About Us

The Community Access Art Collective is a community of artists and creative individuals who have the personal experience of living with 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. 

Our focus is on personal expression, art techniques, and building skills through art to develop as artists.

Members also pursue valuable entrepreneurial and professional skills through promoting, exhibiting, and selling artwork and engagement in collective projects. Artists receive 60% of the profit from sales of their artwork, and 40% support the purchase of supplies for the collective.

Covid-19 Update: Currently, the Community Access Art Collective studio is open with a limited number of artists working in person at a safe distance.  Unfortunately, we are not accepting new members at this time.  

The Community Access 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