Accessible Expressions Ohio
Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists of all ages with disabilities. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disability by presenting the art in inclusive settings, where viewers can pARTicipate and artwork is for sale.

Accessible Expressions Ohio 2014 Collage, different works of art together create the shape of Ohio

“What I love about the [AEO] exhibit is the variety and diversity of both the artwork itself as well as the artists who created it!”
– Anitra, Medina




Deadline is Friday, December 7, 2018

2019 Tour Locations Dates
Westerville Community Center   Westerville March 2019
Wild Goose Creative   Columbus April
City of Upper Arlington   Upper Arlington April
OCALI   Columbus May - June
Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery   Columbus June 4 - July 2
Sandusky Artisans   Sandusky June - July
Massillon Museum   Massillon July 1 - August 30
Martin de Porres Center   Columbus August - September
Decorative Arts Center   Lancaster September 3 - November 26
Beck Center for the Arts   Lakewood October - December
Rhodes Tower   Columbus December 2 - 30


2018 AEO Exhibit and Tour
See the ART!

Tour Locations Dates
 Westerville Community Center, Westerville  March 2018
 Decorative Arts Center, Lancaster  April 2 - May 30
 Riverside Methodist Hospital, Blue area, Columbus  May - June 30
 Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, Columbus  June 13 - July 11
 Art Therapy Studio, G. Streeter Gallery, Cleveland  May 30 - July 25
 First Community Village, Columbus  July 2 - August 30
 Visionaries + Voices, Cincinnati  August 1 - 31
 Silo Arts Studio, Canton  Aug. 1 - Sept. 28
 We Care Arts, Kettering  Sept. 4 - Oct. 1
 Springfield Museum of Art, Beach Gallery, Springfield  Sept. 4 - Nov. 6
 Jupiter Studios, Alliance  Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
 Beck Center for the Arts. Lakewood  Oct. 1 - Dec. 31
 FCBDD West Central High School Columbus  Nov. 1 - Dec. 21
 Westerville Community Center, Westerville  March 2019
 Wild Goose Creative, Columbus  April 2019



AEO begins with a Call for Art open to artists with disabilities - any age, any experience level, and all across Ohio. The annual exhibition is selected by jurors from the call for entries. The exhibition is on display throughout Ohio from March through December. Art work is for sale while on tour and artists are sent postcards so they know where their art is on display. An Opening Ceremony takes place in March at Day of Arts for All where every artist receives a certificate and awards are given for Best in Show, People's Choice, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for each entry category (youth, emerging, professional). 

Day of Arts for All 2018 button: VSA Ohio logo, Westerville Community Center logo, Accessible Expressions Ohio collage, 10th Annual Day of Arts for All, Saturday, March 24, 2018 Westerville, Ohio

Be a Tour Site - Bring AEO to your Community

Always Booking Tour Sites - Call 614-241-5325.

Help inspire your community by partnering with VSA Ohio and hosting AEO at a site in your neighborhood. 
We work to make this easy for you: flexible date availability for scheduling; just the right number of pieces to meet the needs of your space; and a VSAO staff member will assist with installation and deinstallation. AEO is displayed at libraries, government and corporate offices, galleries, and conferences. AEO is a great way to increase the visual appeal of your space while also helping raise awareness about accessible arts. 

Bring AEO to your community. Click here to download the AEO Tour Site Form