THANK YOU to our wonderful community for turning out to support "See the Ability," our Fall Art Exhibition. Your presence and support affirm that #InclusionMatters in our society.
We welcomed over 100 guests to our Art Gallery and sold over 100 pieces of original art & jewelry!
A special shoutout to local community leaders - Mayor Link, Julie Della-Maria, Dana Alonzi, Hannah Brookfield aka BotaniGal, Amanda Jozkowski, & Tom Scanlan for your continued support!
Barrier-Free + Tidal Salt
Did you miss our Art Gallery last month? No need to fret, you can now shop Barrier-Free art and jewelry made by our Studio Members atTidal Salt Co.right onMain Street in Downtown Sykesville!
Proceeds from all sales directly benefit Barrier-Free’s Life Skills & Social Studio program.
“Tidal Salt is a boutique shopthat curates fun, beautiful things for the community to enjoy. The shop is filled with hand-selected, locally-made apparel and gifts. Whenever possible, items are sourced from other women-owned businesses and fellow local makers.”
Barrier-Free is proud to be part of Make Studio's exhibition, Cordially Invited IV!
Cordially Invited is an invitational exhibition and set of complementary programming featuring artworks created in 18 unique & innovative U.S. and international studios that serve artists with disabilities.
Cordially Invited celebrates the exciting and thought-provoking art produced in progressive art studios as a way to better understand and appreciate our neurodiverse world.
This year’s event includes a feature exhibition in the Showroom Gallery and a virtual exhibition.
Cordially Invited will be on view online and in-person October 7th - November 5th.
Thank you to Make Studio for this phenomenal opportunity!
Join us in congratulating Barrier-Free artists Emily (left) & Katie (right) with their art piecesRainbow Lion&Regulusthat will be on display in the in-person exhibit.
Aaron, Mike E., Mark, Rosemary, & Emily will have artwork on display in the online exhibit.
Giving Tuesday occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is touted as a "global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
This year, on Tuesday, November 29th, consider making a donation to Barrier-Free to support our mission of inclusivity and help us reach our $5000 goal.
You can also support Barrier-Free by hosting a personal Giving Tuesday Facebook Fundraiser.
Join us at Greene Turtle
Join us Thursday, November 17 at The Greene Turtle Westminster to support Barrier-Free!
The fundraiser lasts ALL-DAY and is dine-in or carry-out eligible. Barrier-Free will receive 20% of all checks including beverages!
All proceeds will directly fund our Inclusive Theater production budget.
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We'll see you there!
Howard County Autism Society Monthly Speaker Series
Megan Rusciano of Disability Rights Maryland will present on guardianship and how supported decision-making can serve as an alternative to guardianship or allow adults with disabilities more decision-making autonomy under guardianship.
The Main Street Fall Fun Festival is back! The Festival is a community event that draws families to downtown Sykesville. The Festival features crafts, games, demonstrations, food vendors, and live entertainment. The festival represents an opportunity for local businesses to highlight their presence within the community and support our nonprofit Main Street program.
We are proud to be funded in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council
We are proud to be funded in part by a Safeway Foundation Grant
We are proud to be funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
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