Expressive Art Group

The Expressive Art Group seeks to provide a supportive, friendly, nurturing environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities to explore and discover creative self-expression through art.

Expressive Art Group is open to people with any type of disability and a friend living in the Johnson County area. We welcome all artistic levels, even beginners. This group is free and supplies are included. We look forward to seeing you!

To find out about our latest art project, check the Events page for updates or click here.

Current locations of The Expressive Art Group can be found below.

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R Place Peer Center
10 East Benton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

(Front door pictured above; across from Republic Recycling, formerly City Carton)

Meets the fourth Friday of every month
3:00PM – 4:00PM

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Uptown Bill’s
730 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

(Pictured above)

Meets the first Tuesday of every month
4:30PM – 6:00PM

Art Supplies Donations

Access 2 Independence is currently seeking donations to update our art supplies closet for The Expressive Art Group program, which seeks to provide a supportive, friendly, nurturing environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities to explore and discover creative self-expression through art. Expressive Art Groups are open to people with any type of disability and a friend living in the Johnson County area. We welcome all artistic levels, even beginners, and participation is free.

There are multiple ways to donate art supplies:

If you would like to donate supplies directly, please give us a call, send us an email, or stop by the office!

To donate online, you can visit our Art Room Aid project by clicking here.  Art Room Aid Art Room Aid Logois a Dick Blick Art Materials program that allows organizations to list an art supplies wish list and allow people to either donate money designated for supplies or buy supplies* listed for the organization.  There is no fee for donors or the organization, and the donated supplies are delivered to the organization by Dick Blick Art Materials at the end of the fundraising deadline.

Our fundraising deadline is set for July 31st, 2017, so check out our wish list to see if you would like to make a donation online!

*Note:  If you donate supplies through Art Room Aid, sales tax and shipping will be applied.  After finalizing the order, your donation will appear as a monetary donation on the webpage; the reasoning for this is to protect your personal information and allow us to track the order.  Click here if you would like a full explanation of the process.