Art gala helps mental health

The Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is hosting their Artists Among Us art gala on Sept. 18.

The gala will show off art created in the CMHA’s ArtWorks Studio by youth, adults and seniors who have experience living with mental health concerns.

The ArtWorks Studio has helped many people overcome isolation, and promotes connection, community and a sense of belonging.

“Our annual art gala and exhibition provides one of those rare opportunities where we are able to promote wellness and health and look at creativity as an avenue to support one’s mental health and recovery,” says Shelagh Turner, executive director of CMHA Kelowna.

The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all people throughout Canada.

In a release, the CMHA said one in five Canadians is affected by mental health.

Doors to the event will open at 5:00 p.m. and Kelowna’s mayor, Colin Basran will be on hand to give his remarks at 5:30 p.m.  The event will run until 8 p.m.


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