CMHA Awakening The Spirit Art Show and Sale



Fri, Jul 29th, 2022 to Mon, Aug 22nd, 2022


9:00 am to 9:00 pm


The Canadian Mental Health Association is proud to host the 19th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show & Sale, celebrating the creative talents of people living with mental illness.

Art has a therapeutic quality that has proven to benefit the mental health of individuals. Artwork on display is from those living with mental illness who have used art to improve their mental health positively. We hope to break down some of the barriers and stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness through art and creativity.

The Awakening the Spirit Art Show is here to celebrate you- WE ARE LOOKING FOR ARTISTS! First-time or emerging artists who have never presented in a gallery/art show are encouraged to apply.

“People get this idea it is really easy [to make art] when you have a mental illness, but it’s not,” she says. “It’s harder because you have to deal with the struggles you are going through, as well as trying to do a piece.” ~Bernadette Kroft.

“Art makes me a better person. It makes me feel like I can do anything if I put my mind to it.” Artist Betty Kent

Submissions are open to residents of the North Okanagan of all age groups, skills, and experience levels.

For more information, click our Information for Awakening the Spirit Art Show 2022 or feel free to reach out to Zoe or Tami at (250) 542-3114.


Vernon Community Arts Centre

2704A Hwy-6, Vernon, V1T 5G5



For more info:

Zoe or Tami - Ph: (250) 542-3114