Art Enables Presents WORLDS COLLIDE! and Summer Showcase

By Editorial Team on June 26, 2023

Sat, June 24 2023 — Sat, October 21 2023

Installation shot of WORLDS COLLIDE!

Art Enables—a non-profit art studio and gallery dedicated to amplifying the careers of artists with disabilities—is pleased to announce two new exhibitions opening soon: WORLDS COLLIDE! and Summer Showcase.

Self-curated by Art Enables artists
June 24 – October 24, 2023

This show, self-curated by the artists, is a playful representation of their diverse interests. The artists imagined elements from many worlds drawn through a portal and dropped into the gallery together, often clashing or making surprising juxtapositions. In some places the contrasts are apparent: a dragon crashes the prom; cartoonish cowboys escape from a medieval fortress; fish swim in outer space. In others, they’re more subtly dissonant: a flying car floats near an idyllic farm scene, and cheerful pets sit alongside one artist’s moody dream of the Flash in a red-lit room. Lucille Ball flies in the sky, and an android reveals its true identity. Science fiction and cartoons, landscapes, cityscapes, vibrant fauna—witness the many worlds of Art Enables!

June 24 – August 19, 2023

Hot, hot, hot! Our “Summer Showcase” exhibition boasts work from 30 Art Enables resident artists, including some new to the program. Most works were completed in the last year, representing both the artists’ calling cards as well as new developments in their practices. Art Enables resident artists continue to be some of the most dedicated artists in the DC area, committed to artistic growth and connecting with the public through their work. We invite visitors to get a taste of the diverse range of styles the works demonstrate and explore more of any artist’s portfolio through our extensive flat files.

Public gallery hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturdays: 9am – 5pm
  • and by appointment.

Digital exhibitions also available at beginning June 24.

Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.