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Rainbow Artists

Video Courtesy of TigerLily Media

Rainbow Artists: Art and Autism across the Spectrum is an educational initiative designed exclusively for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). While children with ASD struggle with verbal communication, social relations, and sensory development, creative art-making activities enable them to foster new means of self-expression and communication. Utilizing three educational components—art studio, galleries, and MOCA’s ArtExplorium Loft—the Rainbow Artists program harnesses art and art-making activities as means of promoting expression and social interaction among children with ASD and their teachers, caregivers, and peers. Created in 2007, this unique program and its results have been nationally recognized by museum associations and health care providers alike.

For more information about the program contact MOCA’s Education Department at 904-620-3225 or EMiron[at]

Rainbow Artist Presenting Sponsor:
The Petway Family Foundation

Rainbow Artist Supporting Sponsor:
Baptist Health
Barefoot Charities
Paul and Carol Condit