Art by Caleb Lewis
"Being a part of ARTXV means a lot, it’s hard to explain in words. But what I can say is I don’t feel alone, I don’t feel quiet. I’m surrounded by a bunch of amazing artists and all of them are so talented. And I don’t have to be quiet about my art and my disability anymore."
"The art world is by nature full of extraordinary things. It is a shame that so many neurodiverse artists, often with unique interpretations, experiences and talent of the world around them have struggled to find a home within it. ARTXV have built one."
"As a member of ARTXV, I’m glad that it has created a community of neurodiverse artists who wanted to show their works, including mine, worldwide."
"ARTXV means community and support. They believed when no one else did. Being a part of the collective makes me feel seen and valued. Prior, my differences weren't really accepted within the art community. Now they are celebrated."
"He is so proud to be a small part of ARTXV and the patience and understanding of his needs is amazing. He is forever grateful and glad that we became acquainted!"
"Being a part of ARTXV allows me to support and encourage other neurodiverse and disabled artists, and learn from them, too. I’m grateful to be included. Gathering this community is a genius idea that is long overdue.
Our challenges are there to help us, not to hold us back. We’re all different from one another, and in that way, we’re the same."
"ARTXV and their goal of creating an accessible platform for disabled and neurodivergent artists to participate in the art world is an incredible step forward in this regard.
I love the important conversations ARTXV is starting and am looking forward to seeing doors continue to be open for people who may not otherwise have had such opportunities!"