Art Uniting People - Opening Reception - June 12, 2015!

 

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Join us for the opening reception of this year’s art exhibition -- Art Uniting People: Celebrating Recovery, Creativity and Mental Health on Friday, June 12th from 6-7:30 pm at Alexandria City Hall (301 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314).  

Art Uniting People engages the community in a conversation about the uniqueness and commonality of people through art. It is part of an effort to raise awareness about the stigma faced by those with mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual disabilities. Everyone is welcome!  All artists whose work is exhibited, their families and friends and the public are invited.

The “Art Uniting People” exhibition is presented each year to reduce stigma and foster understanding by engaging the Alexandria community in a conversation about each person's uniqueness and the commonality we all share. The exhibit presents the work of those whose lives have been affected by mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities.

The exhibition is the first in a series of three sponsored by the Mental Health Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, the Friends of Alexandria Mental Health, Convergence, the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services and the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities.

We look forward to seeing you!