Main Studio

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 clinically 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.

About The Main Studio
Gateway Arts Gallery Tour


CALL US at (617) 734-1577 to schedule a New Artist Tour, see firsthand the exciting studio space, and meet with staff.  Additionally, interested artists are encouraged to bring in examples of work while learning more about the program.

Contact Ted Lampe

Click the link above to contact Program Director Theodore Lampe at (617) 734-1577 (voicemail extension 10), for more information.

Additionally, Gateway provides Transitional Services for individuals planning for a future career in art after high school.  

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Banner artwork by JB Finnerty.