Art of Recovery

Benefiting the enhancement of the Expressive Arts Therapy Program@ Community Support Services, the event has showcased over 200 original artworks since it began as a yearly celebration in 2016. By bringing attention to artist’s strengths through artistic expression, we help to fight stigma still associated with mental illness. The public display encourages guests to witness the powerful impact creative expression affords in the mental health recovery process.


Event Features

  • Venue change this year! We will hold our next "Art of Recovery" on March 12, 2020 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, at EJ Thomas Hall in the Goodrich Lobby
  • VIP reception for artists and sponsors from 5:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Honorary Chair: Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer
  • More than 50 pieces of original artwork - all of which will be for sale with 75% of proceeds going back to the artist and 25% reinvested in the Expressive Arts Therapy program
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

limited edition artworkTicket Options

$45 Early Bird Tickets available until Feb. 7, 2020

$60 – General Admission Ticket

$125 – Limited Edition Artwork Ticket (includes general admission ticket and a limited edition 11x14 print signed by the artist). 

Many clients of Community Support Services (CSS) who live with severe and persistent mental illness use the Expressive Arts Therapy program to express ideas that might be difficult to put into words. Utilizing the creative process and the resulting artwork, therapists help clients explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manager behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.
“Art of Recovery,” now in its fourth year, provides an opportunity for these individuals to exhibit their artwork and receive recognition for their creative talents from the agency and community at large. This unique event will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at EJ Thomas Hall, Goodrich Hall. 


Event Parking

Parking will be available in the EJ Thomas Hall parking deck and in the parking lot across street.


Event Sponsors

Master Artist Sponsor

  

    

  

 

Master Apprentice Sponsors
      

                         

 

Apprentice Sponsor

 

Patron of the Arts Sponsors

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Non-Profit Supporters of the Arts

Akron Municipal Court Judges

NAMI Summit County 

Summit County Probate Court

We are looking for sponsors for this engaging evening - if you would like more information about sponsorship, please contact Michael Gaffney (330-996-9141 ex. 433 or michael.gaffney@cssbh.org).


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When


March 12, 2020, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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Where


EJ Thomas Hall – Goodrich Lobby, 198 Hill Street, Akron, OH

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