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Pure Vision Arts

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The Shield Institute


Pure Vision Arts (PVA) is New York’s first specialized art studio and exhibition space for people with developmental disabilities. PVA is staffed by trained professionals with backgrounds in art education, fine arts, and art therapy who provide mentoring and support to the artists who attend the studio.

Pure Vision Arts is ultimately about facilitating social change by creating opportunities for access and inclusion in the arts for people with neurological challenges. Many PVA artists have led extraordinary lives and the sheer power and uniqueness of their work helps to break down negative public misperceptions and stereotypes about people who have disabilities. In a very short time, PVA has become a vital resource for new and emerging artists of vision who would otherwise remain culturally and socially isolated.

Contact Information/Service Locations

Pure Vision Arts

114 West 17th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY

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Main Office, Main Line

County(ies) Served:

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond


Alternative Employment OptionsAutism Spectrum DisordersCommunity Living ProgramsDevelopmental DisabilitiesLearning DisabilitiesLife Skill DevelopmentRecreation/Clubs/SportsSelf-AdvocacySelf-Directed CareSocial Skill Development

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Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council