About Us

The Community Access 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.

Covid-19 Update: At this time, the Community Access Art Collective studio is temporarily closed out of caution and care for our artists during COVID-19. Our community continues working remotely (via phone, mail, email, social media, and Zoom) and in limited numbers, in person, at a safe distance outdoors.  Unfortunately, we are not accepting new members at this time. Please follow us to see our progress as our community responds to our changing world. 

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 or to make a financial contribution: contact Art Collective Director Amy Sharp at asharp@communityaccess.org or Development and Communications Director John Williams jwilliams@communityaccess.org
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 Drawings by Samantha Tennessee, Lillian Harrison, and Susan Zelin