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            October 5, 2016 
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WE ARE HERE! is the Triangle's first interactive arts and information event focused on accessible cultural opportunities. Come meet 20+ arts organizations focused on including people with disabilities in their programming!

Five Points Active Adults Center
2000 Noble Road, Raleigh NC 27608
October, 16 from 1-4pm

This all ages event will include these performances and interactive opportunities and activities: 

  • Counterclockwise String Band
  • African Drumming and Storytelling with Amy Elliott and Braima Moiwia
  • Triangle Alliance Chorus
  • Movement with Arts Together
  • Ongoing: Create a mural with Michelle Davis Petelinz

American Sign Language translation and audio description services will be available at the event; other assistance may be arranged by request.

WE ARE HERE! is produced by the Learning Community for Universal Access.  

Want to get involved or have questions? Contact Betsy Ludwig, or (919) 833-9919.

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Seratoma Arts Center Announces Sensory-Friendly Creative Saturdays!

This event will offer accessible accommodations for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 

The Arts Center  will provide an accepting and inclusive environment, modifications to sound and lighting, noise canceling headsets, and a quiet room.

  • Saturday Nov. 5th 1-3 p.m: Drama with Jen MacPherson.
  • Saturday December 3rd 1-3 p.m: Visual Art with Michelle Davis-Petelinz


7th Annual Pumpkins and Prizes

When: October 8, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Governor Morehead School for the Blind
329 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

Pumpkins and Prizes is a great opportunity to meet and visit with other families of children with visual impairments. Children of all ages and abilities will have their pick of activities sponsored by local community groups, and will get to decorate a pumpkin of their own! Costumes are not required, but are welcome!

Arts Access' Artist Registry

Calling all artists!!! Artists, musicians, at all levels and abilities welcome! Arts Access strives to encourage and promote the work of artists with disabilities throughout North Carolina. As a part of this goal we wanted to start a registry which will allow us to connect you with resources and help promote your work. Register here.


Featured Artist: Joan Ballard


Joan Ballard is a visual artist working in the Triangle. She works in a variety of mediums including, acrylics, watercolors, and oil pastels, as well as photography. From landscapes to flowers, abstract to graphic design, Joan says, "My work is always shifting to reflect my mood."  
"Art saved me from myself," says Joan of her love of her work. "My goal as an artist is simple: to move people. To cause a shift of recognition in their soul, so that they know they are not alone."
You can see Joan's work at her upcoming show "The Artist Round Up" at the Roundabout Art Collective on Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

*Would you like to see your work as one of our Featured Artists? Sign up for Arts Access' Artist Registry, and you could be our next featured artist!

Kudos To Our Partners In Access!

Arts Access would like to celebrate the 20+ organizations that will be represented during WE ARE HERE! These organizations are unique in their commitment to inclusion and their passion for sharing the arts with all! 

Thank you!
Arts Access        VAE Raleigh       Arts Together
   Cary Visual Art    PineCone           CAM Raleigh     Artspace             NC Theatre         Carolina Ballet
Sertoma Art Center           Marbles Kids Museum      
Raleigh Little Theatre        NC University Theatre
NC Master Chorale           Burning Coal
Justice Theatre Project     
    NC  Museum of Natural Science
NC Museum of Art
NC Museum of History
Museum of Life and Science
Wake Forest Renaissance Theatre for the Arts

Upcoming AD Performances:

Skylight at Burning Coal Theatre, October 9, 2:00pm

Oklahoma! at Cary Arts Center, October 9, 3:00pm

Love Jones - The Musical at Durham Performing Arts Center, October 19, 7:30pm

Nickel & Dimed at Justice Theatre, October 22, 2:00pm

Holes at Cary Youth Applause, October 23, 3:00pm

The Crucible at Playmakers Repertory Theatre, October 25, 7:30pm

Fun Home at Durham Performing Arts Center, October 29, 8:00pm

Charlie Brown Christmas & Jingle Bell Jukebox at Raleigh Little Theatre, November 6, 5:00pm

Suddenly Last Summer at Meredith College, November 13, 3:00pm

Spamalot at NC Theatre, November 19, 2:00pm

The May Queen at Playmakers Repertory Theatre, November 29, 7:30pm




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