Portal Inc.
Art Applause

The Portal creative arts program – Art Applause – started in 2007 as a way to involve individuals in a creative experience, using their eyes, arms, hands and wrists while sharing conversations, laughter and movement and creating something beautiful.  Some pieces are the work of a single artist, most are collaborative efforts, allowing the artists to feel more connected to their community.


Art Exhibits


"Art for Life II" Art Show, was held at the Blue Heron Artisan's Gallery in Port Washington during the month of January. Congratulations to the award recipients. Artwork featuring the amazing creative talent of individuals with disabilities.

Since the launch of Art Applause, several art exhibits have occurred including North Shore Bank, Ozaukee Bank (now BMO Harris Bank); the Cedarburg Chocolate Factory Restaurant; 5-Corners Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep in Cedarburg.

Visit Art Applause at over the Coming Months throughout Ozaukee County!

Commissioned Pieces:
T.J. Hale Company (Menomonee Falls) and Kleen Test Products (Port Washington) have commissioned Art Applause to create mural-sized paintings using colors, sizes, textures and a variety of materials that are compatible with the décor of their business establishments.

How Can You Support?

We welcome volunteers who are interested in sharing time and/or talent by teaching and demonstrating new techniques and media. We also appreciate the donation of money or art supplies to help sustain this productive and valuable program.