Access Arts Charlottesville / Albemarle

Access Arts Charlottesville/Albemarle promotes and develops opportunities for art and creative expression for people of all ages and abilities, with a focus on serving individuals with disabilities.  

  • Annual Art Exhibits
  • Music Recital
  • Poetry Book
  • Arts Based Outreach Activities to Schools, Assisted Living Facilities and day support programs.
  • Festival of the Book Performances and Presentations


AACA sponsors art workshops at schools, recreation centers and day programs led by artists with and without disabilities. In 2019, over 7,000 participants were involved in these workshops.

Visual Art Displays

March 14 - August 28

Carver Recreation Center
233 4th Street, NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Throughout the year

Albemarle County Office Building
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Enter Written Works in the 2020 Online Literary Publication

Please submit entries by November 1, 2020. Limit 3 entries per qualified participant.

AACA WritersAccess Arts Charlottesville/Albemarle (AACA) is seeking original, previously unpublished poetry and short prose/short story submissions for the 2020 Online Literary Publication. Poems/stories submitted must be suitable language and content for a general audience.  The audience is young people as well as adults. Publication date will be November/December 2020.

Submission Guidelines 

Please submit your poems/short stories via our online submission form. You will receive confirmation of submission. AACA is not responsible for punctuation, spelling or grammatical errors. Please proof before sending! Our editing team may contact you with questions.  Please let us know if you need assistance with your submission. All persons with disabilities and their caregivers and family are welcome to participate. Please share this notice with other eligible poets/writers of short prose/stories. A limited number of hard copies will be available. Please email questions.