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Art Program

Since 2000, program participants of Abilities United, both children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, have created inspiring works of art. The mission of the art program at Abilities United is to provide artists of all abilities and backgrounds access to the Bay Area art community through exhibiting and selling their art. Abilities United artists receive one hundred percent of the profit made from artwork sales.

For more information contact (650) 494-0550 or submit a request for more information.

To schedule an exhibition or to purchase a piece, please email the Art Program Coordinator at artprogram@abilitiesunited.org.

Events and Exhibitions

Abilities United curates and coordinates a dozen of exhibitions per year in public spaces, corporations and art institutions, displaying the work of Abilities United artists.

July 21-22: Art on the Square, Redwood City

Art on the Square
Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City 94063

High Tide by Daniel ArroyoVisit the Abilities United table at Art in the Square to catch a glimpse of our beautiful competition entries, do a fun art project with us, and savor the sounds of the great Blues Festival taking place in the square! Art in the Square is Friday July 21 from 5-8 pm, Saturday July 22 from 12-8 pm.

July 18 - October 17: Golden Vistas, Clocktower Coffee, Mountain View

Clocktower Coffee
205 E. Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA 94043

Painting by Michael Broadhurst - Flower Meadow At SunsetGolden Vistas at Clocktower Coffee is inspired by the beautiful coastlines, mountains, forests, and fields of the Golden State. Artists, including Ingrid Lai, Michael Broadhurst, and Judy Wachner, invite you to soak up the rugged coastlines and rolling hills of California. Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and delicious food while you enjoy the vista!

August 1 - 31: By the Sea, La Comida, Palo Alto

 La Comida
450 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA  94301

Painting by Judy Wachner: Alone At SeaBy the Sea invites viewers to spend a day at the seaside as various Abilities United artists interpret the shoreline, the sand, and the creatures beneath the waves. From stormy uncertainty to mellifluous calm, the artwork shows the many moods of the ocean.

September - Oct. 31: Redwood City County Courthouse Community Gallery

Redwood City County Courthouse Community Gallery
400 Country Center, Redwood City 94063

May the Castle Rise by Michael BroadhurstAbilities United is pleased to announce it’s annual show at Redwood City County Courthouse’s Community Gallery, where we’ll showcase the talents of our San Mateo based artists!

June 6 - Sept. 24: Wild, Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose

Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

Pygmy Hippo, watercolor and ink, $100Abilities United is pleased to announce Wild, its third exhibition at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. The exhibition will feature works by Abilities United artists and will explore the many members of the animal kingdom. In conjunction with the exhibit, artists Philip Ma and Matthaus will lead a Meet the Artists workshop on June 11 from 10-4. Philip will teach participants to draw baby animals and Matthaus will demonstrate his skill in aluminum foil sculpture.

Dates to be announced: Pop!, Abilities United Art Gallery, Palo Alto

Abilities United Art Gallery
3864 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA  94303

Painting by Daniel Arroyo: Freddy KruegerExplore the world of pop culture at the Abilities United Art Gallery. Pop!  features art influenced by popular TV shows, movies, comics, music, and games. Paintings by artists Philip Ma, Michael Broadhurst, and Jennifer Puthuff explore and reinterpret these icons of popular culture.

November 4, 10:30 am – 3 pm: Author's Luncheon, Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto

Abilities United’s Author’s Luncheon
Crowne Plaza Cabana
4290 El Camino Real Palo Alto

Meet four fabulous authors at the annual Abilities United Authors Luncheon. Over 600 book lovers gather to hear renowned authors discuss their latest works and share their literary inspiration. Hear for yourself what has made this one of the most anticipated and beloved fundraising events. See beautiful artwork on display from Abilities United artists and join the bidding fun at our art silent auction!

Proceeds from sponsorship, ticket, and sales benefit the thousands of individuals and families who receive therapeutic, educational, and support services at Abilities United. To learn more about the benefits you, your company or book club will receive as a sponsor of the event, or to purchase tickets, contact us via email or call 650-618-3304.