VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the artsVSA is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. Nearly five million people with disabilities participate in VSA arts programs each year through affiliate programs in each state and over sixty countries worldwide. VSA Colorado was established in 1978 and continues to thrive today. Each year VSA Colorado serves nearly ten thousand people with disabilities, their families and those that work with them
VSA Guiding Principles
Every young person with a disability deserves access to appropriate arts learning experiences. All artists in schools and art educators should be appropriately prepared to include students with disabilities in their instruction. All children, youth and adults with disabilities should have complete access to community cultural facilities and activities. All individuals with disabilities who aspire to careers in the arts should have the opportunity to develop appropriate skills.VSA Colorado is a full affiliate of VSA arts operating in the geographic confines of the State of Colorado. Visit the VSA National Office website. Access Gallery: The cornerstone of our work is the Access Gallery. Our exhibits include work by emerging or established artists with disabilities; group shows created by artists representing a particular disability/type of practice; shows exploring the theme of disability culture or how disability is viewed by society; and shows representing the various programs and projects sponsored by VSA Colorado. We are a free gallery and open to the public during gallery hours listed below. Closed on holidays Access Gallery is located at 909 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204. Art Access Gallery is a member of the the Art District on Santa Fe and participates in held the First and third Friday of each month.