“Open Doors—The Art of the Possible,” the Art Walk for Kids/Adult Artists with Disabilities Art Show, invites the community to attend the opening on May 3 at the Faulkner Gallery. The display featured at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St., will showcase more than 200 works of original art for sale. The show will continue to run throughout the month of May.
The First Thursday Opening runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and will serve light refreshments. The exhibit features works of arts submitted by local artists with disabilities, and Art Walk for Kids/Adults is asking for donations from the paintings that will go back to the organization.
Art Walk for Kids/Adults, a remarkable nonprofit organization, provides artists with disabilities from Santa Barbara County with the opportunity to exhibit their works. Artist and design specialist Kerrie Kilpatrick-Weinberg started the program in January of 2000 with the mission of using art education to spotlight artists with disabilities, including those with special needs, the developmentally disabled and at-risk youth and adults.
The Art Walk for Kids/Adults program also collaborates with the Hope School District, helping children to explore positive forms of self-expression by creating art murals for their school walls. Art Walk for Kids/Adults projects have benefited numerous local businesses and organizations, including The United Nations, The Santa Barbara Symphony, Sarah House Hospice, the Open Alternative School and the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo.
For more information about “Open Doors—The Art of the Possible” or the Art Walk organization, visit http://www.artwalkforkids.org/.