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The Main Studio at Gateway Arts is 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.

The Main studio has the distinction of providing the original service to Gateway artists; some artists have worked together for over 30 years in this studio. There are six dynamic areas of art to explore within the Main Studio including: Art making, Fibers, Pottery, Paper graphics, Decorative crafts, and Non-visual arts. It is a great place to start a vocational career after graduating from school, or a career change for the intuitive artist.

In addition to serving artists’ creative and professional needs, the Gateway Arts Main Studio is dedicated to addressing the psychiatric and medical well-being of all participants. Main Studio staff are clinically trained and work closely with artists’ families, and support teams. Read our Main Studio Brochure to learn more.

How to Join

Call to schedule a tour to see firsthand the exciting studio space and meet with staff. Artists are encouraged to bring in examples of work while learning more about the program. 


Ted Lampe

617-734-1577 x10

Fax: 617- 734-3199


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