Our mission
To promote creativity, dignity and community for people with special needs through art.

Our vision
A community that supports the creative abilities of individuals with special needs.

The Donna Lexa Art Centers currently serve adults and teens with cognitive and physical disabilities, as well as individuals with mental health concerns. In addition, we provide art classes for senior citizens dealing with the challenges of aging.

Involvement in our art programming strengthens self-esteem, fosters independence, and provides new ways to express feelings. Art develops creative and critical thinking, which not only teaches our student artists new skills, but also provides a sense of well-being and enjoyment.

Learn about our current Programs/Classes

Learn more about what our programming means to our participants through this video, created by Blackwell Arts and the Ralph Pabst Co.:

Donna Lexa Art Centers – our stories from Donna Lexa Art Centers on Vimeo.


Congratulations to Dan Campbell and Russell Dieball who both had artwork accepted into The Harvey A. Stevens International Collection of Art by People with Developmental Disabilities at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Dan submitted a watercolor and marker piece, “Untitled”. Russell submitted a watercolor piece, “Sunset Beyond the Lighthouse”.



In the case of severe weather, we will generally follow the public schools in cancelling classes during the school year, and our instructors will make a decision based on student safety during the summer. We will attempt to notify all students of closings.

We will always post our closings on Today’s TMJ4,  under the business closings for the county in which the class takes place. We will also post it here on our website, and we will have a message on our phone, so you can call 262-521-2292 to confirm a closing at any of our locations.