Individual Art Career Development
The Main Studio at Gateway Arts is a career development service for artistically talented adults with disabilities.
Artists who participate in this long-established program receive case coordination and career mentorship from a unique staff, consisting of professional artists with human service training. Above all, program participants experience a cooperative art studio, with access to professional art materials and individual support, while working side by side with other artists. Daily interactions between the artists promote insight, inspiration, and shared creativity, building a sense of community.
This original service of Gateway Arts, which was established in 1973, is a valuable community to several artists, many of whom have worked together in the studios for over 40 years.
Artists are encouraged to explore many art mediums while working in the studios. Options specifically include painting, drawing, weaving, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, writing, music, mixed media, and digital arts.
Gateway Arts is dedicated to addressing the holistic well-being of all individuals. Our professionally trained staff work closely with artists’ families, housing, transportation, and support teams to promote the overall health and well-being of each individual. Read our Brochure to learn more.