Thank you for making the 13th Annual Artists Among us art gala a big success!
Every year the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna hosts an evening of art and community as we celebrate the accomplishments of our ArtWorks Studio participants. The Artists Among Us art gala is a celebration of mental health recovery and wellness for people with lived experience.
The theme for 2017 was Seeking To Understand: To have everyone listen, learn and care and the exhibit served to challenge assumptions about people with mental health issues; helping to remove the stigma; and pave the way toward a more mentally healthy Kelowna. We would like to thank Mayor Colin Basran for attending and provide opening remarks and our most sincere gratitude to all who attended.
More about ArtWorks: The ArtWorks Studio is a comfortable and welcoming space for an adventure in learning new skills, have an avenue for self-expression and create art as a pathway to wellness. The studio is a place where we nurture the creative spirit and honour the whole person. Many participants of the ArtWorks Studio have overcome isolation, achieved a sense of belonging and built a stronger connection to the community. The studio offers art classes taught by local artists and covers a wide variety of techniques and mediums that are put to practice during open studio sessions. The overall experience is one of wellness.
Thank you to our 2017 events sponsors
A special thank you to the ArtWorks Studio sponsor