March 31 - April 2, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Call for Art Registration is now open!
Registration forms are due FEBRUARY 28, 2020 by 5:00PM
101 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids MI, 49503

ACTion Art is an annual exhibit that empowers adult artists with disabilities to display their art in a professional gallery format, and allows them to market and sell their work within the larger community. Each year, close to 100 adult artists with disabilities are featured in ACTion Art.

 2019 ACTion Art Winners

Jurors' Choice

Letting Go

by Abigail Branham

Abigail Branham

"This monoprint began as an attempt at a simple abstract design. To my surprise, I found something quite different. As I studied this piece, I saw a person reclining on the left and a small child taking its first steps to the right. I see a parent watching their child taking his first steps. I think the sweetness of the subject matter is enhanced by the beautiful fuchsia color of the ink."


by Scott Yukio Fergus

Scott Yukio Fergus

"My mom calls the painting Curios.  I like the different things Mrs. Balks-Russell had on her shelves.  I especially like the animal figures.  I like painting at her house because she has so many interesting things.  I enjoy seeing her many houseplants.  She changes where she places the plants.  I included some of the plants in this painting."

Newspaper Tom

by Penny Phelan

Penny Phelan

"My dad, Tom Lewis, was a very busy man. Having seven children, he never had the time to read the newspaper. This is one of the first vacations he had taken after retiring from the Budd Wheel Co., Metal Fabricators, located in his favority city of Detroit. A swing, a glass of iced tea, and a good newspaper read summed up his ideal of relaxation!"

Honorable Mentions

Sea Life

by Phillip Siegel Sr.

Lonely Ghost

by Morgaine Fambrough

The Brown! (A Wounded Spirit Who Can Bear)

by Greg Z

Autumn Owl the Forest Sage aka Funky Feathered Forest Friend 

by Leanne VandenBos

Youth Choice

Father and Son

by Devin Cariano

Red Rose

by Rocio Sanchez

Public Choice


by Leonard Robinson

ACTion Art 2020

Alongside the 2019 winners, three ACTion Art 2020 artists will be awarded with a Jurors' Choice Award. Jurors' Choice awardees each receive a cash prize of $300 and will be entered into ArtPrize 2020 (if competition year occurring), with all applicable ArtPrize 2020 entry fees paid for by ACT. 

In addition, one artist will receive the People's Choice award and one winner will receive the Youth Choice award. People's Choice and Youth Choice winners will each receive a cash prize of $100 or may enroll in two ACT classes, valued up to $150. 

Artists Creating Together is hosting an ACTion Art Education Day! ACT invites special education and inclusion classrooms to come for a FREE 1 hour field trip to the ACTion Art exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Participants will be able to view the work of artists with disabilities, meet an artist, and create projects inspired by art in exhibit!

Tuesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 1
One Hour Slots (sign up for a session below!)
Application deadline has now passed.
101 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids MI, 49503

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