Opening Minds Art Show: Call for Artists, Performers, and More!

Enter your work by March 29th for the Opening Minds Community Arts Show, an artistic celebration of living mentally well.


In partnership with SLO County Arts, Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) invites people of all ages to submit art, stories, and performances inspired by personal journeys toward mental wellness for the annual Opening Minds art show. The exhibit will take place during May in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. 


Opening Minds, first developed in 1995, is a community art show in celebration of living mentally well. TMHA’s goal with this event is to further expand community awareness about mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness through the power of creative work. Opening Minds champions the idea that we should be defined by our strengths, gifts, and contributions to the world rather than by any diagnosis or label.


All applications due by March 29th. Please contact Clara Cobb,, if you have any questions or need assistance with your application. 


Call for Artists

Artist Application

Call for Writers

Writer Application

Call for Storytellers

Storyteller Application

Call for Performers

Performer Application

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