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11th Annual Healing Art Show

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Each year, NAMI Wisconsin hosts the Healing Art Show as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week in October. The show features the works of local artists who experience mental illness and creatively express themselves through various mediums of art.The purpose of  the Healing Art Show is to break down stigma surrounding mental illness. By showcasing the artistic works created by people with mental illness, we want to highlight the creative talents and personal strengths       that far overshadow any mental illness. 

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm

September 29th, 2017- November 10th, 2017

Lakeside St. Coffee House
402 W. Lakeside Street, Madison, WI 53715

CALL for art: 11th Annual Healing Art Show

NAMI Wisconsin is seeking applicants for the 11th Annual Healing Art Show! 
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Are you an artist who also lives with a mental illness? Do you use art as part of your mental health recovery? If so, we want you to apply for the Healing Art Show!

The Healing Art Show is open to anyone who has a primary diagnosis of a major mental illness including but not limited to: bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder, major depression, etc. Artists may opt to show as an anonymous artist if they do not wish to release their name. 

The artwork shown in this year's exhibit will be chosen by a jury panel and will be evaluated on artistic merits as well as the artist's connection to mental illness. Each artist has the option of putting their artwork up for sale, but you are not required to do so. If sold, 100% of the sale goes directly back to the artist. 

Click here to see additional guidelines for applicants. 

For a hard copy of the Call for Art application form, please contact Jamie, PR & Events Coordinator, at

Click here to fill out the Call for Art application for the 11th Annual Healing Art Show.

Join us at NAMI Wisconsin's Paint Night!

During this year's opening reception of the Healing Art Show, NAMI Wisconsin will be partnering with Kyira Hauer from Kinda Kreative for a step-by-step guided paint workshop! Kyira will guide the group to creating the beautiful image shown above. This paint night is for artists of ALL levels-- no previous experience is required! 

The $15 fee includes all supplies, including paint, canvases, etc. All additional proceeds will go directly back to NAMI Wisconsin to enhance our programming efforts across the state. 

Thank you to Lakeside St. Coffee House!

We are excited to be partnering with Lakeside St. Coffee House for this year's 11th Annual Healing Art Show! This beautiful coffee house includes great coffee, food, and a view overlooking Monona Bay! 

Lakeside St. Coffee House
402 W. Lakeside Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53715

For more information about Lakeside St. Coffee House, please click here

Check out pictures from last year's Healing Art Show opening reception!