One-of-a-kind artwork created by individuals with disabilities looks great hanging on the walls of your home or makes for a great gift.

One-of-a-kind treasures.

People stop by the Gaining Grounds Coffee House locations  where Art by ADEC is on display and for sale thinking they will find simple crafts created by the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities we serve. Instead, they are treated to amazing works of art.

In fact, many of the individuals we serve are commissioned artists whose paintings have been hung in art galleries and major hotel chains.

Art by ADEC is created by the individuals served in ADEC’s five Day Service locations, where dedicated staff help individuals explore new vocations like baking, painting, ceramics, textiles and cardmaking.

When you purchase Art by ADEC, 50% of the purchase price goes to the artists involved and the other half goes back to ADEC’s art program so more people can explore their creativity.

You can now purchase your art online for scheduled pickup at our Gaining Grounds coffee house located in Bristol or stop by for a coffee and to browse a collection of colorful, whimsical and one-of-a-kind Art by ADEC.


“We’ve had a lot of people come in who want to meet the artist that made their painting or sculpted their pottery. That’s just been a really cool way for us to be a part of the community. I love to see how the artist blossom when they’re given a chance.”

Ruth Yankey, team leader
of purchase price goes back to the ADEC artist

    Art with a heart.

    Art is universal.

    Your gift of creativity provides the individuals we serve with art supplies to create and add beauty to our world.