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Merchant street Art Gallery of Artists With Autism

Art Speaks Louder Than Words


What We Do

Merchant St. Art Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space and art studio dedicated to the creative and professional development of artists on the autism spectrum.

We provide the resources, training, and community support needed for our artists to realize their creative potential and make great work.

Get Involved

Merchant St. Art Gallery brings the neuro-divergent and neuro-typical communities of Kankakee, IL together by providing a welcoming space for artists and audiences to mingle, form friendships, and bond over art. No matter where on the spectrum, we have something for you. 

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Art openings are free and open to the public!  Come experience one of our inspiring events or sign up for one of our classes available to the public.


Become a Member

Have an idea for the gallery? Want to meet the artists? Become a member! Everyone we meet has a talent to share. 


Make a Donation

We are entirely volunteer run. Donations go directly to art classes, supplies, teachers, and outreach!