  • Livability Survey Report, Livability Priorities for the Fresno Creative Class

  • Monthly Creative Blenders, social gatherings at a variety of Fresno locales

  • MindHub — a listserv facilitating a community conversation for creative professionals throughout the Central Valley