Art Fix

Art Fix is a collective of artists with a lived experience of mental illness or substance use issues.  We are making social change through art, by supporting and celebrating the brilliance of artists with extraordinary minds!

This year we hosted our first annual juried exhibition and storytelling event, and we are currently working on a zine. Check out the July 2017 issue of Illusion Inclusion.

If you want to make things happen with us, please drop in to our weekly Open Studio at White Water Gallery on Thursdays from 4-6pm.  We are doing a series of skill-share workshops through this fall-winter, and you are welcome to join-in or work on an independent project.  Supplies provided.  Donations welcome, but not necessary.

Check out what we’re up to on Facebook!

 

Who we are:

Amanda Weckwerth M.A., B.A. Psychology

Art Fix artistic director, program co-founder

Amanda Weckwerth is a published author and a visual artist with lived experience in mental health and addictions. She is also a graduate of the community psychology program at Wilfred Laurier University. Amanda in collaboration with White Water gallery director Serena Kataoka, developed Art Fix to help fill a gap in services within the community for persons living with mental illness and addictions. From personal experience Amanda knew of the healing properties of engagement in the arts and set out to help persons with mental illness and addictions experience the benefits of art and to empower these individuals by providing them the opportunity to help educate the broader community about mental health/addictions and the stigma surrounding such issues.

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