Want to commission an original piece of artwork from one of our artists? Contact us 

30 day notice please

 

General Inquiries

 

InsideOutStudio@butlerdd.org

Community Services Director

 

Sherry Dillon

sldillon@butlerdd.org

 

 

Art Education Coordinator

 

Stephen Smith

sasmith@butlerdd.org

 

InsideOut Studio

140 High Street

Hamilton, Ohio 45011

 

(513) 857-5658

 

Retail Hours:

 

Mon-Fri: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

InsideOut Studio is supported by a partnership with the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. We provide an opportunity for artists with disabilities to produce, market, and receive an income from their art; while gaining confidence in their abilities.

 

Our Studio

InsideOut Studio provides a supportive studio environment for artists with developmental disabilities. Recently we opened our first retail store and moved our art studio into the adjacent space. Here, they receive individualized attention from staff that are professional working artists. InsideOut Studio provides quality art materials in many mediums such as glass, clay, painting, mosaics and other mixed media. We provide adaptive equipment and teaching methods based on our artist’s specific needs allowing for the least restrictive environment in the studio. Our staff expose our artists to the works of well known artists, exhibitions and art history. We are open to experimenting with any media that our artists would like to explore.

 

InsideOut Studio is supported through a partnership with the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. We have around 50 artists that work in the studio on a consistent basis, several working independently. Our artists are provided professional opportunities to exhibit and sell their work. Each artist receive 50% of all their artworks sold, the remaining 50% goes back into the studio budget to pay for supplies and operational expenses.

 

Purpose

InsideOut Studio and Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities are here to support individuals to successfully live, work and learn in the community. We provide meaningful opportunities, based on individual choices, which support a person's ability to live a purposeful life.

History

InsideOut Studio was conceived in 2006 by a team of Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities staff. After consulting several professional artists, similar studios and writing grants to both the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, studio staff were hired and InsideOut Studio began.

 

Since the beginning our studio has grown rapidly, including opening our retail store and moving the studio into the adjacent space. We are now a part of a bustling business district. We continue to exhibit in galleries throughout the area including The Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Middletown Arts Center, Oxford Community Arts Center, Fairfield Community Arts Center, The Pendleton, Art Beyond Boundaries, Town and Country Fine Arts Center, and Venue 222. We have partnered with area business to exhibit our artwork, some of these are, Fort Hamilton Hospital, Butler County Educational Service Center, Straight Shot Coffee, Kona Bistro, and Mercy Health Partners. We participate in area art shows, Operation Pumpkin, Pyramid Hills Fine Arts Show, Lakota East Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, Barker Ornaments, Hueston Woods Fine Arts Show, and Fairfield Art in the Park.

 

InsideOut Studio continues to expand and we have a growing array of original, one of a kind, beautiful artwork. We realize there are many new and exciting opportunities for our artists both locally and nationally that will mutually benefit partnering organizations.

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