Our mission is to transform lives by providing arts-based programming for people with disabilities in a professional studio environment.

Art Connection Studio (ACS) is an innovative, nonprofit, community art center and gallery. At the heart of our mission is the belief that positive and nurturing relationships are powerful engines of growth and healing. We celebrate the creative spirit and benefits of art-making to transform lives and bring people together. Implicit to the fabric of the program is the cultivation of an artist identity, and a sense of belonging to a community of peers. Art Connection Studio’s staff and facilitators, including art therapists, create an environment where artists can form relationships, promote wellness, and build the skills necessary to improve employment outcomes and thrive in the community.

We are a community of artists, working in a Vocational Art Program, as part of Vinfen Connecticut day services for people with mental health conditions and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our work is about discovering one’s unique personal vision and expanding one’s creativity. Our program helps cultivate an artist identity and sense of belonging to a community of peers. Artists are encouraged to explore and experiment with various techniques and materials to find what brings them joy and a feeling of accomplishment.



Our Vocational Art Program offers an environment where individuals can form professional relationships, and build concrete employment skills.


At Art Connection Studio, we don’t see limits or disabilities, we see “This-Ability”. A diverse range of art pieces and products (i.e., mugs, totes, shirts) is sold during our exhibits.


Art Connection Studio hosts a variety of art-making workshops for corporations, businesses, and members of the community.