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.
People with disabilities experience a 70% unemployment rate and artists with disabilities are no exception. Access Gallery employs a social enterprise model to focus on creativity as an asset rather than disability as a deficit. We advance our mission in three ways:
Access Gallery, a professional gallery space located in the heart of the Arts District on Santa Fe featuring and selling the work of local and national artists with disabilities. District.
Access Studio, an inclusive, free community studio where artists build their skill sets across a variety of visual arts mediums.
Access Creative Services, a social enterprise that provides a wide range of services including but not limited to graphic design services, corporate art commissions, murals among others.
We believe art has the power to bring people together, breaking down social barriers and open inclusive spaces for our community to connect with and learn from each other.
The Colorado Gives Day, we are bringing you Access Gallery: The Community. Every day in our studio, we witness powerful friendships and comradery—all built around art. Art is deeply personal—it helps us identify and express who we are, what we believe in, and the impact we want to have in the world. But we couldn’t do it without each other. This fall, we are amplifying the incredible stories of friendship, support, and community that are central to our mission to build economic opportunities for artists with disabilities. Each artist in our program brings something special to our community.
And, we’re inviting you to be part of our community. Join us by sharing why you love Access Gallery and supporting our inclusive work. You are part of what makes our community possible, and just like we couldn’t do it without our talented artists, we couldn’t do it without supporters like you.