Main Studio

Individual Art Career Development


Colleen Mcfarland working in the pottery studio.
The Main Studio at Gateway Arts is a Career development service for artistically talented adults with disabilities.

Artists who participate in the Gateway Arts Main Studio 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, with access to high quality art materials, and individual support while working side by side with other artists.

As the original service of Gateway Arts, established in 1973, several main studio artists have worked together for over 40 years.  Learn more about Our History.

There are many art mediums to explore within the Main Studio including: painting, drawing, weaving, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, writing, music, mixed media, and digital arts.

The Main Studio is dedicated, along with ancillary services, to addressing the holistic well-being of all individuals.

Main Studio staff are clinically trained and work closely with artists’ families, housing, transportation, and support teams. Read our Main Studio 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.  Interested artists are encouraged to bring in examples of work while learning more about the program. 

Contact Ted Lampe

Contact Program Director Theodore Lampe at (617) 734-1577 (voicemail extension 10), for more information.


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

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