The League Education & Treatment Center’s LAND Gallery is a unique, nonprofit day habilitation program for adult artists with neurological diversities. Located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, LAND (League Artist Natural Design) was founded in 2005 by CEO Hannah Achtenberg Kinn, with the assistance of LAND's curator, Matthew Bede Murphy. The LAND program is designed to nurture the talents of participating artists, while integrating individuals into the community as professional artists.
Monday - Friday: 8am to 3pm
Saturday: By Appointment
Frequently Asked Questions
Who gets the money when I buy art from LAND?
Half the proceeds from any sale go to the artist who created the artwork. The other half goes to funding the LAND program, which helps us purchase the supplies and equipment that support the artists' activities. As a nonprofit organization, the money we take in from the art we sell accounts for a fraction of the total costs of our programming. While a portion of our costs are supported by state funding, we rely on the generosity of private donors as well.
Is that entire thing made out of tin foil?
Yep. With few exceptions, Dean's work is constructed entirely of foil, albeit in different grades and weights.
This place is cool. How can I volunteer?
If you're an artist, you can apply to our visiting artist program.
Yeah, but I'm not an artist. What can I do to help out?
Lots! Subscribing to our newsletter is a good place to start. We'll let you know when we throw a party, and you can come hang out with us. You can also spread the word by writing a review on yelp or checking in on foursquare. We rely on stuff like that to let people know we're here. And every time someone likes on of our artists' photos on instagram or reblogs their artwork on tumblr, we share that with them and they love it.
The [painting/drawing/sculpture] I wanted on the website sold before I could buy it! What can I do?
Tell us about it. While all the artwork is one-of-a-kind, most of our artists will do multiple versions on a particular theme and we have more artwork than we can put on display at any time on the site (or on the walls of our gallery). We may have something similar to what you saw, or it may be possible to commission a new piece by the artist.
The LAND program services adult artists with disabilities. Qualifying participants will have a development disability as well as a secondary psychiatric diagnosis. All incoming artists must have an assigned MSC (social worker). All individuals who attend LAND are artists prior to entering the program. Prospective artists must be prepared to present a portfolio of work during the initial meeting with staff.
At this time, the LAND program is full, and there is a waiting list for admission. However, if you feel you or someone you know would be a good fit for LAND, contact the gallery to speak with a staff member.
If you have a child or young adult with special needs, contact The League Education & Treatment Center to learn more about enrollment in a program suited to their needs.