T H E C L A R A T Y A R T S P R O J E C T
The Claraty Arts Project is an arts program, studio and gallery in Santa Cruz. It is one of three services operated by Mainstream, Inc., a Santa Cruz based organization committed to the equality and empowerment of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Its purpose is to support and advance the development of a new, positive, collective identity for developmentally disabled adults via arts education, training, expression and production.
The Claraty Arts Project currently supports 20 studio artists working in an array of mediums in our Santa Cruz program. Studio artists can participate in one on one instruction, art history and art theory lectures, exhibit works in our in-house gallery, and visit local museums and other community spaces for inspiration. Click below to learn more about each artist and the unique qualities they bring to the studio. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for art sales.
Our First Friday show on April 5th features new works by the Claraty studio artists depicting Santa Cruz through their eyes. Want to know what they create when we ask the question ‘‘What do you want to tell people about Santa Cruz?’’ Then come by the gallery from 5-9PM at 1725 Seabright Avenue for original work, prints, sale items, t-shirts, and more. Complimentary food and drinks will be served. We’ll see you there!
We pledge to:
Defy any past that imprisons
Embrace the unknown for the hopes and possibilities it offers to transform our realities, and
Accept our responsibility to reject and reconstruct the old imposed identities that defines any human being as unwanted, unneeded, or unknown.