Soul Studio is a supported art studio program with an open studio space and gallery for adults, 18 years or older with special needs. Through educational programming driven by each artist’s creative impulses, artists are supported in a variety of art media including: painting, drawing, ceramics, weaving, sculpture, woodworking, photography, and digital arts, and are inspired to develop careers as contemporary artists. Our goal is to encourage the creative growth of participants by helping to shape individualized paths to success in the world. The program provides participants the opportunity to reveal their hidden talents to the community and be recognized as included, contributing members of society. Many of these hidden talents are revealed using out-of-the-box methods which are unique to each individual, no two methods are the same. Artwork made by Soul Studio artists is exhibited in our professionally curated exhibition space, visited by hundreds of people every week.
Give the gift of creativity. A gift of $100,000 will enable an artist to develop their creative talents in perpetuity. Dedicate one or more of the 80 available Soul Scholarships in honor of a loved one and receive personal progress reports on the artist who is benefiting from your generous gift.
Your gift to Friendship Circle’s endowment fund is an investment in the future. One that makes an incredible difference in the lives of individuals with special needs, their families, and those struggling with isolation, addiction, and other related crises. Your gift will ensure Friendship Circle programs and facilities are available to serve the community today and in the future.