Famous painter Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” If that is true, there is no dust to be seen at the Art Studios on 44th Avenue and Victoria Drive. The Art Studios, an innovative art and mental health program, provides a safe, respectful and accepting community where people with mental illnesses and addiction can engage with rehabilitation staff to heal and grow through art.

On July 21, from 11 am to 5 pm, the Art Studios will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a summer sale, a barbecue as well as face painting and door prizes. Everyone is welcome to the celebration of this milestone.

The Art Studios is a partnership between VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Vancouver Recovery Through Art Society.

Where: 2001 E. 44 Ave (at Victoria Drive)
When: Friday, July 21, 11 am – 5 pm
Who: Everyone is welcome
What: An art sale and celebration of 25 great years
Why: Because art heals

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