Slingshot is an art studio and gallery for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our studio provides space, materials, and facilitation for each artist to develop an independent and meaningful art practice. Creative expression is a powerful avenue for artists living with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make a contribution to contemporary art.
Our artists' work is notable for its uninfluenced raw creativity. Each piece, whether it is a drawing, painting, sculpture or textile, tells a story reflecting the perspective an artist with disabilities. The open studio environment is designed to encourage creative expression. The gallery offers an exhibition space that fosters belonging in the Santa Barbara art community.
Over 30 artists create and sell art at Slingshot.
Learn more about Slingshot at www.slingshotart.org
If you or your family needs support related to services for individuals with I/DD, our Children, Family, and Advocacy team are available to assist you. More information is available here.
Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00a to 4:00p.
The gallery is open to the public.
1911 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Kelly Cottrell, Program Manager