Join us for a virtual showcase of artwork created in the Art Cart program! The exhibition will run online from July 29 through August 27, 2021, here on our website. Make sure to bookmark this page and come back on July 29 when the virtual exhibition will go live.
The exhibition will also be viewable in the window of the Shoppers Drug Mart at 1033 Queen Street West (corner of Queen & Ossington – window is on the south-west corner) if you would prefer to view it safely from the street in person.
Art Cart is a partnership between Workman Arts and Gifts of Light, which pairs established Workman Arts member artists with CAMH client services to provide peer-to-peer arts instruction with an emphasis on skill development and creative exploration. These art workshops connect artists with lived experience of mental health and addiction issues with those currently in recovery through structured 10-week workshop series exploring a specific art medium in-depth and building a body of work. Each season of workshops concludes with an exhibit of work produced across all of the classes, and participating artists are given the option to select works to exhibit and sell. Art Cart engages participants in a process of creation that not only provides recreational richness, expressive agency and quality of life, but allows them to create pieces that are theirs to showcase and keep.