It's the third annual San Francisco Notable Portrait Auction, to benefit Creativity Explored! We love this event. Creativity Explored is dedicated to promoting works by local developmentally disabled artists, and they invite a group of local celebs to sit for portraits by their artists, and then auction them off with the celebs in attendance. Jonathan Richman (!!!!) will also be playing.

The event is this Thursday, April 12 at 111 Minna, and you can buy tickets here ($50).

This year's portraitees include Alice Waters (pictured above), SF Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (after the jump), Stanlee Gatti, Beth Lisick, and Channel 2's Dennis Richmond, among many others. Next year: we hope they get Dan Noyes!

More portraits after the jump. Picture of Alice Waters by Kevin Roach. All pictures courtesy of Creativity Explored (thanks!).