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Union County Holds “Art of All Abilities Exhibit” in Observance of Disability Pride Month

In celebration of Disability Pride Month, the Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to visit the 2024 Union County Art of All Abilities Exhibit. The exhibit will showcase 20 original pieces created by Union County residents of all abilities and will be on display throughout the month of July. Residents are welcome to visit the exhibit at the Commissioner’s Gallery, located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth. The gallery is open to the public, free of charge, from Monday to Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

“Our community of individuals with special needs and unique abilities is truly inspirational and talented,” said Union County Commissioner Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded. “We are honored to celebrate their hard work with this exhibit and encourage all residents to show their support and visit the display.”

The artworks were created in classes called “Arts of All Abilities” hosted by the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs. The “Arts of All Abilities” program was launched in 2023 in response to a growing need in the community for inclusive art programs for persons with disabilities, allowing them opportunities to learn new skills, express themselves artistically, and establish connections in their community.

“Throughout Disability Pride Month, the County of Union is proud to highlight the remarkable creativity of our residents,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council. “The Board of County Commissioners continues to champion the potential of every resident, recognizing the transformative impact of these ‘Art of All Abilities’ classes in empowering individuals with disabilities and special needs to proudly showcase their work, symbolizing their unique perspectives and enriching our community with diverse expressions.”

All exhibits displayed at the Commissioners Gallery are coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, a part of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs is a branch of the Division of Individual and Family Support Services of the Union County Department of Human Services. For more information about upcoming programs or events hosted by the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, visit or call 908-527-4781.