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    Geometric Face Painting by an Art4Wellness participant, May 2023 @ The ArtSpeaks Project

Art4Wellness -- Mindful Making for Self-Care


Drawing Interdisciplinary Painting Self-guided Visual arts
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Sault Ste. Marie Museum -- historical building on the main drag in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

690 Queen St. East

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Directions: The Sault Museum -- found on the corner of East St. and Queen St. East -- has complimentary parking in the back plus is a fully accessible building. Our event will be held on the second floor of the Museum, easily accessed by elevator or stairs. Also, there is a bus stop right out front on Queen East.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


The ArtSpeaks Project kicks off it's Fall Art4Wellness series of free art-as-therapy (non-clinical) Mindful Making workshops on Friday October 22, 1:30-3:30pm at the Sault Museum, downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Sessions are offered free of charge, basic visual arts materials are supplied, and sessions are best suited to adults and older youth (and their supporters) impacted by trauma. Art4Wellness workshops are offered as Drop-Ins and suitable for folks of all (and no) skill levels -- our focus is the offering of a safe space to explore visual art media/processes while expressing oneself/engaging in community.



The ArtSpeaks Project

The ArtSpeaks Project -- building resiliency through arts-based learning since 2017, has evolved into a therapeutic arts program, offering adults and older youth impacted by trauma the opportunity to explore visual art as a means of self-care and community engagement. Housed in the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, the Project runs free, bi-weekly art-making sessions supervised by an art therapist, from Fall to late Spring. Special Projects such as participation in local festivals/community pop-ups and collaborations with complimentary health care practitioners enhance our seasonal offerings. The ArtSpeaks Project is part of the Museum's Art4Health initiative, providing social prescribing programing which has been consistently accessed by a variety of area medical/social services/mental health programs since its inception. For more info about ArtSpeaks, check us out at:

This event is part of a hub:

Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub

Art Gallery of Algoma City of Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Join local organizations across Sault Ste. Marie as we celebrate Ontario Culture Days 2023. Various events will be offered throughout the duration of the festival from September 22nd to October 15th and will highlight the diverse arts, cult...