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NIAD Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is supported in part by local and national foundations, businesses and individual donors (like you.) We could use your support in whatever way you can afford.

NIAD’s art program promotes extraordinary art and meaningful living by artists with disabilities. In a unique open studio environment, artists develop independent living skills while learning to make art. The artwork they create holds its own in a professional gallery setting, and tells the unique story of an artist with disabilities.

But to do this, it is a group effort. Please consider donating money, goods or time.

You can donate money or materials. On any given day here’s a list of what we need: acrylic and watercolor paints, paint brushes, water-based printers inks, brayers (printmaking rollers), archival art papers, high quality fabrics, yarns and threads, and re-stretched canvases. Here’s what we no longer need: old wrapping paper or greeting cards, National Geographic magazines, styrofoam anything, and house paint (interior or exterior.)

You can intern with us or volunteer your time and skills. Your businesses can sponsor NIAD. Or if your corporation has the space, you can host an exhibition of our work.

For any other donations please call NIAD at (510) 620-0290. Thank you for your support!

(featured image: Clif Bar employee Jeff Hantman installs the work of NIAD’s Jeremy Burleson at their headquarters in Emeryville California)