Art 5150 is an Art Studio dedicated to artists suffering from mental illnesses. The Studio is a lab and a display case: it shows and sells fine jewelry and fine art, and it is located at The Tannery Art Center, Studio 123, Santa Cruz, CA.
In a World where mental illness is treated like the plague of the 13th century, we want to take a stand toward a stigma that affects the majority of people. In 2018 we refuse to be slave of a hypocritical life in order to avoid professional or social repercussions. We choose not to hide behind a mask: we have the right of a fully dignified life, not only on paper but in facts, and we can not keep supporting people's ignorance.
The art we propose is free from taboo, humorous, multimedia, defends the environment, and is for the gutsy. We hope to meet, involve, be supported, and help more and more friends on our way.
If you are an artist and suffer of mental illness, bring your work, let’s talk. If you know artists with mental illnesses, let them know about this studio.
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As a next step, we envision an art5150.com "artists agora": this will be the space for artists suffering from mental illnesses to come together, to hold public talks about their art experiences, to have personal or group exhibits, and to sell their artworks. If you like the idea and want to support it, or to help building it, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and Thank You!!
Finally, we would like to put together an art5150.org for building a tool which will hopefully have a social impact: in offering help, support, information, art classes, and most importantly education, to start changing the public "forma mentis". If you share our beliefs, and if you would like to support us, or to help us build this nonprofit organization, please write to email@example.com and, Thank You!!