Partners Launch Celebration & Fundraiser

Thursday, 04 January 2018 22:17
Published in Special Events


Carla Gourdin Photo

Art Access is thrilled to announce relaunching of our Partners Artist Mentoring Program 

The Partners Artist Mentoring program matches emerging artists with disabilities with professional artist mentors for individualized, hands-on, and innovative professional development. Apprentice artists develop and practice their artistic techniques and skills, expand their educational and professional experiences, learn about the business side of being a working artist, make vital connections to the local arts community, and explore and/or prepare for potential careers as professional artists. 

In honor of this program and this year's new artists, we are hosting a celebration and launch fundraiser at Salt Lake Acting Company on Thursday, February 1st from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the evening. This celebration serves as both a meet n' greet of the current year's mentor and mentee's but also as a homage to past Partners and their continuous work and accomplishments in the Utah Arts Community. 

2018 Apprentice & Mentor Artists (respectively):

Lori Brock &  Melissa Leilani Larson in playwriting
ToddMary Bern & Joe Ostraff in painting
Carla Gourdin & Linnie Brown in oil painting
Bee Losee & Megan Hallett in painting
Kelie Hess & Brian Bean in painting 


Pictured above: Carla Gordin, 2018 Partners Mentee and local artist 






 Date: Thursday, February 1st 2018

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Salt Lake Acting Company Chapel 

Price: $20 per ticket


Tapas and Drinks will be provided




To register online click HERE

To purchase tickets over the phone and to RSVP please call Megan Hansen, Development Coordinator at 801-328-0703, option 5 


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