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Empowerment and Recovery Through Creativity!

PSA Art Awakenings is a psycho social rehabilitation program for adults and art therapy program for youth who are challenged by serious behavioral health issues and mental illnesses. Studios throughout Arizona offer therapeutic programs and expressive arts therapy in a supportive setting to promote mental health, personal growth, vocational training, and physical wellness through the performing and visual arts. Old Bisbee, Downtown Phoenix, Casa Grande and Tucson Galleries, art exhibits, First Friday and First Saturday Art Walks and other venues offer artists opportunities to sell their paintings, sculptures, mosaics, jewelry, fine art, music, poetry, and writings to benefit from art sales. Staff include art therapists, behavioral health professionals, peers, family members and volunteers.
Art Saves Lives!


Events play an important role in our organization and the lives of our artists. Many of our events interface directly with the community at large and provide significant opportunities for artists to practice community integration. Monies raised also help fund art supplies, educational tools and additional opportunities for our artists to further their skills. In turn, the resources promote artists’ creativity and recovery while building confidence and skills that promote wellness and greater independence. If your company or organization is planning an event and considering PSA Art Awakenings as a beneficiary, please contact us. We are committed to promoting our artists’ works not only through our galleries and by participating in conferences, but by offering opening receptions and special community events. We welcome your support! Please contact (602) 393-3155 or email Karen.Puthoff@azpsa.org for sponsorship and event information. If you are unable to attend one of our events but would like to send a tax-deductible donation, please donate online.

Events & Activities


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May 4th, First Friday 6PM – 10PM

May 18th, Third Friday 6PM – 10PM

Location: Warehouse 1005

A show during Mental Health Awareness Month that celebrates the life of Tom Petty and so many other cultural icons that we have lost early as a result of the opioid epidemic in America. The show will remain on exhibit through May 24th with normal gallery hours: Monday – Friday 1-4pm or by appointment.

Learn more about HeartBreakers

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Understanding the Autistic Brain

April 27, 2018

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Art Awakenings of Yuma will be hosting “Understanding the Autistic Brain”, a fun, educational opportunity for families to learn more about Autism while connecting with their youth.

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Families & Communities Thriving Together in Southern Arizona

April 13th 10AM – 4PM

Location: El Pueblo Activity Center 101 W. Irving Road, Tucson, Arizona

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Past Events


During the Month of May which is Mental Health Awareness month Warehouse 1005 studio and gallery will host a special community art show to celebrate the life of
Carrie Fisher a cultural Icon and mental health advocate.

EXHIBITION DATES: May 5th – 19th
RECEPTION: May the 4th be with you!
Warehouse 1005: 1005 N. 1st St. Phoenix AZ 85004 Studio: 602-258-1481

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First Fridays in Downtown Phoenix ~ Plus Art Under the Stars at the Phoenix Gallery First Friday of Every Month, 6pm till 10 pm Enjoy the variety of art & experiences that First Friday has to offer! Start your tour at our PSA Art Awakenings Gallery, Artistic Treasures store & Studio at 1014 N 2nd St. (just North of Roosevelt St.) to shop our juried exhibit and gallery of paintings, mosaics, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind handmade creations, meet artists, and enjoy our house band! We close our parking lot for “Art Under the Stars” so you can deal directly with artists who exhibit and sell their products: lots of jewelry, paintings, sculptures, scarves, batik, and other top quality items. To enjoy the complete “First Friday” experience, pick up a brochure before you hop on one of the four free shuttle bus routes that depart the Phoenix Public Library on Central Ave. For more information, call 602-340-1675.

First Saturdays in Tucson! Visit the first Saturday of every month from 6-9pm
Tucson’s First Saturday art walk happens in the Warehouse district every month and is run by the Central Tucson Gallery Association. The PSA Art Awakenings studio and gallery in Tucson has joined in this event, opening its doors to the public. Come visit the gallery and shop! Our artists will be on hand displaying and selling their artwork.

Tucson Studio and Gallery.

Bisbee After 5 – Second Saturday of Every Month 5pm-8pm
Visit our standalone Gallery and Ceramics Studio in the historic old town of Bisbee. We house some of the most unique art and perspectives found in Bisbee. Enjoy paintings, jewelry, ceramics and other wonderful things. The gallery features art by local as well as PSA Art Awakenings artists. Open Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm and for Bisbee After 5, 10am – 4pm & 5pm – 8pm.

Art in the Alley in Casa Grande – First Tuesday of Every Month 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Sept. through June The “Alley” is located in historic downtown Casa Grande between 2nd & 3rd Streets off of Florence St. This fun, welcoming, community experience features artists of all ages and abilities, plus entertainment. Stroll the shops and visit the PSA Art Awakenings Gallery, 309 W 2nd St. to purchase artwork made in the Studios. Call the Casa Grande Gallery for more information: 520-423-0707. Don’t miss the Art Walk in March and November. For more information, visit www.cgmainstreet.org.

For Our Eyes Exhibition, ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus, Floors 4 – 9, 411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Along with fellow non-profit agencies, we are pleased to offer a continuous rotation of works in this Community Connections exhibition hosted by the ASU College of Public Programs. Visit the exhibit to learn about the personal journeys of some of society’s children, the elderly, adults and disabled individuals who appear and exhibit in this moving collection of works. See the connection of behavioral health, the human spirit and PSA Art Awakenings come to life through the artwork created by program participants/artists.

ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Lease Program Update
We have extended our lease program with ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy! The current exhibit includes a number of large scale works, which you can view in the gallery below. It includes 10 works of art by 8 artists. Thank you ASU for allowing us to promote empowerment and recovery by displaying our artists creations in your hallway.