As enters the world of fine art this week, the Internet retail giant is putting a spotlight on artists with developmental disabilities.
Los Angeles-based DAC Gallery — which represents some 140 artists with developmental disabilities — is one of about 150 art galleries and dealers being included in the launch of Amazon Art, a new section of the retail website that features fine art from some of the nation’s top galleries.
DAC Gallery is part of the nonprofit Exceptional Children’s Foundation, which offers a handful of art studios where individuals with developmental disabilities hone their craft. Artists in the program have previously shown their work at the Smithsonian Institution and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., among other venues, officials with the nonprofit said.
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