The Pittsburgh Creativity Project inquires, acknowledges, and serves.
The Pittsburgh Creativity Project
 
ACKNOWLEDGES
Everyone an Artist
for creating a program that responds to the region’s diverse demographics and provides access to artist-led workshops for people of all abilities for the benefit of Pittsburgh
THROUGH OUR LENS
Our nominator(s) said: Pittsburghers might stumble upon Everyone An Artist by googling “galleries in Pittsburgh” or while strolling down Butler Street. EAA’s modest art gallery features art work made by people with disabilities. It’s also been known to hold Saturday workshops led by local artists (who volunteer their time) for people of all abilities.
Everyone an Artist website
Everyone an Artist is located at 4128 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. Its programs are the Milestone Art Studio (fully accessible to people with disabilities) and the Everyone an Artist Gallery (where artists with disabilities are able to display and sell their artwork and craft products).
Papermaking artist Albert Pantone taught the Saturday workshop in April. His daughter also volunteered to help.
The classes often fill up. The price for the workshop was $10.
Kirsten Ervin (red shirt) is the Vocational Artist & Gallery Curator at Everyone an Artist.
Workshop attendees  included K-12 school teachers and members of the Pittsburgh artist group Women of Vision (right).
People of all ability levels attend the Saturday workshops. Some enrollees attend with aids who supported their participation (family members, left, and/or staff, below).
Pantone shows off the final product (before it dries).
The studio is decorated with work from the Milestone Support Center’s day program, below.
Work by painter Richard Wierzbowski an artist who receives Milestone services.  His work was for sale in the gallery this summer (above and right).
These photographs were taken at a Saturday workshop in the spring of 2008. The fee for the workshop was $10.
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