Abilities United had the honor of being the first non-profit chosen to exhibit original works of art in the 25th annual Silicon Valley Open Studio (SVOS). We had our exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. Dozens of new and old Abilities United friends browsed the wide variety of original works of art (acrylics, watercolors, pencils) created by artists who participate in Abilities United services for people with developmental disabilities.

Many thanks to the art lovers who purchased 4 original works of art as well as printed art notecards. The proceeds go directly to the artists and the art program. I can image how beautiful these pieces will look in the homes and offices of the buyers.
Huge thanks to Hellen Hsieh of Design Loft in Mountain View, and her friend Bruce, for their time and talent to organize the exhibit of about 100 pieces of art. They were also fantastic and enthusiastic hosts of the two day event.
Additional thanks to George Bosworth of SVOS for inviting Abilities United artists to participate. George also got Abilities United some much needed publicity when he coordinated our co-appearance on KBAY radio.
More thanks to Patch (Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos) for including Abilities United in their story “Come on in, the Door’s Open” http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/come-on-in-the-doors-open.
Finally, many thanks to Allegro Framing of Portola Valley and Woodside, and Great American Framing of Palo Alto for donating frames and mats that enhance the quality of the art.
We had a wonderful time and look forward to doing more art exhibits as a part of SVOS and other community exhibits.
If you are interested in hosting an art exhibit, buying art or learning more about our art program please contact wendy@AbilitiesUnited.org or 650-618-3319
Remember, art is a universal language that brings together people from all walks of life.