12:00 pm


"Stages: One Step at a Time"

Over 10 artists from Avivo ArtWorks sahre their perspectives on mental illness and recovery through art.

In partnership with the Minnesota Orchestra

Public Reception:
Sunday, January 14th
12 - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM Artist Talk

Orchestra Hall - 1st Floor Lobby
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Exhibition Dates: January 5 - 15

Avivo ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks) is a 
multi-faceted art program that supports artists living with mental illness. A significant component to ArtWorks programming is to organize projects that challenge stigma and raise mental health awareness. One of the ways the program achieves this is by supporting a specific collective of artists who are committed to their art careers. They are known as the Avivo ArtWorks Collective. "Stages: One Step at a Time" presents art from the group and is curated by collective members Faye Buffington-Howell and Shining Starr.

Avivo ArtWorks Collective Mission Statement:
“As a collective of artists, we embrace diversity, build community, and present 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 art on display ranges in art mediums, personal voices, and expresses a diverse set of mental health experiences.

Come to the reception and stay for the concert at 2 PM. "Stages" is paired with the Orchestra's Tchaikovsky Marathon. Use a $10 Intro Code to receive a discount: 1718WELCOME. Tickets are subject to availability and restrictions may apply. It is encouraged to buy online at www.minnesotaorchestra.org. 

Please contact Jes Reyes at 612-752-82852 or [email protected].

Above art by Sjolin. 

MN Artists