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NIAD artists, Raven and Shana Harper, smile at the camera. Donate now.

I have been an artist at NIAD for 17 years. I have been growing and growing and growing into my practice everyday. Art making makes me feel powerful, and it makes me feel seen and heard.
I am at home here.

Raven Harper, NIAD Artist

Donate today to support NIAD artists as they build powerful creative futures and stronger, more vibrant communities for us all.

Three NIAD artists smile at the camera at a gallery opening. Rebecca Jantzen is seated in a wheelchair wearing a bright floral dress. Dorian Reid stands in the center with glasses, a bright red top and matching red lipstick, Jason Powell-Smith is to the right. Jason has white headphones around this neck and a purple t-shirt. Donate now.

Based in downtown Richmond, California for more than 40 years, NIAD Art Center provides a five-day fine art studio program and a six-day exhibitions program. NIAD’s programming is designed by 70 adult artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities with support from a staff of 30 creatives and working artists.  

Always ambitious and consistently boundary-breaking, NIAD studio artists create decades-long careers in the arts through practices that span traditional media—painting, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, print— to more experimental explorations in digital art, sound and performance. 

NIAD Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID is 94-2837552.

Thank you for supporting NIAD artists’ growth, community resilience and right to thrive.