CATA Art on Tour at Gallery 35

CATA Art on Tour at Gallery 35

November 1, 2017
Contact: Chris Watford
(413) 528-5485
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GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Community Access to the Arts (CATA) will exhibit at Gallery 35 in Great Barrington, MA as part of CATA’s Art on Tour gallery series. The exhibit features artwork created by CATA artists with disabilities and runs from December 1 through January 12. A public reception will be held at Gallery 35 in  conjunction with Great Barrington’s annual Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 9 from 4-6pm.

The curated exhibit highlights work by CATA artists in a wide variety of stylistic expression, media and techniques. All works in the exhibit are professionally matted and framed, and all pieces are for sale, with proceeds supporting commissions for individual artists.

CATA Executive Director Margaret Keller reflects, “Exhibits like this one give our artists with disabilities the opportunity to share their talents with the wider community. CATA artists create work all year long in visual arts workshops, experimenting with new materials and learning new techniques. The paintings and drawings in this show reflect their powerful creative perspectives. We hope that people who are out on Railroad Street for the Holiday Stroll on December 9th will stop into Gallery 35, say hello to our artists, and have the chance to see some vibrant and memorable art!”

This exhibit is a part of CATA’s “Art on Tour” program, where original works of art created by CATA artists travel throughout the year to museums, galleries, community centers, and other venues in Berkshire County. The exhibit is funded by October Mountain Financial Advisors, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other generous supporters.

Community Access to the Arts (CATA), now in its 25th program year, nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts. Our programs take place in partnership with 46 residences, day programs, school, and community settings, serving 650 people with disabilities throughout Berkshire and Columbia counties. To learn more about CATA programs and events, visit