Willow Arts Community

Established in 2015, Willow Arts Community is a multi-disciplinary non-profit arts and mental health organization operating in partnership with 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 Willow

Join the Willow

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.

Open Studio

Open Studio

Explore your creativity, collaborate with your peers, and have some fun! Open to all members, this drop-in style program is a great place to discover your talents and meet new people.

Arts Training

Arts Training

Discover, develop, and grow your arts practice. No previous experience is necessary. We employ local, professional artists to teach multi-disciplinary art classes to our members.

Seasonal Arts Exhibition

Seasonal Arts Exhibition

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 enjoy our member's original art and performances, all created in St. Catharines.

Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

Members can apply for a three month artist residency to develop a body of work. The artist in residence will be mentored to lead a workshop during our open studio, and will be exhibited in a group show.

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.

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 innovation. Stay tuned and stay current on what our members are working on. Click on "Contact" to sign up for our email list.