Courage Kenny’s “Art of Possibilities” Goes Virtual
The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley is a virtual ghost town right now. Every year in the springtime they host the “Art of Possibilities” Art Show and Sale. Have no fear because this year it is still going to go on thanks to hard work and ingenuity.
Courage Kenny is one of the largest rehabilitation centers in the country. It is a nonprofit organization.
“We rely on community support to be able to offer many different types of programs and services that are outside what insurance might pay for or cover in someones rehabilitation,” said Megan Muske, president of the Courage Kenny Foundation. “This art show helps us to fund raise a little bit for our programs and services at Courage Kenny but most of the purchase price goes directly to the artist. We are just all about helping to promote these artists.”
Many art shows canceled this year
Muske says this year the show has 175 local and national artists who all have a disability. While the show acts as a fundraiser, it’s also an opportunity for visitors to view the art and learn more about what happens at Courage Kenny.
“But, just knowing the visitor restrictions in place, with COVID-19 and the governor’s stay at home order, we knew pretty quickly that we had to pivot and move to an online show, which we’ve never done before. We were confident that we could do it and honestly, so far it’s been so great,” said Muske.
New this year
On the website, you can view video content that artists submitted. You can hear directly from the artists, which could give you more information than you’d normally get in a show.
“So this actually gives you more information and makes you feel even more connected to the art you might want to purchase,” said Muske.
The website can walk you step by step through a purchase.
Purchasing art from the “Art of Possibilities” show is very simple. It’s similar to any online shopping experience.