Awaken The Artist Within With Erin Lee Gafill and Tom Birmingham These workshops were recently…
The benefits of artmaking on mental and emotional health are immense and consistently confirmed through scientific research. Nimbus Arts has leveraged the power of art for healing and connecting our community since its founding, 17 years ago, and we continue to develop and deliver programming to support this goal. Mental and emotional health, especially over these past pandemic years, has brought our renewed attention and focus to how art can help improve lives.
Nimbus Arts has begun program development and planning with Mentis Health, Napa County’s primary mental health organization and its “Teens Connect” program, to deliver beneficial and therapeutic art programming to their constituents and the community. This collaboration, with a special focus on teen mental and social wellbeing, will bring awareness of the important work of the many organizations under their umbrella of support. Our broad community art programs will result in a large collaborative community public art installation.
Other organizations we will support and partner with include LGBTQ Connection, The Mariposa Program, Up Valley Family Centers, COPE Family Center, Juvenile Court and Community School Partners, and the Napa Valley Office of Education. Stay tuned for the roll out of these important and timely artmaking activities, and for more information on the Nimbus Arts/Mentis Health collaboration.