JOIN US! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd 5:30pm - 7:00pm butterfly

Published: Feb 02, 2023

Our current art exhibit is a collaboration between the Gateway Center and Art Abilities. Please join us for it's opening reception on
 Friday, February 3rd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Admission is FREE. No registration required. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Pacific Grove Public Library Friends and Foundation.
We hope to see you there!

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 Gateway Center:

For 60 years, Gateway Center has been providing high quality residential and day services to developmentally disabled adults of Monterey County. Based in Pacific Grove, we also serve clients in satellite facilities in Marina and Salinas. We are committed to strengthening Gateway’s capabilities to enable us to serve the growing number of adults with diagnosed developmental disabilities throughout Monterey County in the years ahead.

Our Mission:

At Gateway Center of Monterey County, we serve adults with Developmental Disabilities. We fully support their individual rights and choices and empower them to live full and productive lives with dignity and independence within the community


Art Abilities:

Mission: Art Abilities' mission is to "Empower intellectually disadvantaged people by helping them in their creative expression through art."

Ritika Kumar has worked as an art instructor for adult school for the intellectually disabled in Gateway center for several years. She has witnessed and helped bring about the transformational impact that the care and attention of an adaptive/personalized arts program can have on the lives of these individuals. Often people with intellectual disabilities have difficulty articulating their feelings through words. However, Ritika found that through art, their voice comes through loud and clear.

To realize this comprehensive vision, Ritika decided to launch Art Abilities. This non-profit is designed to transform the lives of its intellectually disabled participants and facilitate their personal growth and community integration through their art. Art Abilities will create self-paced, adaptive programs designed to foster the ' self-expression and self-respect needs of its participants. In addition, Art Abilities aims to help its participants become more financially independent through the sales of their work.

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