The Arc of Anchorage provides day-hab classes for Alaskans who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Downtown Art District
Sparc is situated on D Street, downtown Anchorage, creating exposure for artists who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities.
You can help to support Sparc and its vision to recognize and embrace people of all abilities by enrolling in public workshops.
To recognize and embrace people of all abilities.
Come check out our First Friday opening show each month.
Recognizing and Embracing People of all Abilities
Sparc is an art studio and gallery that creates opportunities for artists who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. The location and facilities provides a platform for them to engage in self-expression as part of the community. Not only do artists realize their creative potential through the space, but it also provides a retail gallery where the artists with I/DD can take part in selling their own work. Supporters of Sparc can attend events such as First Friday shows, purchase artwork, or sign up for an evening/weekend workshop open to the community.
On the First Friday of every month Sparc hosts a reception from 5:30–8:30 p.m. to introduce the month’s new show. The exhibition space continually introduces new art created by our Sparc artists. Shows range from group shows to solo exhibitions and retrospectives.
Professional art staff are available to provide an array of support based on the individual needs of each artist. From hand-over-hand support to helping an individual apply for shows outside of Sparc, our staff meets the needs of individuals of all abilities.
Proceeds from art sales are shared equally with the
artist and Sparc. Funds received by Sparc go directly back into the art program to enhance the space, materials and staffing.