ALL ACCESSible Tours
Mornings & Afternoons
Our new ALL ACCESSible program provides a casual yet in-depth look at the unique spaces and visual-art that make up The Banana Factory. The gallery spaces will be open for a no-cost, semi-guided tour. Hands-on experiences will provide opportunities for anyone that benefits from a sensory friendly approach.
ACCESSible Gallery Spaces
Two spacious galleries provide the opportunity to visually explore art in a calm environment with dim lighting and low auditory stimulation.
The Banko Gallery features art around the themes of Social Justice and Community Art.
A Cozy Meditation area in the corner of this gallery will provide a space to sit and relax. Sketching and journaling materials are available in this space and may be used throughout the tour.
The Crayola Gallery is a large multi-purpose art and creative space with large windows that allow for natural sunlight. This unique venue showcases 5 regional and national exhibitions a year.
Sensory Art Space
The ALL ACCESSible tours provide attendees access to our Sensory Art/ Living Art exhibition and Touch Collection. This artwork was commissioned specifically for individuals that benefit from a hands-on approach to experiencing art. Multiple pieces by Fiber artist Mallory Zondag will be featured and they are meant to be touched, worn, and manipulated. Participants are welcome to relax and explore this space at their leisure.
The tours have been planned to promote a successful and enjoyable time for everyone involved. Pre-visit materials are available to assist in preparing attendees and familiarizing groups with our layout and available resources. The pre-visit materials will provide advanced exposure to the visual icons located throughout the tour.
To ensure safe numbers and provide a sensory friendly environment, registration is required for our ALL ACCESSible tours program for groups with five or more participants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Banana Factory
Caregiving, whether as a career or in your personal life, can be rewarding. However, sustained, and unsupported caregiving can lead to burnout and compassion fatigue. Restorative heARTs provides group members the opportunity to connect with others while prioritizing self-care through arts and wellness experiences. This is a bi-weekly drop-in group with no commitment. It is led by Expressive Arts Therapy student, Hilari Stahler. This group is an extension of the ALL ACCESSible program with the recognition that this group will promote self-care and wellness rather than therapy.