The Koegel Autism Center and members of the Creative Club and Community invite anyone and everyone to "Unmasking Through Art," UCSB’s 3rd annual neurodivergent-curated art show, by and for those who think differently. All are welcome, regardless of one’s diagnosis or participation in the neurodivergent movement.

We are urgently seeking artists, musicians, and performers working with any and all forms of art - including painting, writing, drawing, spoken word, sculpture, music, digital work, photography, video, and more! 

The topics or content behind any works submitted DO NOT need to be related to the subject of neurodiversity. We welcome everyone to share their experience of thinking differently as it relates to creating art.

The show opens Thursday, December 7, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Koegel Autism Center on the UCSB campus. Participating artists will have the opportunity to place their artworks for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist.

Artists and performers who would like to participate in the show should complete this Google Form. Please email with any questions.

The goal of the "Unmasking Through Art" show is to uplift neurodivergent artists and members of our greater Santa Barbara community who identify with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, epilepsy, hyperlexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, OCD, Tourette syndrome, and more. Sociologist Judy Singer, who created the term “neurodivergent,” originally intended the term to focus on the positive aspects of alternative ways of thinking and learning. Instead of an emphasis on deficits, impairments, and disorders, her hope was to move toward understanding and embracing the diversity and capabilities of all people.