A local nonprofit celebrated National AccessAbility Week with an art sale

All proceeds from sales of the art exhibit will be donated to the Richmond Center for Disability.

To celebrate National AccessAbility Week 2022, the Richmond Center for Disability (RCD) has launched an art exhibit to support people living with disabilities.

This week, the RCD office was transformed into an art space, with dozens of paintings on display there.

RCD members and generous community members donated the artwork, said RCD Executive Director Ella Huang.

Huang added that those interested in these works of art are more than welcome to take them home and all proceeds from sales will be used to run the center’s programs.

National AccessAbility Week, which runs from May 29 to June 4, provides an opportunity to recognize the efforts of people who actively remove barriers and ensure people with disabilities have an equal opportunity.

Richmondite Emily De Boer, an RCD board member studying at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, donated several works of art to the exhibit.

De Boer said she hopes more people will be willing to participate to maximize the independence of people with disabilities.

“For me, accessibility is about making sure no one is left behind. I had the pleasure of donating one of my paintings to support the RCD in this fundraising initiative. And I also hope to have your support,” she added.

Meanwhile, a thrift store is located next to the RCD office and people are more than welcome to take a look.

All proceeds from thrift store sales will directly support the center’s programs, Huang said.

Laura J. Boyer