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.

Accessible Expressions Ohio 2014 Collage

The AEO tour begins with an opening ceremony early in the year where awards are given for first, second and third place in each category, including Best in Show and People’s Choice. Following the opening ceremony, the exhibit goes on tour across Ohio through December.

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

2016 Call for Art
The 2016 Call for Art is officially closed. Check back in September 2016 for 2017 information!

Be a Tour Site - Bring AEO to your Community in 2016
Help inspire your community by partnering with VSA Ohio and hosting AEO. With flexible date availability, we make scheduling the exhibit easy. We can also adjust the number of pieces displayed to meet the needs of your space. VSA Ohio will provide a staff member to assist with installation and deinstallation. AEO has been displayed at libraries, government and corporate offices, galleries and conferences, and is a great way to increase the visual appeal of your space while also helping VSA Ohio raise awareness. For more information call 614.241.5325 or click the link above to download the Site Survey and return it to VSA Ohio. 

A Day of Arts for All 2016
This year's celebration takes place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 12:00-1:30pm at the Westerville Community Center. At Day of Arts for All, VSA Ohio honors award winners from each category of this year's Accessible Expressions Ohio exhibition.  Attendees can enjoy refreshments, hands-on activities, and live performances bya local blues musician Zayne Harshaw, of Blue Spectrum.  Artists and community members also have the opportunity to participate in a professional development workshop on writing artist statements and biographies at 2:00pm following the day's awards ceremony.