Helpers Community greets FALL with a new program participant from The Arc SF at the Helpers Artisan Boutique and new events to celebrate talented artists living with developmental disabilities.

Welcome Paul A!

Paul joins the retail training program at Helpers Artisan Boutique. He has prior work experience at AMC Van Ness and 11 + years of customer service experience.   He will be working in the store with Irina G, also program participant from The Arc SF, and Christipher M., Job Coach.

Irina G. and Christipher M.

Irina G. and Christipher M.


At Helpers Artisan Boutique, Join us  for a Cultivation and Appreciation Event
Thursday 8/18/22
5:00 – 7:00 PM, 1947 Union Street, SF

Sponsored by
The Minchen Team,
Steven and Kelly Minchen, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisors.

8-18 Cultivation Event


At Helpers Artisan Boutique  Meet the Artist, Mariana A, from Cedars Artist Within
Saturday, 9/17/22
2:00PM – 4:00 PM

 1947 Union St, SF
Join us for an afternoon of shopping featuring Mariana’s beautiful jewelry, greeting cards, and art and gifts by other artists with developmental disabilities.



Helpers Community, Shane Tarkington Art, and Common Roots Farm collaborate on the Able Arts Community Market Event

 Saturday 9/24/22

  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

     301 Golf Club Drive, Santa Cruz
Meet guest artists Shane Tarkington and Ken Muramoto.  Shop their art and greeting cards, and other talented artists with Developmental Disabilities art, Common Roots Farm’s farm to bottle products, produce, and floral bouquets.  Join in activities for adults and children.  Try delicious nibbles from Ada’s Kitchen.

(Helpers Community, Shane Tarkington Art, Ken Muramoto, Common Roots Farms, Mel Lindstrom).

Able Arts Community Market


Helpers Community and The Arc SF, ArtReach Studios, partnered on Crafting Our Community, an event 7/21, hosted by the young professional volunteer group with The Arc SF, Pulse.
It was an evening of education, art, shopping, and enjoyment featuring Helpers Artisan Boutique artists’ gift items,  art, and The Arc SF art from Art Reach Studios.  The event was the first collaborative event between Helpers and The Arc SF, and The Arc SF’s first in person event of the year!

 It was our pleasure to introduce functional ceramic art by Justin S., an artist from One Step Beyond Inc.  Justin’s true love is ceramics.  He has a unique connection with clay that can be seen with every vessel he creates, and loves when people enjoy his art.  Justin is also an accomplished painter.

His ceramic bowl was a raffle prize at the Crafting Our Community event.  Shop for his ceramics  featured at Helpers Artisan Boutique in SF.

Click to view Justin S. Interview with Kristy Bullock, Fine Arts Coordinator, OSBI.


With Gratitude,

Marilyn Harrison
Retail Marketing Director

Helpers Community
2626 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94118