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.
This year’s theme is Seeking To Understand: To have everyone listen, learn and care. It is our hope the exhibit will serve to challenge assumptions about people with mental health issues; helping to remove the stigma; and pave the way toward a more mentally healthy Kelowna.
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.
*This is a free event. Pre-registration is required