Giving the gift of art education
How Access Gallery proves that great works of art are for (and by) everyone.
Access Gallery isn’t a gallery in the wine and cheese way. Access Gallery is a school, and all of the artists featured within (and working within) its walls are disabled. They also run School-Age workshops, a program called Arts For All that gives people of all kinds of challenges the opportunity to create, learn and express themselves through various media, and an Artist in Residency program. The art that is created in those workshops is a part of what populates the gallery space, meaning that recognition goes to people who create great things, rather than telling them their disability inherently holds them back. When you talk to Executive Director Damon McLeese, you understand the mission even more. Access Gallery is about the art. And the exceptional people who create it.