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The Studio at Living Opportunities is a lively hub for creativity and connection open to all individuals across the Rogue Valley. Our workshops in painting, music, and other art forms are designed to be accessible for all community members, including those experiencing disabilities.

We believe that art speaks a universal language that becomes more meaningful the more it is shared. We hope you’ll join our colorful arts community by dropping by for a workshop, visiting our gallery, or attending a special event like furnARTure.

Whether helping with guitar and keyboard lessons, offering artistic advice, or simply engaging in friendly conversation, you will find that volunteering at the Studio at Living Opportunities is an incredibly rewarding experience. Even if you can’t carry a tune, or your self-portrait looks like a smiley face, don’t hesitate to join us! Artistic experience is not necessary. Please contact Olive Fry to learn more.

Come see the magic of the Studio in person! Browse our collection of local art available for purchase, with all proceeds going toward the artist and sustaining the Studio! Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am – 4pm.

For additional information regarding The Studio and how you can help, contact Dan Mish, Director  @ 541.772.1503

Our Mission

The Studio at Living Opportunities provides workshops, instruction and events to promote independence, individuality, creativity and an income for artists with a wide range of disabilities. We strive to share the unique talents of the artists through the belief that creative expression is the common thread that joins us all.

An Inclusive Community Arts Center

“The light is shining bright at The Studio. Something I always dreamed of is at last coming true; a place where artists with disabilities can release their feelings through the visual arts. What a worthy cause that is!”
– Kim Novak, artist & actress

FEATURED STUDIO ARTISTS

CLICK ON THE ARTIST TO VIEW THEIR GALLERY

studio_dan_with_studentsHistory 

Established in 2004, The Studio began as a social enterprise to ­­­enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, but has grown to become an art gallery and workshop open to everyone in the community. Today, 32 South Central Ave in Downtown Medford buzzes with the creative energy of artists and musicians throughout the week. Artists’ talents are nurtured by Studio Director Dan Mish, a fine artist who has been featured in major U.S. galleries and in collections worldwide.

The Studio regularly exhibits fine art in galleries throughout Southern Oregon. Artists and their works are featured in the media, at art shows, and community celebrations.  Studio artists have won competitions and have been awarded cash prizes, with their art displayed at the Smithsonian Institute and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Building on its success in the visual arts, The Studio began offering a music program in 2016.  The School of Rock provides community members of all abilities an opportunity to explore the guitar and keyboard in a supportive learning environment at a very affordable price.

The Studio is located at 32 South Central Avenue in downtown Medford. For additional information regarding The Studio and how you can help, contact Dan Mish @ 541.261.5289.

Living Opportunities services are funded primarily by state and federal monies focused on Developmental Disabilities.  For information regarding eligibility for funding, contact Jackson County Developmental Disabilities Services 140 S Holly St  Medford OR 97504  541-774-8205

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