Arts of Life Inc

UPDATED: September 10, 2018

OUR VISION is a rich creative arts community where artists with intellectual & developmental disabilities participate through leadership and collaboration.

OUR MISSION The Arts of Life advances the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership.

• Inspiring Artistic Expression: The Arts of Life’s model uses art facilitation to support creative decision-making and experimentation, increasing the artists’ self-confidence.
• Building Community: Our primary purpose is supporting each other as professional artists in creating a thriving art community based on cooperative decision-making and mutual respect.
• Promoting Self-Respect: The Arts of Life encourages its members to accept themselves for who they are and develop a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.
• Developing Independence: Through their artwork, and as members of the community, the artists gain a sense of inner freedom, enabling them to take risks and trust their judgment.

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Insurances Accepted:
  • Call for Fee
  • No Insurance Accepted


2010 W Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
United States



(312) 829-2787



Denise Fisher

Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

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