ArtWorks organizes projects and exhibitions that challenge stigma and raise mental health awareness. Past partners include Hennepin County Medical Center, Soo Visual Arts Center, Augsburg College, Solar Arts Building, Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Learn more about current projects here.
Current public exhibitions and events:
Art from the Avivo ArtWorks Collective
As a collective of 16 artists, the Avivo ArtWorks Collective unites together to practice art, embrace diversity, build community, and present their work 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 Avivo ArtWorks Collective is supported by Avivo through career support, social connection, and studio space.
United Practice is a display of art from the group.
March 6—May 24, 2019
Thursday, March 14
Artist Talk: 5:15 PM
University of Minnesota
Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
This show is possible through a partnership with the Institute of Community Integration (ICI) at University of Minnesota through their Art for All program. ICI has been exhibiting art created by people with disabilities at the University of Minnesota and at designated events since 2007. Their art exhibits are always open to the public. More on Art for All: https://ici.umn.edu/art/. Featured above art by Deborah R. Flye.
Avivo at Blick Art Materials
Tuesday, April 9
Visit with the artists that are on display and participate in an art demonstration lead by Aaron Jay.
ArtWorks is part of Avivo’s Community Support Program in Minneapolis and supports artists living with mental illness as they create art, build community, and fight stigma around mental illness.
Through a community-focused and recovery-based approach, ArtWorks offers a multi-faceted art studio and programming that help artists set and reach their professional goals. Goals include making new art, connecting with other artists, and accessing exhibition and grant opportunities.
Art on display at Blick Art Materials features work from program participants. Please attend the reception on April 9th!Featured above art by Glenn Wm. Wymore.
April 1—April 30, 2019
Blick Art Materials
2389 Fairview Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113