Open Door Art Studio, located in Grandview, Ohio, is dedicated to providing art education and art services to individuals with developmental disabilities. We act simultaneously as a creative space and as a gallery.
At our comprehensive art studio, artists with disabilities work collaboratively with professional artists. Skills are developed by providing an individualized education and an environment of mutual respect and creative freedom allows for “expression without limitation”. The studio artists provide assistance with basic cognitive and physical needs, but never compromise the integrity of an individual’s original creation. Open Door offers an ever-expanding variety of mediums for studio artists to explore which include but are not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture, papier-mâché, ceramics, collage, fiber and textiles.
Our gallery regularly features the amazing artwork created at Open Door. In addition, it celebrates and displays the work of artists with disabilities from similar art programs. Open Door artists also have their work featured at alternative display spaces and other local and national galleries.
Artists are supplied with all materials to create their art and receive the proceeds from the sale of their work. Through this process they gain a sense of purpose, validation and self-worth. Aside from these benefits, artists at Open Door develop meaningful peer relationships, become active members of the local arts community, and gain a greater sense of independence.