Breaking the stigma of addiction

with the power of art

Join Healing Transitions on March 28th as we kick off a brand new art event in Raleigh! The Art of Recovery is a free, two-part event featuring artwork from local artists who are in recovery or have been impacted by addiction. This powerful event will leave you with a new perspective on addiction and recovery.

Event Schedule

Morning (9am – 12pm)

a fun, family-friendly festival of creative activities, art viewing, food, and entertainment

  • 10am – Yoga
  • 11am – Drum Circle
  • All day – Art Gallery
  • All day – Make and Take Art Station
  • All day – Interactive Art Installation
      • Wall of Masks & Mask Decorating
  • Live Music
  • Free Food
  • Tours of the HT men’s campus

Evening (6pm – 9pm)

a casual evening of gallery viewing and inspired conversation

  • 6pm – Watercolor Painting
  • 7:30pm – Panel Discussion
  • All day – Art Gallery
  • All day – Interactive Art Installation
      • Wall of Masks & Mask Decorating
  • Spirit-Free Cocktails
  • Live Music
  • Free Food
  • Tours of the HT men’s campus

Removing the Mask

Addiction, and even recovery from it, are highly stigmatized in our society. Those caught in the endless cycle of addiction often live in isolation and will not confide in anyone about their struggles, fears, hopelessness and desperation. That’s why our theme for Art of Recovery 2020 is “Removing the Mask”. Because when people in addiction and recovery courageously remove their mask of shame, the strength and hope shared through their experiences transform lives. And it is in this space that true freedom is found.

 To help remove the stigma of addiction and recovery, we are inviting artists who have been impacted by addiction to take part in ‘Removing the Mask’ by sharing their stories with the community. Help Healing Transitions  create a space where important conversations about addiction and recovery can happen. Together, with the power of art, we can Remove the Mask and break the stigma associated with the disease!

Main Gallery Artists

Susie Silver

Amy Richards

Amy Friend

Paul Friedrich

Rick Bennett

Sarah Beth

Jenn Hales

Windi White

Amanda Ennis

Joy Surles

Micah Mullen

Melissa Fish

Gary Pyatt

Stuart Dance

Chelsey Brejanee

Rhonda Casserino

Blanca LaCortiglia

Johnny Lassiter

Kristin Wills

Suzanne Crawford

Thanks to our Event Partners

Calling Artists Impacted by Addiction

If you are an artist-in-recovery, or an artist who has been impacted by addiction in any way, and would like to submit your artwork to be featured at the Art of Recovery, click the link below to submit your work! Deadline to submit is March 2nd!

About Healing Transitions

Healing Transitions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free, life-saving recovery services to more than 300 homeless, uninsured and underserved individuals in Wake County every day. Their innovative, peer-run program is always open to those who need assistance, and they never turn anyone anyway. For more information, visit our homepage.