The Respite in the Arts program gives people with disabilities the opportunity to explore various art mediums and activities while experiencing the Art District on Santa Fe and giving their caregivers a break. Each session is led by professional teaching artists and Access Gallery staff members. At this time, we only take participants that are at least 15 years old.
Where: Access Gallery (909 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204)
When: Second Saturday and Third Friday of each month
Pricing: $10-$20, depending on the activity, to be paid at the front door with cash or credit. We also accept respite services dollars from various community providers.
Registration: To participate in the Respite in the Arts Program, you must first complete the registration form (link below) and specify which sessions you would like to attend. Each session is limited to 10 participants. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified when you are confirmed for the session. If space is not available, you will be placed on the waitlist. When you come the first time, there is an additional form that must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please come in the first time to sign this form. We must have this form signed in person in order to provide the services. Siblings are welcome, with prior approval, if space is available.
Cancellation: If you sign up and are unable to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours before the session date. You can do this by calling 303-777-0797 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Respite Session Description:
We start with an art activity that takes place at Access Gallery for about an hour and a half. We then stop to eat together. We ask participants either to bring a sack lunch or dinner or some money to buy something. There are several places to buy food close by. Then we usually take a walking field trip around the Art District on Santa Fe–right outside the door. Sometimes we have various activities lined up such as a show or performance, a new exhibit, etc., depending on what is going on in the District that day or night.