Every year 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. On Thursday October 4th 2018, 90 people gathered at Third Space Coffee to commemorate the artists and show support for mental health in our community.
Art will be displayed for the month of October at Third Space Coffee. Please contact us directly if you wish to purchase a piece!
*70% of each piece sold goes directly to the artist and 30% supports the ArtWorks Studio in our Wellness Development Centre.
|The theme for the 2018 Artists Among Us art gala was Encompassing Compassion. It is inspired by the Medicine Wheel and will foster the exploration of life, balance, and love through the colors of the wheel and a variety of art mediums.|
|More about ArtWorks: The ArtWorks Studio is a
comfortable and welcoming space for an adventure in
learning new skills, to have an avenue for self-expression
and to 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 presenting sponsor:
To sponsor the 2019 Artists Among Us art gala please contact Shari Slattery, Fund Development Manager.