Journey to Wellness Art Show & Fundraiser
NAMI-WRV is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness by providing education, support, and advocacy. NAMI assists in crisis support, public awareness events, and activities to talk about healthy habits and end the stigma of those facing mental health challenges. NAMI-WRV is involved in ongoing efforts within our community in hopes of making this a better place to live, stigmafree and with open arms for all in need. This year we hope to encourage many more local artists to complement the success of this very important fundraiser further.
In May of 2017, NAMI sponsored its first-ever Art Event, “Starry Night,” in 2018 we shared on our “Journey to Wellness,” and last year, our theme was “Bluebirds” for our teen support group. Each of these shows has been a resounding success. This year we intend to build and expand on this success by including many more of our local artists. The NAMI arts committee consisting of Poo Wright Pulliam, Marie Stewart, Kirk Anderson, and David Rau ask you to please join NAMI in this year’s art show to end the stigma on mental health challenges in our community.
“I am grateful for the natural world around me and that I have the ability to put brush to paper as well as teach about birds and wildlife, sharing my passion with others. Being in nature is my solace.” Poo Wright Pulliam
“I practice gratitude every time I get the chance to paint, I lost the ability to paint with my right hand, and after some trials and (many) tribulations, I am grateful that I can still paint using my left hand”. DAVID RAU
Please see below for the donations at the 2020 art show that you can bid on at Thursday’s event!
Please see below pictures from the 2019 Art Show with the theme of the “Bluebirds”
Check out the pictures from the 2018 Journey to Wellness Art show below.
Thank YOU to everyone that attended, and donated, to the
NAMI “Starry Night” Art Show for Mental Health Awareness Month in 2017. We had over 150 people guests and raised nearly $14,000 for the FREE support groups and programs in the Wood River Valley.