SlingShot is an art studio and gallery for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to create and sell art. 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.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our studio and gallery will be closed until further notice. We will reopen when the State of California as well as the agencies overseeing the licensing of our services allow us to resume normal operations.
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.
The studio and gallery are currently closed to the public.
Our typical hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30a to 4:30p.
220 W Canon Perdido, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Kelly Cottrell, Studio Manager