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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!

Maricopa Youth

Maricopa County Youth Studio

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8152 N 23rd Ave, Suite A, Phoenix, AZ 85021

T: 602.242.1238 F: 602.242.1264
Office Hours: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm [Mon – Fri]
Youth Groups:>
Ages 11-13, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm & 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm [Mon]
Ages 7-10, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm [Tues]
Ages 14-17, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm [Wed]
Ages 14-17, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Ages 11-13, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm [Thur]

“I want to be an artist. There is nothing more natural. [You don’t feel any] more alive…except maybe when your brother chases you.” (9 y/o Female)

“My life was very dark and then I met Art Awakenings and it started to light up a little.” (13 y/o male)

“Art is peaceful when I’m angry.” (9 y/o male)