Art of Recovery
The SCDMH Art of Recovery project recognizes the talent of people who live with mental illnesses and the role that creative outlets like art can play in the recovery process. The project features artwork submitted by people who receive care through SCDMH programs. The Art of Recovery volunteer committee frames and displays select works in the central administration building in downtown Columbia.
Many of the pieces of artwork are for sale and all proceeds go to the artist.
Pictures rotate on a bi-annual basis, creating a living gallery with a message of hope for all who walk through the halls at 2414 Bull Street, Columbia, SC. The colorful and beautiful pictures reflect the breadth of skill and range of experiences of individuals who live with mental disorders. Their talent reminds us that they are more than just a diagnosis.
Mental illnesses are treatable, medical disorders. They are real. But so is recovery.
For questions about the Art of Recovery, call (803) 898-8581 or (803) 898-8582.
- An artist's story: proof that DMH's Art of Recovery program makes a difference
- By Lindsay Walker, DMH Office of Public Affairs