Avivo ArtWorks



Avivo ArtWorks is a program within Avivo’s Community Support Program (CSP), which supports artists living with mental illness as they create art, build community, and reduce stigma. ArtWorks programming is founded on the principles of arts access, recovery, and social justice.

According to the National Endowment For The Arts, “When people engage in art, they themselves may change and ‘grow,’ they and their communities can become more vital, and the economic benefits to artists and the overall market can increase and accrue. Art contributes to and enriches the overall quality of life.”

Avivo ArtWorks activities include:

  • Art classes
  • Art groups
  • Art kits
  • Creative writing
  • Performance
  • Community exhibitions
  • Mural-creation
  • Artist career support
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Community organizing

Avivo ArtWorks also includes the ArtWorks Collective, which is a group of professional artists dedicated to strengthening their skills and creating goals, and to challenge stigma related to mental illness. Visit ArtWorks’ gallery on Weebly to see our latest projects and displays.

Above photo by Max Haynes.


Current Art Exhibits:


Art from the Avivo ArtWorks Collective

July – August 2021

Hennepin County – East Lake Library

2727 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

For more info on location and hours, please visit here.

Above art by T.L Blackwell


Upcoming shows and exhibitions:

T.L. Reeves & Martha Bird – September 2021   

Hennepin County Library – East Lake

Solo exhibitions from Avivo ArtWorks Collective Members

Above art by T.L Reeves


Crossroads – December 2021

Hennepin Theatre Trust, December 2021 – January 2022

A group exhibition featuring new work from artists from the Avivo ArtWorks Collective

Above art: ArtWorks Community Art


Our Community Support Program focus areas offer free participation in FoodWorks, NatureWorks, and ArtWorks throughout Hennepin County.

See all of our upcoming events in our June and July calendars.

Please contact us with any questions by emailing Lynn, CSP Program Manager, or by calling 612.404.9315.