“I’m an artist! What do you do?”
This was a defining moment at SpArc Service’s Cherry Street Pier studio, when one of the artists from SpArc greeted visitors with this comment. From someone who had rarely been involved with artwork before his time in the studio, he has blossomed and now considers art part of his identity.
Thanks to the community studio at Cherry Street Pier, many artists are growing and engaging in a variety of art forms, including painting, weaving, soap-making, jewelry-making, and airbrush.
Not only is the space a working studio, it is also a marketplace for the art and craft handiwork of artists from SpArc. This is an important community outreach endeavor, as the community gets the opportunity to explore the talents of artists with disabilities.