Willow Arts Community

Established in 2015, Willow Arts Community is a non-profit arts and mental health organization operating out of Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catharines, ON. We support the creative goals of aspiring, emerging, and established artists with lived experience of mental health/addictions by providing a safe, nurturing environment where artistic projects, professional opportunities and personal and professional networks are developed and fostered.

Join the Community

Join the Community

Members are 18+, have lived experience of mental health/addictions, and are interested in exploring their creative potential. Membership is free, and all art classes are free. Memberships do not expire. All returning members are welcome.

Arts Exploration

Arts Exploration

New and returning members can join our arts exploration workshops any time during the season. These classes are open to all members not currently registered for our professional arts training program. No art experience is necessary.

Professional Arts Training

Professional Arts Training

This program is for our members ready to commit to their arts practice. No art experience is necessary. Members have weekly access to peer-led open studio time to practice their new art skills and build toward the seasonal group exhibition.

Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

Stay tuned for announcements early Fall 2018

Performances

Performances

Catch our members performing at upcoming festivals, open mic nights, or leading interactive art workshops at community events. Our members are incredibly talented and many are active in St. Catharines arts community and various community groups.

Seasonal Art Exhibitions

Seasonal Art Exhibitions

Free and open to the public, seasonal exhibitions help to facilitate dialogue, reduce stigma, and celebrate the value of diverse voices in our artist community. Come and experience our members original art, all created in St. Catharines.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

We build networks for our members to explore and nurture a supportive and integrated community framework. Invite us to speak at an event or give a presentation.

In the News

In the News

Celebrating partnerships, art exhibitions, and excellence in leadership. Stay tuned and stay current on what our members are working on. Click on "Contact" to sign up for our email list.