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Serving People with Special Differences Since 2006

We rely on community support to keep our programs running. Our programs provide free art therapy and art supplies, raise money for our artists, and bring awareness to the community.

For more than 8 years, Angel Boy Art has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for individuals with special differences and their families. Explore our site to learn who we are, what we do, and how you can support our programs. All donations are 100% tax deductible, including items purchased from our online gallery. 

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is communication

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is fun

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is therapy

Special Art by Special Artists

Angel Boy Art

Snowy NIght by Kodie smith

Angel Boy Art was inspired by a two year old boy who hated his physical therapy. Learn how art transformed his therapy from a hated chore to a eagerly anticipated game on our History and Mission page. Here you will find a timeline of our history, more about our founder, and more on the growth of ABA.

OUR NEW GALLERY/RESOURCE CENTER IS NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN bRATTLEBORO, VERMONT

Locally, nationally and internationally, Angel Boy Art is a vocal advocate for individuals with special differences and their families. Our programs have touched nearly every state and four countries. Our programs have been honored by Easter Seals as being an"excellent resource for kids with special differences."

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Angel Boy Art’s Resource Center is a special gallery and community center run for artists with disabilities by volunteers with disabilities.


We named it our ‘Resource Center’ because this space is much more than just an art gallery for people with disabilities, this is a place to learn, confront and erase stigmas, and challenge yourself. 

The Angel Boy Art Resource Center has all the standards of a traditional art gallery:  Framed prints, gorgeous canvases, photography, watercolors, pastels, pencil sketches, and handmade jewlery. Most of the art is accompanied by a biography of the artist detailing his or her special needs and how art plays a role in their life. There is also a wide selection of beautiful vintage and modern jewelry that Angel Boy Art sells to support their free programs and projects. That is where all things traditional end, and creativity takes over.

Visitors can lounge in a comfortable chair and read any number of books on art, disabilities, and other topics, or engage in one of several interactive displays and activities highlighting disability issues. Children can hug a giant teddy bear who gives away free toys and participate in a free, on the spot art activity with Angel Boy Art facilitators. Even outside the front windows art is in the air where sidewalk chalk is available for all to enjoy. Parents can also enquire about free in-home art therapy sessions for children with any type of special need.

We definitely picked the right location. The community reached out to us from every direction the moment we opened. We’ve been able to build a strong relationship with other similar nonprofits like the Inclusion Center, and have volunteers coming from local work programs, so we’ve been growing roots faster than we hoped for.

The Resource Center is open Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm, and Monday 10am to 5pm. New artists are welcome regardless of age.  All mediums are welcomed. Free in-home art therapy sessions are booking now. Slots are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call Sara at 802-246-7603. Artwork ranges in price from $10 to $500. Angel Boy Art is a nonprofit organization and does not charge sales tax. Checks and credit cards are accepted. 

Our work is not seasonal. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, we run our programs with your generous support. There are many ways to help from donating supplies to donating your talents. Visit the Make a Difference page using the link below to learn more and see our featured fundraiser.