Read more about each event in our SOFE 2021 Program

Art Unblocked graphic.

Art Unblocked 2021: Online

March 3rd – May 14th, 2021

View the exhibit online!

In partnership with the City of Raleigh’s Block Gallery, Arts Access is holding an in-person and online invitational exhibition of North Carolinian artists with disabilities.

This is a 0% commission show, and all proceeds of sales go directly to the artists.

Different is Awesome book cover illustrated by Wes Molebach of an assumed white father with his toddler sitting on his shoulders.

Kids Accessible Artmaking and Book Giveaway

April 1 – May 31, 2021

Check out Ryan Haack reading his book, Different Is Awesome!, with captions and audio description.

Woodland scene with central path weaving through forested land on either side. warm yellow light at end of path as forest opens.
Woodland painting by Kim Tyler

Virtual Paint Party

May 13, 2021, 6:30pm

Register for the virtual paint party today!

Try your hand at your very own masterpiece! Led by Arts Access Artist Link Project artist, Kim Tyler. Looking for a way to relax or channel inner Vincent Van Gogh? Hoping to become the Bob Ross of your family? Grab your “happy green” and join Arts Access for an evening of painting. You’ll paint a woodland scene while enjoying the beverage of your choice. While our instructor Kim Tyler will be using brushes and acrylic paint, you’re welcome to get creative and use tools and supplies you have available and feel most comfortable with while following along with Kim’s painting instruction. Kim’s suggested supply list.

The class is free. If you would like Arts Access to mail you supplies (paints, brush, canvas) you can pay $10 when you register. No matter your skill level, you’re sure to have a wonderful time. If you need an accommodation to participate please let us know when you register.

Signing Black in America graphic.

Film Event and Conversation

May 15, 2021, 6:30pm

Register for the film event here.

Online discussion with filmmakers of Signing Black in America, and Black American Sign Language (BASL) performers. With the North Carolina Museum of Art Film Club. Learn more about the filmmakers and performers.


If you have any accessibility questions, please contact our office: 919.833.9919 or email Chloe. We ask that all requests be made 9 days in advance of each event to ensure we can provide the best accommodations possible!