Esperanza Community Services
Esperanza School dates back to 1969. Our mission is to provide instruction and services to people with developmental disabilities; we help them reach their fullest potential, toward a productive and independent life in the community.
The works in this exhibit have been created by participants at the Esperanza School, the education program of Esperanza Community Services.
Esperanza’s art program rests on four core principles:
Creation in a judgement free environment. This empowers artists to approach their work as pure expression and self-discovery.
Independent decision-making. The creative process creates opportunities for choice, which we encourage artists to fully explore.
Inclusion. The selection and public exhibition of art creates opportunities for artists to stay connected to the community.
Self-purpose. Creating art provides a sense of self-purpose for the artist.
These pieces speak to the talents and abilities of the artists, and we hope that they remind you of our similarities and our shared experiences. For more information or to get involved, please visit esperanzacommunity.org or @art_Esperanza on Instagram and Twitter.