Aspire ART360 is an innovative way to communicate your commitment to inclusion.
We created this video to give viewers a sense of the ART360 program, the artists and the joy and opportunities it brings to them. Although it was created prior to NorthPointe becoming a part of Aspire, the value of ART360, it’s importance to our newly formed organization and the people we support remains the same.
Aspire ART360 is an opportunity for people with disabilities and/or mental illness to explore their creativity and talents and an alternative way from traditional employment to earn income. It began with commissioned artwork but quickly expanded to include “gallery art”, (in-stock art) and “brand enhancement art” (for corporate identity programs).
Artists can work together in small groups or paint individually to create the artwork. Incorporating techniques, colors, images and textures ART360 paintings result in unique works of art. Commissioned works are uniquely tailored to the organization purchasing them; for example, to create the Enterprise pieces, after creating an abstract background artists rolled a car tire across the canvases to reflect the company’s industry.
Completed pieces can be purchased in their original format, or as prints, on mouse pads or other formats. Ready-to-purchase gallery artwork is on display at Aspire’s Lake County Illinois location.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY | Organic and sustainable choices
Wood: These Frames are harvested utilizing sustainable forest practices. All wood scrap are send to a wood recycler and ground up for products (i.e. particle board, etc.). Sawdust is utilized as bedding by farmers.
Aluminum: Aluminum is an excellent choice for frames, especially when you are working in a larger format as it has a significant recycled content. All aluminum waste from manufacturing process is recycled. Additionally, at the end of the paintings life, the frame aluminum can be recycled.
Canvas: We offer the choice of 100% Certified Organic raw cotton canvas. This canvas is a premium grade, 100% organic cotton duck, medium texture canvas that supports organic agriculture.
Paint: Sustainable paint resources and disposed of in a sustainable way is also an option that we offer.
Other: We now offer alternatives to canvas, utilizing sustainable resourced materials with handmade finishes with unique textures to use as a background for our artwork. Custom finishes available.