On July 14th & 15th Team Living Art will be participating in the Missoula Marathon to raise funds to support our art workshops and community outreach.
Living Art’s mission is to use the arts to support healing. Our programs are offered to people in Western Montana who have cancer or a chronic disease, and their caregivers. Because so many of our participants are carrying heavy financial burdens due to their illnesses, Living Art is committed to making our service programs free of charge.
Our workshops provide participants an opportunity for social connection in a safe, non-medical environment with others who have some understanding of what it’s like to deal with illness. The creative process provides an opportunity for reflection; it can remind us who we are - separate - from what we're going through. It can bring us back to ourselves. Living Art honors the truth of a person’s experience and at the same time recognizes and encourages each person’s strengths, creativity and potential.
The benefit to participants is expressed by the following quote. “I had no place for my emotions roiling below the surface. The poems, metaphors and different creative explorations gave me a vehicle to let them out… The jump from confusion to resolve and vision in my work shows how the act of expressing my despair and pain, free me to take the next step to images of hope.” Workshop participant
You can find out more on our web page at livingartofmontana.org or give us a call at 406-549-5329.