Oct 1st 2022

Artists First: 25 Years of Studio Art at Thresholds

@ Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Opening Saturday, October 1st, from 1PM - 4PM

On view through Sunday, January 8th

A celebration of Thresholds and its studio artists, and an initial grant made to Thresholds by the Nathan and Kiyoko Lerner Foundation in 1997 to support this program, “Artists First: 25 Years of Studio Art at Thresholds” introduces a compelling group of outstanding artists who are living with challenges and building from them daily; making work that speaks directly to our shared humanity and intersectional diversity.



Symposium Series: Inclusivity for Artists with Disabilities

In-person panels will be held in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North from 10am-12:30pm

Via livestream from 10:30am-12pm Central

  • Saturday, October 15: The Relationship Between Art Making and Mental Health
  • Saturday, November 19: The Ethics of Exhibiting Artists with Neurodevelopmental Health Disabilities
  • Saturday, December 10: How Artists with Disabilities Fit into the Greater Art World


Sponsored by Kiyoko Lerner & the Nathan and Kiyoko Lerner Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Held in tandem with the Chicago Cultural Center exhibition, Artists First: Twenty-Five Years of Studio Art at Thresholds. Co-presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.


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