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First Thursday Art Exhibit Supports Jobs for Adults with Disabilities

By Rae van Seenus on Nov 29, 2018 at 03:58 PM in UCP WORK, Inc. Blog

Santa Barbara Art Works' mission of building awareness and inclusion for people with disabilities is through their use of adaptive art techniques.  For example, one resident artist with cerebral palsy, uses a paintbrush attached to a mouthpiece to apply paint to his canvas.  Another artist has difficulty holding a pen, so his Art Instructor supports him by developing a pen layered with a piece of foam and duct tape allowing for a much better grip.  Santa Barbara Art Works is in hopes of breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, so that its participants are encouraged everyday and in the process of finding their voice and real jobs in the art industry. 

What: “Horizon Lines”, First Thursday Art Exhibit & Holiday Artist Reception, a collection of landscape paintings by the the resident artists ofSanta Barbara Art Works

When: Thursday, December 6th, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00PM. 

Where: Santa Barbara Art Works, 28 E Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA. 93101. 

The event is Free and open to the public; Wine tasting by Melville winery and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Live Jazz by the Dos Pueblos Jazz Combo.  Santa Barbara Art Works is part of the UCP WORK, Inc. family of services, and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 50% of the proceeds from the sales of the artwork goes directly to the artists, and the remaining funds goes towards the costs of classes and art supplies. For more information about Santa Barbara Art Works, contact [email protected] or visit or

First Thursday Art Exhibit Supports Jobs for Adults with Disabilities