• To Inspire and Liberate the Human Spirit Through the Arts

To Inspire and Liberate the Human Spirit Through the Arts

To Inspire and Liberate the Human Spirit Through the Arts

Passion Works Studio is a collaborative community arts center located in Athens, Ohio at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. At the heart and soul of Passion Works is a core group of working artists with developmental differences. This collective creates aesthetically and conceptually powerful works of art. More important than what is produced is how the collaborative practice encourages connection, purpose and belonging for the individual artists and the community at large. 

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Passion Works

Together While Apart

Art Products and the Passion Works Approach

We are dedicated to and fascinated with: 

-Responding to the artwork created by the Passion Works core artists as inspiration for design.

-The core artists are individuals with developmental differences.

-Upcycling materials.

-The Passion Works color palette.

-The collaborative process. Our core artists blend their talents and work alongside local professional artists.

-Developing a vibrant cottage industry, comprised of makers from Appalachian Ohio, to create unique handmade products.

Passion Works products are bright, fun, and funky. No two handmade items are exactly alike but there are consistencies. The size, shape and color palette are consistent while the overall texture and combination of colors will vary.

For example: Passion Flowers are made from newspaper printing plates. Sheets of aluminum, the size of a broadsheet newspaper, are cleaned, given a coat of paint and then Passion Works artists add what they like (polka dots, animals, stories, numbers, houses). The design encourages the freedom of exploration. The metal is then cut down into petal shapes and screwed into a block of wood creating the three-dimensional Passion Flower. The shape and size of the Passion Flower is consistent, but each flower is unique with a celebration of the creative spirit. 

Passion Works is an art studio and a production house. We respect the creative process and design products that we enjoy making and tap into the creative abundance in all the makers.

When you receive your Passion Works pieces - there will be delightful surprises and evidence of our mission: “To Inspire and Liberate the Human Spirit Through the Arts”

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Board

Accessibility Statement

Passion Works is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone.   


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Passion Works site. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the Passion Works site.  

Phone: 740-592-3673

E-mail: patty@passionworks.org

Address: 20 East State St., Athens OH, 45701 

We try to respond to feedback within five business days. 


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