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The Collective

Avivo ArtWorks Collective

Avivo ArtWorks supports dedicated artists who are committed to strengthening their professional artist skills and goals. They are organized to create art in community and challenge stigmas related to mental illness. Artists in this group have access to extended studio time, art supplies, career planning, specialized peer support, help developing and maintaining an artistic resume and statement, and exhibition opportunities. Each artist has a work space in the studio and benefits from Avivo ArtWorks promotions.

Membership is based on an application process. Membership is currently at capacity; we are not accepting applications as this time.

Many collective members first begin to access the art program by becoming community support program (CSP) members and start attending Open Studio hours.


The Collective’s Mission:

“As a collective of artists, we embrace diversity, build community and present publicly. In doing so, we are challenging mental health stigma, and demonstrating that people living with mental illness can achieve success in art and life. We also aim towards building personal leadership, encouraging individuality, and supporting one another in our lives and in recovery.”

The following artists listed below are current members of the collective (Each artist is featured with an image and artist statement with a link to their Flickr portfolio):

If you are interested in purchasing artwork while viewing artist portfolios or requesting a commission, please contact Jes Reyes at (612)752-8282 or jes.reyes@avivomn.org.