Located in downtown Gardiner, Spindleworks Art Center Gardiner is a shared community space that offers workshops, exhibits, events and creative activities to artists of all abilities. The studio and gallery space is located in historic downtown at 221 Water Street Gardiner, Maine, has a mission to assist artists with intellectual disabilities in obtaining full and inclusive lives in their chosen community.
Artistic Growth: Supported individuals receive mentorship from professional artists to develop skills to find their artistic voice and share their work with the community.
Education and Exhibition: We see art making as a form of communication. We seek to connect our artists with the community through hosting art exhibitions and collaboratively working on public programming. Our inclusion at the Harlow provides moments for artistic professional development, social engagement, and self-representation in the community. Furthermore, being immersed in the operations of an art gallery increases confidence and independence in the individual we serve.
Studio: We offer a safe and supportive work environment with access to plenty of space, materials, and artistic mentorship. Our mediums include painting and drawing, textiles and weaving, writing and poetry.
To learn more about Spindleworks Gardiner you can visit their website at Spindleworks Arts Center