Fourteenth Annual Disability Art Exhibition (2021)

14th Annual Disability Art Exhibition Presented by Department on Disability and Sponsored by Department of Cultural Affairs.

Los Angeles Department on Disability in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs Presents the Fourteenth Annual Disability Art Exhibition.

Disability is a lived reality for many Angelenos, as many as 20 percent (PDF document) of the adult population and 14 percent of students live with one or multiple disabilities. Disability Awareness Month in October acknowledges people with disabilities as a diverse group, some born with a disability and others acquiring a disability later in life due to an injury or illness. Disabilities include a wide range of visible and invisible health and functional limitations that can present significant challenges to daily life activities, such as low vision and blindness, hard of hearing, deafness, cognitive, or mobility. 

The Department on Disability is privileged to showcase disabled artists and the organizations that support the artistic talents and abilities of children and adults with disabilities. We seek to promote access to artistic expression for those within the disability community by exhibiting their artwork.

This exhibition was made possible through partnerships with the Academy of Special Dreams, Braille Institute of America, Exceptional Children’s Foundation, and Tierra del Sol Foundation, whose work empowers people with disabilities to fulfill their potential as productive and valued Angelenos. 

2021 Partners Showcasing Disability Artists' Artwork

Click on each of our Partners below to check out the artists' artwork.

Academy Of Special Dreams Logo
Academy of Special Dreams Artwork

The Special Academy’s mission is to increase public awareness, recognition and appreciation of the creative talents of people with disabilities by providing opportunities that encourage, promote and showcase their artistic expressions.  Learn more about Academy of Special Dreams.

Academy of Special Dreams Artwork
Braille Institute of America Logo
Braille Institute of America Artwork

Braille Institute's mission is to positively transform the lives of those with vision loss. We offer a broad range of free programs, classes and services serving thousands of students of all ages helping to demonstrate that vision rehabilitation is a beginning, not an end.  Learn more about Braille Institute Los Angeles.

Braille Institute of America Artwork
Exceptional Children's Foundation 75th Anniversary Logo
Exceptional Children's Foundation Artwork

Exceptional Children's Foundation's mission is to provide the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional barriers – empowering them to reach their greatest potential.  Learn more about Exceptional Children's Foundation.

Exceptional Children's Foundation Artwork
Logo of Tierra Del Sol
Tierra Del Sol Foundation Artwork

Tierra Del Sol Foundation champions inclusion and value for all individuals with disabilities through creative pathways to employment, education, and the arts.  Learn more about Tierra Del Sol Foundation.

Tierra Del Sol Foundation Artwork