To Inspire and Liberate the Human Spirit Through the Arts
Founded by Patty Mitchell in 1998, Passion Works Studio is a collaborative community arts center located in Athens, Ohio. At the heart and soul of Passion Works is a core group of artists with developmental differences. People who were historically perceived as unemployable non-viable citizens, are today creating visual evidence of the depth and wealth of the creative human spirit. This collective creates wildly imaginative & beautiful conceptually powerful works of art. More important than what is produced is how the collaborative practice encourages connection, purpose and belonging for the individual artists and the community at large.
“We all need connection and purpose to thrive and the studio respects individual expression while offering the benefit of working within a collaborative/connected environment. Creating connection for anyone who was perceived through their differences and now recognized for their strengths, talents and uniqueness is liberating.”