Enjoy! June 2020

Enjoy!  June 2020

We Are Not Disposable

Interact Artists present an online exhibition to raise money for disability visibility. We Are Not Disposable is an online exhibition by 44 Interact artists. It opened May 11 and is raising money for disability visibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artwork purchased from the exhibition will support the artists who created it and their voices in shaping change. Artists receive 50 percent of the value of sales, and Interact will contribute the remaining 50 percent to support the work of the Disability Visibility Project. Visit the website of Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts for more details about this show and other ways to support artists. FFI: www.interactcenter.com 

Untitled by Carl Clark

Enjoy! is coming back

Almost all of the groups that typically have listings in the Access Press Enjoy! pages have suspended activities, have gone to online services or are offering limited services. Please check with a venue or organization before heading out. Contact theaters to see when shows will be rescheduled and if tickets will be honored. With museums, check to see when or if interpreted and sensory activities will continue. Some sensory activities are only offered during the school year. Many theater companies and arts organizations are offering online activities. Check to see what is available through the Minnesota Access Alliance calendar, at https://mnaccess.org/


Greatest Lives fundraiser

Accord hosts its Greatest Lives Virtual Fundraiser virtually, 7-9 p.m. Wed, June 24. Attend via Accord’s Facebook page or website. The virtual event will take the place of Accord’s canceled Greatest Lives Gala in March This summer Accord’s administrative operations and day service programs will be moving into two new facilities, to support more than 300 individuals and their families with day service programs. The new sites will feature new and updated program areas designed to help the people we support learn important life skills in volunteering, recreation, health and wellness, personal empowerment, art, hobbies, and more. Donations are needed to help fill the new locations with personal protective equipment supplies needed to protect staff and clients. View a short program and learn how to make a donation, Preregister in advance, and bid on online auction items. FFI: www.accord.org