The mission of the Canvas is to promote an inclusive arts community that engages people of all ages and abilities. We provide opportunities for all members of the Juneau community to create art at all skill levels, ages, and abilities and strive to engage people who experience disabilities in all aspects of our programming.

Founded in 2006 as the community outreach program for REACH, an independent non-profit organization serving people who experience disabilities since 1970, The Canvas continues to provide community engagement services. Through the generous support and open mindedness of our community, REACH has been able to serve people with disabilities in a more engaging and inclusive way. Daily interactions between artists with disabilities and other community artists provide invaluable experiences in education for both.