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What is Art Garden CSA?


Art Garden CSA is collaborative effort between Matheny’s Arts Access Program and Arts Unbound in West Orange that seeks to provide increased vocational opportunities for artists with disabilities.
Ten artists will be selected to create artwork that is totally unique to the Art Garden. This work will be distributed to only a lucky few “shareholders” who purchase one of the 24 available “shares” in this year’s crop of fresh art.
To find out how you can participate and snag some limited-edition artwork, follow the link to our website:
Art Garden CSA is made possible by a generous grant from the Kessler Foundation.

Thank you for being part of Full Circle 2015!

See you back in November 5th, 2016 3 – 6pm

Special thanks to Honorary Chair, Nicholas Paleologos, Executive Director of New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Full Circle is a multi-media fine arts showcase featuring original work created by Arts Access artists. We proudly present each artists’ unique artistic creations through painting, dance, and written work.

Gourmet culinary tasting featured the following finest local restaurants:

3 West, Gladstone Tavern, Urban Table, Cafe Azzurro, cocoLuxe and Village Office Supply

Cultural Access Network honors Matheny’s Arts Access Program with this year’s Leadership Award

On June 18th 2015 at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, Eileen Murray (program director) accepted the Leadership Award on behalf of Matheny’s Arts Access Program at the 7th annual CAN awards ceremony. She was followed by Matheny’s own, Christopher Saglimbene, who was this year’s featured artist. Chris spoke on behalf of the program, citing that “Arts Access helps facilitate more than just art, they facilitate dreams.” To learn more, please visit here.

National Endowment on Arts Spotlight on Arts Access!

Arts Access is thrilled and honored to be featured in
NEA Arts Magazine.

Hear from talented dancer and choreographer Natalia Manning (pictured left), in the article “Another Set of Hands,” in addition to in-depth interviews with top Arts Access staff and a look behind the scenes of this award-winning program.

We thank the NEA for bringing attention to our outstanding artists and the work they create. Click here to read the article!

Into the Light was awarded “Best Short Documentary” at the Garden State Film Festival

A documentary about Matheny’s Arts Access Program has been awarded the “best short documentary” at the 12th Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, NJ!  Three Arts Access artists, painter Chris Saglimbene, choreographer Natalia Manning, and writer Jenny Durr, are profiled as they create work for the milestone Arts Access 15th anniversary Full Circle showcase.  In the process, we learn of their past struggles, current creative processes and future hopes for themselves and others like them.

More information about the film can be found on The documentary also has its own Facebook page. Or, follow on Twitter for film updates @In2TheLightFilm.