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Studio 700: Seeing the art before the disability

Who is Placer ARC?

Placer ARC was established in 1958 by a group of parents joining together to advocate for the educational rights of their children with special needs. As a result, The Placer County Office of Education opened its first classroom for children with intellectual disabilities in 1959. In 1963 Placer ARC was incorporated and operating as a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status. The parents opened a thrift store to raise funds for future programs and services; in 1964 Placer ARC's first program opened in the basement of a church in Auburn. Today Placer ARC offers distinct programs to individuals with special needs: Adult Achievement Center, On the Go and On the Go Youth, Roseville Adult Center and Studio 700 Center for the Arts.


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Yolanda Reyes

In January 2017, the Race and Cultural Equity Task Force, established to ensure that the policies and procedures of the Arts Commission are equitable and to create a new cultural equity statement, convened for the first time. As one of sixteen members of the public appointed to serve on the Task Force Yolanda helped cultivate a boarder understanding of equal access to the arts for her community. After six months, the work concluded with the adoption of the Arts Commission’s new Cultural Equity Statement. Click the SMAC logo for a link to the Creative Economy Plan and Statement on page 46.


Who do we serve?

Studio 700 Center for the Arts serves adults with Intellectual and developmental disabilities who are interested in working in an art studio their work. Which emphasizes the value of the professional artist. Through their art they will gain consideration for others, practical teamwork experience, basic life skills, and feel the excitement and joy that comes with creative expression.

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