Before SAGE Studio opened in January 2017, Austin lacked headquarters for outsider artists – those creating outside the realm/traditional training of contemporary art – with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Co-owners Katie Stahl and Lucy Gross pursue that goal daily by featuring and selling their Texas-based artists’ pieces in an 8- by 10-foot shipping container-turned-Eastside gallery, which doubles as a workspace. The crux of SAGE’s philosophy according to Stahl: “Not everyone who has a disability is a talented artist, and not everyone who does not have a disability is a talented artist – artists are artists.” Couldn't have said it better ourselves.
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