“Inside Out” Art Show

Inside Out is Jacksonville’s largest multimedia art project created to help minimize the stigma surrounding mental illness. 

Over 70 individuals in and around Jacksonville have contributed and continue to contribute to the project. Each 12 x 12 canvas and is a visual representation of each artist’s view of their own diagnosis. Family members who have experienced tragic loss due to a  loved one’s mental illness have also contributed. Each canvas is extremely unique. Each brave individual participating in the project has “come out” about mental illness and is determined to help minimize the stigma.

“Inside Out” is a visual journey through mental illness. Participants bravely express candid works of art that convey to the viewer what it feels like to struggle with diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, OCD and bipolar disorder. Inside Out explores self-harm and suicide and allows those living with mental illness a space to confront their feelings and, through art, try to make sense of it all.


Sample of canvases included in Inside Out

Previous exhibit locations:

One Spark, 2015

Church of the Redeemer, August 2015

Florida State College at Jacksonville’s North Campus, November 2015

Jacksonville Main Library, May-June 2015

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Nassau campuses, July-August 2016

Jacksonville Jewish Center, May 2017

The 5&Dime Theatre, March 2018

“Prescribed Expression” at Jacksonville Main Library, May-July 2018

12th Annual Conference of the International Association of Peer Supporters, December 2018

 If you’d like to partner with us by bringing Inside Out to your organization, hospital, church or other venue please contact us at [email protected]

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