Helping children and adults with disabilities lead productive, happy lives.
“Creativity takes courage” –Henri Matisse ACVA has some of the most courageous and creative artists you’ll ever meet! ArtWorks provides the space for a dynamic group of adults of all abilities to create and take pride in their own original artwork. Staff and volunteers work with participants to teach and assist in adapting techniques for them to produce many treasured creations. ArtWorks artists create paintings on canvas, holiday-themed pieces, mixed media masterpieces including hand-stamped greeting cards for all occasions, gift tags, and much more! The ArtWorks program instills participants with a sense of pride, accomplishment, and independence, while simultaneously giving them an outlet for self-expression. ArtWorks custom cards are currently available for purchase at the ACVA office and the following Virginia Beach locations: The Royal Chocolate, Sugar Plum Bakery, Cottage Luna Sea, The Teal Eagle Boutique
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One-of-a-kind, hand-stamped cards created with love by individuals with disabilities in Hampton Roads.
In addition to creating Paintings on Canvas, participants construct mixed media pieces—including hand-stamped Greeting Cards, Gift Tags and much more! Thanks to an inkind gift, we have more than 3,000 stamps to create unique card designs for any occasion.
The ArtWorks program provides participants with a great sense of pride, independence and acceptance in our community, while simultaneously giving them an outlet for self-expression.