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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!



4655 S Lakeshore Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282

T: 480.894.1568 F: 480.894.5469

Administrative Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm [Mon – Fri]

Studio Hours:

9:00 am – 3:30 pm [Mon, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday]

10:00 am – 3:30 pm [Wednesday]

9:00 am – 3:00 pm [Sat]

11:00 am – 3:00 pm [Sunday]

Youth Groups:

Ages 7 – 10:

  •  [Mon] 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • [Tue] 4:00 pm -5:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ages 11 – 13,

  • [Wed] 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • [Thur] 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Ages 14 – 17,

  • [Wed] 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • [Thur] 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm


“[PSA] Art Awakenings is a place of faith, hope, art, laughter, friends and acceptance; it has changed my life. Being around other clients who are SMI [seriously mentally ill] has helped me learn about myself. The staff also have taken the patience, understanding, experiences and knowledge in helping me deal with my past difficult issues. Art Awakenings has opened the door for me to help realize that I’m good at something, being artistic; I am not just a diagnosis.” Artist Stephanie