Art Fix

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

Happily, we are participating in Workman Arts’ Scaling Project over the next three years, and so are learning how to build a professional arts training program here on Nipissing territory.  Check out some of our previous calendars (below), to get a sense of the kinds of courses we’ve offered, and let us know if there is anything you would like to learn! Registration for Fall 2019 workshops will be happening in August.

We also host a weekly Open Studio at White Water Gallery on Thursdays from 4-5:30pm. Come work on an independent project, meet other emerging artists, and if you want to, bounce ideas around about different ways of making art!  Supplies provided.  Donations welcome, but not necessary.

Don’t forget about our Call For Submissions for our 4th Annual Juried Visual & Media Arts Exhibition ‘In the Picture’! The Deadline is February 20th, 2020 at 5pm.

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A bit more about us: 

In 2017 we hosted our first annual juried exhibition and storytelling event, and we are happy to announce our August 2018 zine. Check out the July 2017 issue of Illusion Inclusion.

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.

Thanks to our amazing partners: