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About

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.

Our Mission in Practice

We believe disability is a creative asset and advance our mission in three ways:

By creating open and inclusive spaces, we bring people together to break down social barriers and learn from

each other.

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How Access Gallery Serves and Supports Artists and the Community

People with disabilities experience a 70% unemployment rate. Artists with disabilities are no exception and often face barriers to accessing training and career opportunities. Lack of economic opportunities is often a larger challenge than the actual disability. 

We serve aspiring artists who are serious about their art and are ready to commit to a career in the arts. The majority of our artists have a developmental or intellectual disability. Together we create the systems and structures to transform talent into careers and

income by:

  • Connecting the public with artists through showcasing works of art, curating interactive art experiences, and selling one-of-a-kind works at the Gallery

  • Providing skill-building opportunities in the visual arts for artists with disabilities and supporting each artist as they grow their creative potential. At the Studio, artists learn from talented local artists, work for real-world clients, and plan their artistic careers. The studio also offers free workshops to the surrounding community.  

  • Offering high-quality services to businesses, nonprofits and government agencies through Creative Services, including graphic design, art consulting, commissions, murals and illustration.

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Get Involved with Access Gallery

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We want you to be a part of our open and inclusive space and work! There are many ways to join the Access Gallery community:

Visit the Gallery.

We’re located at 909 Santa Fe Drive and open to the public Thursday-Saturday. We host interactive events every first and third Friday,

6-8 pm.

Buy Art.

We sell original works in person at our Gallery shop and online. 70% of the proceeds go directly to Access Gallery artists. Buy

art now. 

Donate.

We welcome one-time and recurring donations. Donations help to provide wraparound supports for our artists. Donate now. 

Volunteer.

Volunteers run workshops, assist at the studio, and champion gallery events. You don’t have to be an artist

to volunteer.

Hire Us.

Consider Access Gallery for your next graphic design project or art commission. We’ll curate a customized project that reflects your commitment to supporting local artists with disabilities. Learn more

Rent the Gallery.

Our gallery is a terrific space for team meetings, small receptions, board meetings, product launches, presentations, and

special events.

Stay in Touch.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and sign up for our email list (you’ll get two emails per month) to stay in touch with the local art scene.

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