Founded in 2015 as a partnership between VisArts and Madison House Autism Foundation, the VisAbility Art Lab provides artists with a studio at VisArts where they can explore and develop their artistic talents, participate in workforce development and life skills training, and forge a deeper and more meaningful relationship within a fully inclusive creative community.
Lab artists have had numerous successes and positive outcomes. Participants are particularly appreciative of the many exhibition opportunities that have been generated by the program. These events have attracted a broad audience of family, friends, artists, collectors and the public, and have provided artists an opportunity to sell their work. Artists receive a 60% commission on the sale of their artwork, and design and licensing fees from merchandise.