A California Studio Allows Disabled People to Express Themselves and Create Art
Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California is the oldest and largest center for artists with disabilities in the world. It is not part of a hospital or vocational school; it began in 1974, when people gathered in the garage of someone’s home with paint and art supplies. Today, the studio is a place that provides the tools, space and inspiration so that people with developmental, mental and physical disabilities can let their talents shine. Artists’ works have been shown at MoMA and around the world, and are in high demand among collectors.