Awakening the Spirit – CMHA

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704a Highway 6, Vernon, BC

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is proud to welcome back The Canadian Mental Health Association for the 21st Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show & Sale, celebrating the creative talents of people living with mental illness. Art has a therapeutic quality that has proven to benefit the mental health of individuals. Artwork on display is from those living with mental illness who have used art to improve their mental health positively. We hope to break down some of the barriers and stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness through art and creativity. Awakening the Spirit runs July 25th to August 20th, and is open daily to the public.

Admission is free. Donations are accepted to contribute to future community programming. An opening reception will be held Thursday, July 25th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Hours are Mon-Thurs: 9-9, Fri-Sat: 9-5, Sun: 12-4. Reduced Hours from August 5 - August 16 (resume regular hours on August 17th): Mon - Thurs: 9-6, Fri: 9-5, Sat & Sun: CLOSED


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Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday

9:00am to 9:00pm

Fridays & Saturdays

9:00am to 5:00pm


12:00pm to 4:00pm