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Journey of Hope

Real Life Stories of Living with Mental Health Challenges Portrayed Through Art 

A collaborative art exhibit that pairs local artists and writers to share stories of hope and recovery, to give others insight, inspiration, understanding, strength, connection and raise awareness.

Artist: Emily Winsor

2024 Exhibit Participation: Overview

The purpose of the exhibit is to inspire insight, understanding, strength, connection, and to raise awareness by sharing stories of hope and recovery. All artists are asked to create pieces consistent with this goal.

Eligibility & Guidelines

This event is open to Sacramento County residents who sign up by April 22, 2024 deadline. 

All participants must be 16 years of age or over. Participants under the age of 18 will need a signed permission slip from their parent or guardian. 

Lived experience with a mental health challenge is required for participating story writers, but not for artists. Participation is limited and it is not guaranteed that all applicants will be called upon to participate in this year’s event. Everyone will be notified regarding their participation by April 26, 2024.

This exhibit is not an art sale. However, artists may sell their artwork after the conclusion of the show through other avenues.

Signing Up

To apply, please review the guidelines and complete the application as directed, HERE. Please refer to the below for more details on Artists or Writers before completing your application.

Important Dates for Journey of Hope 2024

April 22, 2024Last day to sign up to participate
April 26, 2024Registrants will be notified of their participation.
May 15, 2024Stories due
May 28, 2024Stories distributed to artists via email
August 22, 2024All artwork due to County office building
October 5, 2024The Gallery public exhibit reception
October 2-31, 2024Exhibit open at The Gallery
November 2024Artwork pick up – details to follow


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