We delve into STIGMA and aim to challenge perceptions, breakdown stigma and give people tools for their mental toolkit. 

With live music by Meeting House and Beegle Parade! 
Free beer courtsey of New Belgium Brewing
Light Hors d'oeuvre will be served. 

STIGMA is the kick off to a month of mental health awareness at the Artery and precedes Break Open: A Mental Health Festival with music art and film that is set to take place at the Downtown Artery and Lyric Cinema Cafe October 14 & 15 

Featuring art from the community as well as three pieces from Jennifer Ivanovic “Stigma Stains” Series is an art installation that aspires, through paint, to make the stigma of mental illness transparent. It comprises poured “stain” paintings and corresponding stories taken from posted secrets about the struggles and triumphs of living with mental illness.