Charles Blackwell's paintings hang in the downstairs gallery in the LightHouse Lobby.

LightHouse for the Blind Gallery

The LightHouse for the Blind Gallery is an avenue to highlight the vast depths of creativity and talent in our community, through a series of rotating exhibits by blind artists. The gallery, which resides in the lobby of 1155 Market St., has held dynamic mosaic pieces, photography and multimedia art, and rotates about twice a year. Besides providing aesthetically poignant and culturally impactful art, we aim to challenge conventions of blind ability and ambition through the work on display.

If you are a blind or visually impaired artist, or know someone who is, and would like to show their work in our gallery, please contact Jennifer Sachs at JSachs@lighthouse-sf.org.

Claire Spector

Claire Spector is a legally blind contemporary textile artist. She sews by feel. Her latest exhibit, Blind Stitching: Vis-AbilityTM, is on display in the LightHouse Gallery. Claire’s work is up through December 2019.

Kurt Schwartzmann

Kurt Schwartzmann’s pen, ink, watercolor and acrylic pen multimedia pieces, inspired by and depicting the SF MUNI system, are currently on display in the LightHouse Gallery. Kurt’s work is up through May 2019.

  • LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin and Artist Kurt Schwartzmann stand in front of Kurt's work at the LightHouse Gallery.
    LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin and Artist Kurt Schwartzmann stand in front of Kurt's work at the LightHouse Gallery.

Mary Dignan

Deaf- blind mosaic artist Mary Dignan displayed her lively tactile works at the LightHouse in the summer of 2018.

  • A swirl of pink, blue and orange glass beads flow through the center of a red, heart mosaic on a blue tiled background.
    A swirl of pink, blue and orange glass beads flow through the center of a red, heart mosaic on a blue tiled background.

Alice Wingwall

Blind photographer Alice Wingwall displayed her dynamic, vibrant photographs at the LightHouse in the fall of 2017.

  • A portrait of artist Alice Wingwall.
    A portrait of artist Alice Wingwall.

Charles Blackwell

Longtime LightHouse community member Charles Blackwell displayed his jazz-inspired acrylic paintings in the spring of 2017.

  • A portrait of artist Charles Blackwell in front of his works.
    A portrait of artist Charles Blackwell in front of his works.