Hi, I’m Alex. Welcome to my non-profit organization. We promote access to the arts for people with disabilities through an integrated arts community model. We provide special experiences to premier Broadway shows, and are moving to develop workshops and performance opportunities in art, music and theater where individuals with disabilities are able to shine. Learn more about the history of Alex Haunty’s Theater And Arts Fund, Inc. (AHTAFI).
video by James Ewing
Art Commission for American Family Children's Hospital
Alex revealed six new paintings in October 2016 as part of a commission he did for the American Family Children's Hospital called Paintings of Love to Bring Hope and Healing, expressing his heart for others to feel loved, be encouraged, be healed and to have hope. Read more.
A portion of all proceeds from commissions go to AHTAFI.
Alex loves to do commissions and would be happy to meet with you and talk about a possible painting. This is partly how he funds taking friends with disabilities to Broadway shows each year.
See more of Alex’s art, cards and other fun stuff to buy and help support AHTAFI.
Going to Broadway Musicals
In 2019, Alex took his friends with disabilities to The King and I at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison Wisconsin. Inspiring Hope Ministries had a workshop where they learned the song "Getting To Know You" and they performed it at a reception for the play. 2020, with COVID-19, we won't be able to go to the theater together but are making plans for when Broadway comes to the Overture Center again!
Since 2011, AHTAFI has raised over $50,000 worth of tickets and taken hundreds of young adults with cognitive disabilities to Broadway shows. See more about the shows.
Hometown Hero Award
Alex was awarded the 2017 Hometown Hero Award by the Wisconsin State Assembly on September 14, 2017. Dianne Hesselbein nominated Alex saying "Alex loves painting and creating wonderful pieces of original art. As an artist he has become a hero in our community by creating opportunities for others to enjoy the arts as well." Listen to Alex's speech.
John Stofflets gave Alex the NBC-15 January 2017 Making a Difference Award during the January 29, 2017 reception at the Overture Center for the Arts after The Phantom of the Opera performance. What an honor! See the NBC15 video.
A Night of Surprises
At a special celebration in May 2018, Alex surprised retiring Overture Center President and CEO Ted Dedee with a special gift, thanking Mr. Dedee for all his support as an artist.
Mr. Dedee then surprised Alex by presenting him the"Star of Touring Broadway," for sharing his love of the arts. This is a national award offered by the Broadway League to honor those who have supported and enriched the Broadway Series in their hometowns. See the video story on NBC15
Join us in making a difference by helping create access to the arts for people with disabilities and giving them the opportunity to shine. Donate online through PayPal.