Gateway Arts is a nationally recognized center for artists with disabilities that includes the Gateway Arts Program, the Gateway Crafts Store, and the Gateway Gallery.
The Gateway Arts Program, established in 1973, is a vocational arts service of the human service corporation Vinfen, serving more than 100 artistically talented adults with disabilities. Gateway was originally established to fill the gap created by the deinstitutionalization of state schools. Gateway's award-winning artisans produce original, high quality crafts and fine art with guidance from a staff of professional artists. Profits from sales are returned to individual artists.
Making art professionally can create a life that is of value and gives value back to society. At Gateway, we celebrate the artistic abilities of adults with disabilities and help individuals fulfill their dreams as working artists in the local, national, and international communities.