About SAGE Studio
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SAGE Studio

Photo credit: Whitney Arostegui

                            is a non-profit studio and gallery space in east Austin that provides artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities the materials, space, and support to produce, exhibit, and sell their artwork. SAGE (Supporting Artistic Growth and Entrepreneurship) Studio serves artists with disabilities through two programs: our Studio Program and our Exhibition Program.

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Photo credit_ Whitney Arostegui

Photo credit: Whitney Arostegui

Through our Studio Program, artists create work in our studio space at east Austin's Canopy arts community with the guidance of practicing artist facilitators. The goal for participating artists is to explore new mediums, strengthen their artistic voice, and build a cohesive portfolio of work for exhibition.

Photo credit_ Whitney Arostegui

Photo credit: Whitney Arostegui

Through our Exhibition Program, we put on bimonthly art exhibitions in our gallery to showcase the work of our studio artists, alongside the work of exhibiting artists who create their work outside our studio. Though we started as a space for exclusively Texas-based artists, we now represent gallery artists from across the country. We also operate an online store with a wide selection of original artwork, fine art prints, and merchandise. The goal of the Exhibition Program is to provide opportunities for our artists to earn a wage and to seriously pursue a career in the arts, and to carve out a place in the contemporary art conversation and wider artistic marketplace for these talented voices. As such, our artists are paid a 50% commission, equal to the commission rate of traditional art galleries, on all original artwork sold in the gallery and online store.

Photo credit: Jenna McElroy

Photo credit: Jenna McElroy

It is SAGE Studio's mission to amplify the voices of artists with disabilities, enabling them to become meaningful contributors to the social, economic, and creative life of the community. SAGE Studio has been featured in Austin Monthly and ForbesWomen, recognized by the Austin Chronicle as Austin's "Best Outsider Art Advocate," and facilitated artist collaborations with the Biden presidential campaign, Vans, and Whataburger.