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Art with Impact

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Our Mission

Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative, educational and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience and benefit from the arts.

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Visit Access Gallery

Our Denver Gallery is located in the Arts District on Santa Fe and open to the public Thursday-Saturday. Our address is 909 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204. We host events every first and third Friday from

6-8 pm.

Hours

  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Thursdays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Fridays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

  • First Fridays of each month, 1:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Third Fridays of each month, 1:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Last Sunday of the month 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • By appointment

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Current Exhibit

Crimson Dragon Language

works by Angel

Dragon and Dinosaur Utopia

works by Nicole Vanston

First Friday Art Walk: April 5 and May 3, 2024 from 6 PM - 9 PM

Meet the Artists: Friday, April 19 and May 17, 2024 from 6 PM - 8 PM

On View: April 5 through May 25, 2024

Free and open to the public.

Access Gallery is excited to present two solo exhibitions featuring artists with unique individual styles that converge in subject matter: fantasy and dragons. Artists Angel and Nicole Vanston are long-standing artists with Access Gallery whose distinct artistic practices will be on display from April 5 - May 25 in celebration of the Year of the Dragon.

Crimson Dragon Language features works by Angel who began working with Access Gallery in 2011. Angel primarily works with ink, colored pencil, and marker on paper and the exhibition features eight dragon languages he has created using a unique system of characters and translation. Angel’s sketches and drawings will be on display, as well as elaborate scrolls exhibiting stories that Angel has written and illustrated. The stories are written in Angel’s dragon languages which audiences are invited to interpret using his translation guides!

 

Dragon and Dinosaur Utopia features works by Nicole Vanston who is one of Access Gallery’s most well-established artists. She began working with the gallery in 2009 and never looked back. Nicole is known for her signature subject matter –  dragons, dragon worlds, and dinosaurs – which she depicts through paintings, fiber art, and walking sticks. Nicole takes inspiration from books, movies, life experiences, and her imagination. Her biggest influence is her Nana who was a painter and left her sketchbooks and original pieces of art. Dragon and Dinosaur Utopia will showcase Nicole’s devotion to her subject matter including paintings of dragons and dinosaurs visiting landmarks across the globe. 

 

Join Access Gallery on Friday, April 19 for our Meet the Artists event featuring an artist talk. This event will take place from 6 - 8 PM at our gallery space at 909 Santa Fe Drive and is free and open to the public. 


On Friday, May 17, Access Gallery will host a special Dragon Dinner to celebrate our exhibiting artists and 2024 being the Year of the Dragon! This intimate event at the gallery will include dinner and drinks, artmaking, and artist demonstrations from Angel and Nicole. Immerse yourself in Angel and Nicole’s fantasy worlds and enjoy an evening with our exhibiting artists and other supporters of Access Gallery. Capacity is limited and guests are invited to purchase tickets for $60 on Eventbrite.

Access Gallery will offer ASL interpretation at all Meet the Artists events at the gallery.

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Current Exhibit

Upcoming Events

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Shop for Art

Our mission is economic opportunity through the arts for artists with disabilities. Visit the gallery or shop online for a wonderful selection of art from Access Gallery artists.

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Our Studio

The Studio offers skill-building across artistic mediums for artists with disabilities and supports the advancement of each artist's creative potential. Artists learn from talented local artists, work for real-world clients, and plan their artistic careers. The studio also offers free community workshops.

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Are You an
Aspiring Artist? 

We support artists with disabilities with classes, supplies, and opportunities to work with professional clients. Our artists' work is regularly displayed at our Gallery and for sale on our website. Join our community of Access Gallery artists to develop your skills, earn money, and jumpstart your career in the arts. 

Donate to
Access Gallery 

Do you believe in creating economic opportunities for artists with disabilities? Support Access Gallery with a one-time or recurring donation. 

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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