Our Story


Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio, an extension of Friendship Community, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creative arts Studio for adult Artists, 18 years of age and older, with Intellectual Disability and Autism. We celebrate personalities and talents through free expression and collaboration. Since 2007, we have been encouraging the Heart Artists to share their innermost thoughts, feelings, and dreams with the world through their creativity. Each day we honor our vision statement of Expressing Capabilities.

Over sixty unique Artists work with professional instructors and volunteers, in addition to visiting community artists, to create and sell artistic masterpieces while developing a sense of purpose, value, freedom, and joy. We offer instructional art classes five days a week at two separate Studio locations, using various techniques and using both traditional and unconventional media.

It has been a long but immensely fun road to where we are now and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for us! Thank you for growing with us since 2007 and we hope you continue to grow with us in the future!!


Read below to learn how we grew from a single room to two separate professional Studios and two Gallery retail locations!


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Our History