About the show

What does “disabled” mean to such a broad range of people who identify as such? Join us this November for the Disability Arts & Culture exhibit, packed with powerful, creative expression. From serious to playful, from the mundane to the metaphor, object-based to performance-based… the work is diverse in medium and message.  Bring your open mind and explore the many ways art can open connections. Discover how we can be both singular AND similar. 

Juried by Gwynneth VanLaven and Petra Kuppers.  Performances by InterPlay and MCs on opening night (November 1) start at 7PM.  Performances on closing night (November 22) are from 6-8PM by Amber DiPietra, part of the Eco-Arts Think/Act Tank at the University of Michigan. 

Way Opens is created in partnership with Eastern Michigan University’s Critical Disabilities Studies program and School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts.  See details about their Disability Arts and Culture Symposium happening on December 2 & 3 here.  Art image: Salamander Project by The Olimpias.  

gallery hours

Opens: November 1 from 6-10PM

Performances start at 7PM 


Last day: November 22 from 3-8PM


 During the month:

Thursday 3-8PM

Friday 3-8PM

Saturday 12-5PM

All gallery events are FREE but we encourage a $5 donation to support Riverside and the expansion of our programs.