About Us



Mission


Art Access builds an inclusive and diverse arts community in Utah through creative opportunities for people with disabilities and other marginalized communities, and through public engagement in the arts.

Art Access has supported people with disabilities having access to the arts since 1984. Our programming has changed over the years, but we have always focused on making art accessible for all. 

Contact


230 South 500 West, #110
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
 
Office Hours
9:00 am–2:00 pm
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday
or by appointment
 
Our office will be closed for the upcoming days:
Wednesday, November 24 & Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving
Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31 - Winter Recess
 
Phone 801-328-0703 and Email connect@artaccessutah.org
are checked regularly if you need to contact us.

Updates


Find out what's happening at Art Access by clicking the buttons below to see recent newsletters.

New Executive Director
Executive Director Search
February 2021
December 2020

Staff


Headshot of Gabriella Huggins, a black woman with twisted shoulder-length hair, large wooden hoop earrings, and tattoos wearing a navy blue linen tank top dress.

Gabriella Huggins, Executive Director

Gabriella Huggins is a multi-media arts practitioner and student of social work from Salt Lake City, Utah—ancestral Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Ute territory. For more than a decade, she has served as a community organizer, youth mentor, and teaching artist with a number of local nonprofits and city agencies, including Spy Hop and Youth City. Her work has been recognized by Salt Lake City Zoo, Arts and Parks and in local and nationally respected publications. A skilled facilitator and forward-thinking advocate, socio-political equity and justice motivates her personal and professional aspirations. She is excited to join the Art Access team in the mission of creating a diverse and inclusive arts community through centering the experience of people living with disabilities, as well as the experiences of other marginalized folks in the state. In her free time, Gabriella can be found walking her dog and listening to podcasts, sharing meals and beers with her husband and friends, and sewing dresses with pockets.


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Kerry Carlson, Assistant Director

Kerry loves supporting Art Access by managing the Partners program, assisting Shandra with Breaking Barriers and wrangling the 300 Plates fundraiser with Erin. Her past work with a variety of arts, disability and civic engagement organizations informs her appreciation for what Art Access is accomplishing to increase accessibility in the arts. She also has years of experience in communications and marketing and strong project management skills. Originally from North Carolina, she has lived in Utah since 1999. She and her family are loving their new Covid dog.


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Erin Call, Finance Director

Erin previously worked as the controller at the Salt Lake Art Center and is amply qualified to manage the fiscal aspects of our organization. Erin attended both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah and majored in fine arts with an emphasis in painting. In addition, she has over 20 years of accounting experience in a variety of industries. Erin has lived along the Wasatch Front her entire life, currently residing in downtown Salt Lake City with her husband and daughter. She loves the arts in general and has a particular fondness for the visual arts.

Board of Directors


Our board of directors includes a broad representation of community members including artists, advocates, and those with disabilities.
Megan Diagneau | Mary Rendon Giles | Christine Giordano | Kelie Hess | Katherine Nix | Tara Olson | Jennifer Ortiz | Stacy Sanford | Ma'afu Suliafu

History


Annual Reports

Art Access has been supporting the intersection of art and accessibility in Utah since 1984. While 2020 has brought drastic changes to our programming, including closing our gallery, we will soon be adding information here to honor all the amazing things our community has accomplished over the years.

If you have any memories you would like to share, please email connect@artaccessutah.org.

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