The Mobile Art Program delivers art activities to seniors and adults with disabilities living in Austin, Texas. MAP provides people with ways to cope with what is happening in their lives. Art becomes the vehicle for expression, developing relationships, as well as for integrating experiences that may be difficult to understand. Our goals are to improve the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities by giving them an outlet for creative expression. We restore self-esteem, build friendships, and increase their cognitive skills leading to stabilization in overall health. We concentrate our efforts in low-income areas of the city. Mobile Art provides activities in three different areas: low-income nursing homes, Alzheimer respite programs and adult day programs.
All of our programs are FREE as our goal is to reach those who otherwise would not have access to art lessons. We are a tax exempt, 501(c)3 organization.
On Dec 12th, 2015, 31 visiting Fulbright Scholars joined the Mobile Art staff for a morning of art activities with the residents of the Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, the home to over 200 seniors and adults with disabilities in East Austin. The scholars engaged the residents in holiday themed art projects plus sorted and wrapped gifts donated by the St Edward's University School of Behavioral & Social Sciences. The gifts were held and distributed to those residents in need on Christmas morning.