The Spirit of Huntington Art Center presented ArtAbility’22, an exhibition celebrating inclusion and diversity in the arts, on September 23 and 24. ArtAbility featured artwork from over 250 neurodiverse individuals from 12 partner organizations and is the largest collaboration of its kind on Long Island. These partner organizations include: ACLD, AHRC Suffolk, Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau, FREE- Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Life’s WORC, RISE Life Services, South Huntington School District, Winters Center for Autism, SYJCC-Butler Center, and the Mid-Island YJCC-Adler Center for Special Needs.
Friday evening’s opening reception saw about 250 people come through the doors to admire the amazing artwork. This exhibit was made possible by the support of Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly, TD Charitable Foundation, RISE Life Services, FREE- Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Life’s WORC, and Winters Center for Autism. Artists, staff, local legislators, executives from our partner organizations and families and friends of The Spirit of Huntington all joined together to celebrate the talents of these neurodiverse artists. Saturday afternoon’s show saw many of our families visit the Center and meet our teachers, board members and other students. It was a wonderful celebration and we look forward to continuing the tour with Agora Gallery, Nassau County Museum of Art and Hamptons Fine Art Show in 2023.
The Spirit of Huntington’s ArtABILITY ’22 Exhibition received a generous grant of $40,000 in support of the tour, and the classes that contribute their artwork to the exhibition over the coming year.
A breakfast reception was held to celebrate Veteran’s Day and to honor the Veterans community hosted by Optimum and in partnership with The Spirit of Huntington Art Center!
The Spirit of Huntington Art Center exhibition ArtABILITY ’22 will be hosting a Closing Reception on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm here at the Rise in Spirit Community Center.