Studio A

A Community Supporting Recovery Through Art


Pat Peter at work in the studio. 2017
Studio A provides Ongoing  professional support for artistically talented adults with psychiatric disabilities, Autism  spectrum disorders, and head injurIes.

Studio A offers opportunities to pursue professional art careers within a small, supportive community of dedicated artists with similar experiences.  Artists in Studio A work independently in a less structured, yet equally supportive environment, to focus their time on the creation of artwork to be exhibited and sold.  Each artist comes to the studio on scheduled basis.

Studio A was established as a studio within Gateway in 1997.

In response to a growing need for alternative arts-based services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities in the late 90’s, Gateway acquired additional studio space and developed programming to serve and support a new group of artists.  This program, Studio A, provides access to high quality art materials and representation in our gallery, store, and online.

Studio A is not just a work space, but a community of artists, mentors, and friends.

The professionally trained Studio A staff are artists themselves, and are available for facilitation, suggestions, and sensitive critique. Studio A staff work side by side with counselors, therapists, and support teams to provide coordination and mentorship, and assist artists with their challenges.

Read our Studio A Brochure to learn more.


CALL US at (617) 734-1577  to schedule a tour of Gateway, see firsthand the exciting studio space, learn more about the program, and meet with staff.  Interested artists are encouraged to bring samples of their work.

Contact Carolyn Burns

Contact Studio A Supervisor Carolyn Burns at (617) 734-1577 (voicemail extension 25) or for more information.

Tour Studio A
Meet Studio A Artist, Jane Tarlow