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:
Friday, July 26, 1-4 PM
Buy art and celebrate the summer season with us! Meet with local artists making art at Avivo ArtWorks! Cash, check, and credit accepted!
Friday, July 26
Avivo Community Support
1825 Chicago Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Free and open to the public!
Learn more about the featured artists here: https://avivoartworks.weebly.com/artcollective.html
Avivo ArtWorks is an art program that supports artists living with mental illness by offering studio space, specialized career support, and exhibition opportunities. A mission of the program is to challenge mental health stigma.
Above art by Kimberly A. Laudert
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—June 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.