Providing individuals with disabilities the freedom to create in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

The Arts Access Program at Matheny is designed to inspire, uplift, and encourage the aspirations of artists with disabilities. Using our state-of-the-art methodologies, we have enabled our clients to create pieces of work that are distinctly their own. Support our programs by purchasing our artist’s work or making a donation.


Arts Access offers courses in all of the fine, performing, and literary arts. Using systems and techniques specifically designed for each discipline, clients can create pieces of work that are distinctly their own. On a daily basis, Arts Access fosters an environment of artistic creativity among the participating clients. The program improves the quality of life for the client artists and those around them. In addition, Arts Access programming aids in changing the perception about the capabilities and talents of people with developmental disabilities.
Three actors are arranged onstage in a line, side-by-side. On the left is a young woman in a power wheelchair, in the center is a man standing, on the right is another man in a manual wheelchair.
Performing & Literary Arts Programs


Abstract painting by artist Donald McCready with blue, red, and purple shapes on a vibrant yellow background.
by Donald McCready
by Chet Cheesman
by Richard Kozlik


Artist Jenny Durr performing on stage in a wheelchair with an able bodied actress, crouched next to her at the Robert Schonhorn Arts Center during Full Circle 2023.

Jenny Durr
Writing and Acrylic Painting


detail from the abstract acrylic painting Spiral Keep on Spinning by Jess Evans

Art Without Boundaries – an Arts Access exhibition at Sotheby’s


abstract acrylic painting Revolution, Generation, Renew-ation by Isabell Villacis

Arts Access artist featured in “Community Connections”


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