NORTHAMPTON — ServiceNet, a nonprofit mental health and human-services organization serving communities throughout Western Mass., will host its first annual art show in October. The show will launch on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday, Oct. 10, and run until Oct. 27, with an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Featuring the artwork of over 30 ServiceNet community members, this show will remain at ServiceNet’s administrative offices, 21 Olander Dr. in Northampton, through October, with select art pieces displayed at participating locations across Western Mass. in November and December.
“Right now, so many people in our community are struggling with mental-health issues and limited access to services,” said state Sen. John Velis, who serves as Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use & Recovery. “However, it is organizations like ServiceNet that are stepping up to bridge these gaps to help those during their most vulnerable moments. ServiceNet’s first annual art show not only displays the incredible talent of these artists, but showcases the healing ability of art while providing hope and reducing stigma around the topic of mental health.”
The opening reception on Oct. 12 is open to the public and will feature catering from ServiceNet’s Rooster Café, live music from Aída O’Brien, a silent auction, door prizes, and more. Follow-up art viewings and tours are available by appointment weekdays, Oct. 13 to 27. To schedule a tour of the show, email Director of Communications and Development Amy Diehl at firstname.lastname@example.org.