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 the Aspire family, the value of ART360, it’s importance to our newly formed organization and the people we support remains the same.
Video, a 2019 DotCOMM Awards, Gold Award winner, courtesy of STREET LEVEL STUDIO, Highwood, IL

Aspire ART360 | Art that Includes

ART360 began as an opportunity for program participants to explore their creativity and talents and the artwork that was done proved to be amazing. Visiting guest were so impressed they commission artwork for their homes and companies. Their positive response resulted in our expanding to include in-stock artwork and “brand enhancement art” for corporate identity programs.

The artists work together in small groups or paint individually, experimenting and incorporating techniques, colors, images and textures resulting in unique, one-of-a-kind art sold through our gallery. When commissioned art is requested, concepts are developed tailored to the client. ART360 art is on display in Washington D.C. and is being purchased by corporations, the hospitality industry and community members.

As a flourishing enterprise ART360 has created an alternative way from traditional employment for the artists to earn an income and a platform for awareness and community inclusion for people with disabilities and/or mental illness.

It has been said that the purpose of art is to produce thinking, the process of introspection, and different levels of contemplation. When a person inquiries about an ART360 painting displayed in a home or business and learns it was painted by someone with a disability that piece of art has the opportunity to do what art does best ― broaden a perspective.

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.

Please CLICK HERE if you would like to learn more about ART360 or to make an appointment to view artwork at the Killian Gallery. 

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY  |  Organic and sustainable choices

Wood: Sustainable wood 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 has a significant recycled content and is an excellent choice for frames, especially when working in a larger format. All aluminum waste from manufacturing process is recycled, and when done, the frame aluminum can be recycled.

Canvas:  We offer the choice of 100% Certified Organic raw cotton canvas, 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 offered option.

Other: We now offer alternatives to canvas, utilizing sustainable resourced materials with handmade finishes and unique textures to use as a canvas for our artwork. Custom finishes available. 

AN OPPORTUNITY  |  Support alternative employment options 

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