About us

The Art Collective is a community of artists and creative individuals who have the personal experience of mental health conditions. Our members work individually and collaboratively, share responsibilities in the studio, lead and assist with workshops, help plan events and support one another.

While the art-making process may be therapeutic, our focus is on personal expression, art techniques and building skills through art. Members may also develop valuable entrepreneurial skills through promoting, exhibiting and selling artwork. Artists receive 60% of the profit from sales of artwork and 40% supports the purchase of supplies.

The Art Collective is a program of Community Access, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit.

Community Access expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives.

For more information, to schedule a visit or to make a financial contribution: please contact Art Collective Director Amy Sharp at asharp@communityaccess.org -or-Development and Communications Director John Williams at jwilliams@communityaccess.org.

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 Drawings by Samantha Tennessee, Lillian Harrison, and Susan Zelin