The Arc SF’s ArtReach Studios provides an amazing and unique environment where individuals with developmental disabilities can express themselves through art. Classes are taught by art instructors at the ArtReach Studios to provide artistic growth and help individuals experiment with several different art mediums. Throughout the year, the studio also holds art openings, which provide the artists with an opportunity to sell their art.
The Arc SF is preparing to open its newest ArtReach Studio in Burlingame, Calif., and Dragonfly Community Arts was excited to help the organization raise funds for much-needed art supplies. During the Arc’s most recent holiday-giving campaign, Dragonfly committed to match donations up to $10,000. Arc donors were quick to match those funds, bringing in $20,000 for the studio. These funds will support the purchase of supplies for drawing and painting, ceramics and sculpture, textile arts and fashion design, jewelry design, bookmaking and paper crafts.
"ArtReach is about expressing ourselves through artwork in a positive way,” said ArtReach artist Ron Ansley. “It shows what a person with a disability can do for themselves. Don’t feel sorry for us. We are a creative group that just wants to make things. Our art says ‘Hey this is me! This is my worth!’"