Gateway Arts is a studio art center for artists with disabilities. Each artist is encouraged to follow their dreams, and create a unique individualized career, while learning new processes and developing skills. Artwork and craft items are created to be exhibited and sold with the encouragement and support of a professional staff of artists.Profits from sales are returned to each artist. There are three types of services available at Gateway Arts: Main Studio, Studio A, and the Artist in Training Program.
The Main Studio at Gateway Artsis a vocational day service for artistically talented adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. Artists who participate in the program receive case coordination and mentorship by a staff of professional artists with human service training. The Main Studio provides the experience of maintaining a cooperative art studio, giving artists access to high quality art materials, and support to work side by side with other artists.
Studio A provides long term professional support for artistically talented adults with psychiatric and other disabilities, such as spectrum disorders and head injury. Studio A offers opportunities to pursue professional art careers within a small, supportive community of dedicated artists with similar experiences. Artists in Studio A focus their time on the creation of artwork that can be exhibited and sold. Each artist comes to the studio on a preset schedule and works independently on his or her projects.