Who we are:
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.