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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.

CLOSED

  • Saturday, July 27th

  • Sunday, July 28th

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

Nature's Embrace

works by Access Gallery Artists

First Friday Art Walk: June 7 and July 5, 2024 from 6 PM - 9 PM

Meet the Artists: Friday, June 21 and July 19, 2024 from 6 PM - 8 PM

On View: June 7 through July 20, 2024

Free and open to the public.

Access Gallery is thrilled to present Nature’s Embrace, a group exhibition of works inspired by our encounters with the natural world. In honor of springtime in Colorado, this show will blossom with artworks both inspired by and depicting plants, flowers, animals, landscapes, and more. Nature’s Embrace will be on view at 909 Santa Fe Drive from June 7 - July 20, 2024.

 

Many Access Gallery artists use nature as a consistent theme in their work. With this in mind, the work showcased in Nature’s Embrace highlights the exhibiting artists’ natural muses and creative practices. Additionally, the exhibition will feature a large-scale installation by a group of collaborating Access Gallery artists. 

 

Nature’s Embrace was born from a mixed media class taught by Niza Knoll, owner of Knoll Gallery. Knoll designed an Access Gallery class to explore mixed media art that resulted in the large-scale installation of birds that will soar through the gallery. The installation is made from armature-building techniques and reused materials such as plastic bottles, single serving cups, and cardboard. As each bird began to take shape in the studio, artists began naming their creations and creating histories for each one. Every bird has a personality of its own and audiences are invited to explore the layers of material, inspiration, and whimsy throughout this special exhibition. 

 

Participating Artists: Alonzo Clemons, Chris Wilburn, Heather H. Indre, Skylar K.

Collaborating Artists: Artis, DILL Phoenix, Enchanted Dichotomy, Knight S., Stephen Ray Esparza

Teaching Artist: Niza Knoll

 

Join Access Gallery for Third Fridays at the gallery on Friday, June 21 and Friday, July 19, 2024 for our Meet the Artists events featuring artist talks with the exhibiting artists. These intimate community events will take place from 6 - 8 PM at our gallery space and are free and open to the public. Access Gallery will offer ASL interpretation at all Third Friday events at the gallery.


As always, audiences are encouraged to attend the First Friday Art Walks in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. Experience Nature’s Embrace and other exhibitions in the district during the Art Walks on June 7 and July 5, 2024.​

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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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