Art Access is an affiliate of VSA International, founded by Jean Kennedy Smith in 1974 to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. VSA is part of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Twelve signature programs for children and adults with and without disabilities and those in other underserved or disenfranchised populations incorporate our long-standing practice of inclusion, wherein people with and without disabilities work together toward the common goal of expressing their unique life stories through the arts.
Throughout the year, Art Access Galleries feature artwork by emerging and established artists with and without disabilities through changing exhibitions, each with an opening that corresponds to Gallery Stroll. The gallery is open year round, M – F, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Saturday hours during the holidays.
Other Art Access programs include:
- Artist Residencies for Adults with Disabilities
- Integrated Arts in Utah Schools
- Teen Workshops
- Adult Art Workshops
- Partners Artist Mentoring
- Kindred Spirits
- Theatre Arts Programs
- Art TREATS (Targeted Rural Education in the Arts Through Sustainability)
- Desert Wanderings Literary Arts Workshops Artists Unlimited
- Everyone Welcome
Visit our website, www.accessart.org for program details
UTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.