Art Enables is an art gallery and vocational arts program dedicated to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling artwork.
In addition to earning income from art sales, artists build the skills, relationships, and experience necessary for a successful career in the arts. We offer our artists the creative space, materials, and marketing support they need to develop and succeed as professionals.
Established in 2001, Art Enables believes that artists with disabilities are vital to a robust arts landscape and should be afforded the opportunity to pursue art as a vocation and career. Art Enables works with artists who experience a broad range of developmental and cognitive disabilities and mental health challenges, including autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, among others.
Art Enables’ artists are largely self-taught and tell powerful stories through their artwork.
After doing some research on art programs for those disabilities, Amy stumbled upon Art Enables and immediately resonated with their mission. She spearheaded our team working alongside the Art Enables team to introduce a new medium to the featured artists via a floral workshop. And our team was honored to create a floral installation in their studio/gallery space to honor a Spring focused, month long exhibition. Here are a few images of our time meeting and working alongside these talented artists! We hope you’ll check out Art Enables, visit their gallery, and that you’ll also resonate with their amazing mission!