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Arts Access Newsletter
In this Issue:
Grant Award Announcement, ADA Celebration, and Access in the Arts Day
Wake Arts Inclusion Project
The Staff and Board of Arts Access are thrilled to announce that Arts Access has been awarded a three-year grant to implement the Wake Arts Inclusion Project (WAIP)!
The Wake Arts Inclusion Project (WAIP) is an effort to increase the ability of Wake County arts educators and community cultural programs to successfully include school age children and youth with disabilities in classrooms and community offerings. Learn more about the Wake Arts Inclusion Project at
John Rex Endowment
WAIP is supported through a grant funded by the John Rex Endowment.  Read more about the grant award on


Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA 29
Chris Hendricks playing guitar

Let's Celebrate the ADA's 29th Anniversary!

DURHAM - Join Arts Access and local musician Chris Hendricks in celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn more about Chris Hendricks.

Saturday, July 27th, 4:30-6:30 PM  @ NorthStar Church of the Arts

Free, but registration is required. RSVP for the ADA Celebration.


Office of Raleigh Arts

Universal Access in the Arts Day

Tuesday, July 30th, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
@ Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street

Full Day Cost: $35 (includes networking lunch)
Half-Day/Morning Sessions Only Cost: FREE!

Join the Office of Raleigh Arts and the Raleigh Arts Commission for the fourth annual Universal Access & the Arts Day. This day-long event highlights trends and best practices in the arts for engaging deaf and disability communities. Register for the Universal Access in the Arts Day here. 

Bonus: Arts Access will be presenting about the Wake Arts Inclusion Project from 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM. 


ComMotion Community in Motion

Free Latin Dance Classes for Cancer Survivors 

Join ComMotion for the fun and fitness of dancing!
Thursdays, July 11th – August 22nd, 6:30 – 7:30 PM 
@ White Plains United Methodist Church (313 SE Maynard Road, Cary) 

CARY - Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to participate in free social dance classes. Classes are open to singles and couples – spouses and significant others are invited to learn with the survivor.  No prior dance experience is needed. Visit ComMotion's website to learn more about the Cancer Survivor Dance Classes.


Sensory Friendly Creative Saturdays

Saturday, July 13th, 1:00 AM - 3:00 PM  
@ Sertoma Arts Center (1400 West Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC)

RALEIGH - Create a masterpiece using a variety of materials and textures with Sertoma Staff. Whether you like to make a mess or keep it clean and tidy, you’ll find an art activity to enjoy. This program is a FREE drop-in format, so just join in as you arrive!

Sensory Friendly Saturdays will provide an accepting and inclusive environment, modifications to sound and lighting, noise canceling headsets, and a quiet room. All ages and all abilities welcome!. 

Family Fun 4 Everyone Sensory-Friendly Concert

Saturday, September 14th, 2019, 1:00 PM
@ Meymandi Concert Hall 

RALEIGH - This concert experience is designed to be welcoming to all families—including children and adults with autism or other sensory sensitivities. At this one-hour, fun-filled performance, enjoy classical family favorites with your North Carolina Symphony. Grant Llewellyn conducts and  Andy Pidcock co-hosts. 

Pre-Sale General Admission Tickets are $5 with the Promo Code. $5 Ticket sales end on July 31st! Code: FAMILY FUN 
Purchase tickets for the NCS Family Fun 4 All Concert here! 


Fall Season will be announced soon. Stay tuned! 


First Man (Outdoor Movie) @ NC Museum of Art, July 20th, 9:00PM 

Annie @ NC Theatre (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium), July 27th, 2:00 PM

The Dude Abides Movie Party + The Big Lebowski (Outdoor Movie) @ NC Museum of Art,August 10th, Pre-Movie Party 6:30-8:30 PM; Movie 9:00 PM 

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