The Willow offers seasonal, artistic programming and creative opportunities at no cost to the membership, delivered by professional arts instructors and working arts professionals, many of whom have lived or living experience of mental illness/substance use.
All programs and activities are designed to introduce new art forms and skills to beginner artists, as well as refine, diversify, and professionalize the arts practice of emerging artists. Our program is modeled off of Workman Arts Arts Training Program, a proven model with over 30 years of excellence and best practices.
All programs and artistic activity occur during three seasons: Fall (September – Early December), Winter (January – March), Spring (April – June).
Our seasons are planned to deliver programs across diverse arts practices, responding to the needs of our membership, instructor availability, community and cultural events, and the availability of program spaces and resources.
Click here to view examples of our previous Program Seasons:
Seasonal Arts Showcases
At the end of each season, members present their work in group performances, publications, and visual art displays. They serve to promote our members to a wider audience, leading to community integration, recognition, and additional opportunities. Free and open to the public, seasonal exhibitions help to facilitate dialogue, reduce stigma, and celebrate social integration.