The Arc Baton Rouge is a fantastic program created to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities through advocacy, residential assistance, vocational training, and recreational activities. One of their recreational arts programs turned into ArcArts.

ArcArts started off as a way for adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves creatively. Artists were supplied with the means to make simple, colorful watercolor paintings, and then were able to block print other shapes and designs onto the paintings. The results were so stunning that each artist was able to create their own line of salable works.

Here are some of the items you’ll see at their booth on October 6th:

  • Block-printed note cards, tea towel sets, t-shirts, and tote bags
  • Hand-painted 100% silk scarves
  • Seasonal ornaments made from crab and oyster shells

You’ll be able to buy their work at the Faire, and some of ArcArts’ artists will be there demonstrating their creative processes. Don’t miss out!