Established in 2011, the Shared Lives Studio (SLS) encourages artists with developmental disabilities and provides opportunities for them to learn and expand their skills to produce, display, and sell art pieces.
Located in downtown Toledo in the heart of Hensville, Shared Lives Studio inspires possibilities for artists to share their creativity, talent, and abilities with our larger community. SLS is committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities as working artists.
Art is a powerful tool for communication, and through these experiences, individuals and communities learn to celebrate the potential in all people.
Employed artists complete art in different mediums and may be commissioned to produce specialized items.
Additionally, employed artists are given opportunities to serve as ambassadors for their studio and are trained to offer outstanding customer service at the gallery and other venues where their art is sold.