Art Exhibition

Participants are all artists with intellectual disabilities coming from the countries participating in the 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games.
A jury of famous Belgian artists, art critics and experts will decide who will be invited to attend the SO2014 Art Exhibition in Antwerp. The selected works will be exposed for the complete duration of the Games and then sold during an auction.


There are about 200 million people with intellectual disabilities around the world.

Special Olympics reaches out to them through training, competitions, health screenings and fund-raising events. The organization strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.

Special Olympics also wants to draw the attention to other talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Belgium has always been a great supporter of adding cultural touches to the pallet of Special Olympics activities. Hence, Special Olympics Belgium  has a long history in stimulating art and organising art exhibitions for artists with intellectual disability.

The 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games is  the perfect opportunity to widen the view of the world on the skills of people with intellectual disabilities. The ‘Games of the Heart’ give us an even greater chance to display their creations and works of art and, at the same time, raise funds for Special Olympics.

So, welcome to the exhibition “Art of the Heart”. Enjoy the works of 44 artists coming from 14 different countries in Europe and Eurasia.

Interested in buying a work?

All works are available for a minimum price of € 130,00.  We warmly welcome every donation exceeding this amount. Christie’s has selected a small number of works for auction on September 19. Also, the Flemish Government, the Province of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp will each offer an award to an outstanding artist. 

If you decide to buy one of the works, your gift goes straight to the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program.

  • 2/09/2014 : Opening Art Exhibition
  • 19/09/2014 : Auction & Finissage Art Exhibition   

Art Exhibition – Belgian artists

During the Games the Belgian part of the Art expo is exhibited at Antwerp Expo.
Dates: 4th till 19th September
Opening hours: Daily, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Art Exhibition – Belgian artists

Another expo, at the art gallery of Sibelco in Mol, close to the Olympic Village, also contains artwork by Belgian artists.
Location: ‘t Kristallijn, Blauwe Keidreef 3
Dates: 4th till 19th September
Opening hours: Daily, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

To watch the full gallery of artworks, please visit our Facebook page.


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