Together We Thrive

  • Avivo ArtWorks Collective

MSP Terminal 1, Gate E4

“As a body of artists, we embrace diversity, build community, and present publicly. In doing so, we are challenging mental health stigma, and demonstrating that people living with mental illness can achieve success in art and life. We also aim towards building personal leadership, encouraging individuality, and supporting one another in our lives and in recovery.” – The Collective Mission Statement

Artists Featured:
Martha Bird
Glenn Wm. Wymore
Peter F. Hinze
Aaron Jay
Kimberly A. Laudert
Heather Spielman
Michaela Rachor
Tommy Blackwell
Ashley Adams
Faye Buffington-Howell
Ruth Lais
Douglas Blue
Morgan Brooke
Julia C. Spencer

The Collective is the heart of ArtWorks, an Avivo program that supports artists living with mental illness. The art on display represents the thriving community of the ArtWorks Collective, whose members identify as artists first and foremost.

ArtWorks is located in Avivo's Community Support Program in Minneapolis – a community center where artists also have access to other social activities, health coaching, and support groups. It’s a holistic approach to overall wellness that Avivo values.

For purchases and more information, contact Jes Reyes at 612-752-8282 or

  • Collections: Exhibitions (Past)

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