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Inclusive Community Arts Programs

Breaking Down Barriers & Building Bridges Through Art

Art & life can deliver a beautiful intersection of inclusivity and joy. ALSO’s Community Arts programs have continued to gain momentum and high value in the communities they are part of. Our signature program in Troutdale that was founded in 1997 has been a flagship model on how to bring together the power of community to help us with those we support. Our newest program in Klamath Falls is quickly becoming one the most cherished monthly event in town. The creative expression demonstrated by individuals experiencing disabilities never ceases to amaze us. The work brings a whole new dimension to empowerment and confidence not to mention the huge contributions to the communities they embrace.

We Believe

ALSO Arts is a community arts program, studio, and gallery located in Troutdale, Oregon. It is a foundation and pillar of ALSO’s programs and services committed to the full inclusion of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We believe in providing accessible art opportunities, training, expression, and production.

How ALSO Arts Works

During COVID ALSO artists are staying connected and collaborating virtually. We look forward to sharing their collaborative work and announcing our reopening. We’ll see you in the gallery soon. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. We look forward to sharing our accessible creative studio space and gallery with you again soon. Featuring our artists in the rotating gallery exhibits and during Troutdale’s First Friday.

Let’s Work Together

Reach out to Chaz Volavka via email at or phone at (503) 758-8576. We are located at 305 East Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale, Oregon.

The mission of this gallery is to promote art and artists in the local community. All artists are challenged to create from their heart. That is what makes this gallery so very special. It has tremendous heart.

— Marlaine Grimm McGee

Let’s Make Heart Work a Reality For Those Experiencing Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Schedule a tour today to see first hand how ALSO’s Heart Work comes to life. Experience the vision, the people we support, and meet our Heart Work Advocates. To schedule a tour, contact Sarah Cinquini via email at or by phone at (503) 753-1239.

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