Shared Lives Studio Where Art Lives Giving Tuesday

Shared Lives Studio

Shared Lives Studio became a reality in the summer of 2008 when Lori Schoen was hired as a consultant.  Her role was to develop an art studio to employ adults with developmental disabilities to produce fine art that people in our community would want to purchase. Lori researched and visited art studios for developmentally disabled adults; attended seminars; developed possible art projects; and ultimately designed and set up the studio in Maumee, Ohio. In the fall of 2010 a gallery and studio was opened on North Saint Clair Street in downtown Toledo, Ohio.

We are thrilled that the Shared Lives Studio artists are able to share with our community their amazing creativity, talent and abilities.  The studio is committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities to become working artists, and to promote their work as an emerging and increasingly important contribution to the professional art world.


The mission of Lott Industries is to provide skill development and employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

The mission for Shared Lives Studio is to provide artists with developmental disabilities with the means to create and sell their art.