While the physical toll of COVID-19 is well known, the impact of the current pandemic on mental health has been severe and less discussed: According to the CDC, as of June 2020, 40 percent of American adults reported struggling with substance use or mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and traumatic stress. However, stigma, lack of access to healthcare, and other inequities may prevent people from seeking the help they need.
We asked artists how they are using their creative work to navigate the pandemic and to help process and cope with current circumstances. We received more than 110 exceptional submissions, and are honored to exhibit select pieces here
All People Arts has created HOPE Online Gallery as a platform to encourage creative expression to cope with the recent pandemic. This online gallery will provide an opportunity for everyone to share creative visions of hope and health. Submit your best representational and non-representational art related to the theme of hope.
Submit your work!