Performing & Visual Arts

The women's creative experiences encourage the development of imagination, motor skills, interpersonal relationships, and cooperation.

Riverbrook residents participate in a variety of arts and performance activities sponsored by the award-winning Community Access to the Arts (CATA). This program builds bridges between the arts, human service providers, and the public at large. Through the programs offered by Community Access to the Arts, Riverbrook women have learned to do weaving, painting, clay sculpting juggling, drumming, tap dancing and performance in a variety of productions.

Some residents have also expanded their performance skills through drama with members of Shakespeare & Co. These experiences encourage the development of imagination, fine and gross motor skills, interpersonal relationships, and cooperation. Riverbrook women have participated in CATA’s annual performances and were selected to perform in the VSA International Arts Festival, which is an affiliate of The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Community Access to the Arts Program - Video