Dear Friend of Simply Jane and Simply ArtAble,
Did you know…. Simply Jane and Simply ArtAble is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that provides quality visual art programming for and employment to persons with cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities, in a space adapted to their needs? And we can’t do this important work without YOU!
Our programming is unique… Simply ArtAble serves a population that is often isolated with few opportunities to socialize and interact with the general public, a population that does not enjoy easy access to arts education. We engage this underserved population in hands-on arts education and creation as well as provide an outlet for social engagement and entertainment, nourishing a part of the soul that might otherwise be neglected. However, we need your support to continue to do this important work, such as:
- Pizza Paint Parties for persons with cognitive disabilities and friends from the general community. These events are an opportunity for sometimes-isolated day program participants to paint and socialize with guests (volunteers) from the broader community. The one-on-one personal connection of creating art together is an incredibly rewarding experience for all participants.
- Adaptive Painting Classes for participants in group homes, adult day programs, and other disability and senior support organizations.
Hospital-based “Paint-the-Greats” classes for expectant moms on bed rest and classes for cancer patients or children who have undergone brain surgery or other major procedures.
Those who take part in our special needs programming, love our classes! But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some students have to say…
Unfortunately, grant funding for this work is limited, so in order for us to continue to provide arts programming for persons with disabilities, we need YOU to become a member – or increase your current member level – today! Our member levels range from the $50 Basic Membership to the $1000 Master Painter Membership!
Become a member or increase your member level by visiting our Membership Page or simply mail your donation to:
5411 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
From the Simply ArtAble staff, board, and students – Thank You!