People Incorporated’s Artability program is an annual celebration of the creativity and contributions of people with mental illnesses to our community.
More than 160 artists from the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota participate in the workshops and art show each year. Artability is vital to the work of People Incorporated in helping individuals living with mental illnesses to work toward achieving their goals related to living independent and enriched lives. The show is a source of inspiration and pride for the area’s mental health community, and encourages artists to explore their interests, share their love of art, and gain confidence in their skills. Artists may sell their work at the show and receive 80% of the profits, with the remaining 20% going back to support the Artability program. Writers also contribute their creative work to an anthology available for sale at the show.
Artability receives support from the community through donations of money and volunteer time. To help this program survive and grow, please consider making a gift today!
The Artability program is open to any adult (18+) with a mental health diagnosis. To join our mailing list and hear when new workshops are available, to receive updates on new opportunities for artists to exhibit or sell their work, and receive information on the Artability Show and Sale, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our form by clicking here.
2019 Artability Art Show and Sale
We are excited to announce details about our 25th Anniversary Artability Art Show and Sale from October 25-27, 2019 at the Show Gallery Lowertown in St. Paul. Any adult artist or writer (18+) living with a mental illness in our community, is welcome to enter both visual arts and writing pieces.
Artists/writers must fill out our Entry Form and submit pieces that adhere to the submission guidelines outlined in this document. As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year, there are several changes taking place so be sure to read the letter preceding the entry form entitled ‘What’s Different This Year’ before preparing your pieces. All visual art pieces must be submitted between August 23-25, 2019 at our Huss Center for Recovery (see the times listed below). Writing pieces must be either dropped off at our Huss Center Recovery during the visual art submission dates or emailed to email@example.com along with the first page of the entry form by August 25, 2019.
2019 Artability Show and Sale location:
The Show Gallery Lowertown, 346 N. Sibley Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Friday, October 25, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 11:00am – 2:30pm
Sunday, October 27, 11:00am – 2:30pm
Framing and submissions are located at:
Huss Center for Recovery, 2120 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Friday, August 23, 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 10:00am-3:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 10:00am-3:00pm
Note: Free framing is provided for two of your art pieces; the other three pieces must be submitted unframed unless they are stretched canvas. Stretched canvas pieces do not need framing. The size limit of two-dimensional art before framing must be 11″x14″. Canvas pieces, which include the internal framing structure, must not exceed 11″x14″ in size. Price consulting is available during the framing and submission sessions. In an effort to increase sales, submitted artwork must be listed for sale and cannot be marked at above $300. Due to limited space, art pieces will not be accepted after 3:00pm on August 25.