Upcoming Events

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Bid to #CreateChange

Online Auction
October 17 - 24, 2019

Bid to #CreateChange is a one-week 24 hour online auction that is free and open to the public. It is our major fundraiser of the year and encourages audiences to #createchange by collectively raising funds for our art therapy programs. By participating in and contributing to this auction, you are directly supporting our clients by giving them an opportunity to receive professional mental health care from The Art Therapy Project's programs. The link for our online auction will be live soon. View and bid on over 100 items here. The auction will close at 9 PM EST on Thursday, October 24.

This event is generously sponsored by Andrews Organization, Aquarius Aquariums, Morgan Stanley and School of Visual Arts.


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Looking Inward | Client Art Exhibition

Manhattan VA
October 23, 2019

Understanding oneself is a complex process of reflecting on one's identity, through the intersections of the emotional, psychic and physical self. When we learn to integrate these parts through personal growth it allows for deeper connection with ourselves, others, and a larger community. In this exhibition, members of The Art Therapy Project's Veteran's groups explore these aspects of the inner-self through the creation of art work and the art making process by Looking Inward.

This client exhibition is free and open to the public. Looking Inward will take place on Wednesday, October 23 at the Manhattan Veteran’s Affairs 423 East. 23rd St. New York, NY 10010. Looking Inward will also be on view at the Manny Cantor Center from Oct. 24 - Nov. 22, 2019.

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The Young Professionals Fall Happy Hour

October 24 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

The Young Professionals Leadership Group is committed to raising awareness and funds for our art therapy programs. Every fall and spring they host a happy hour to introduce friends, family and new volunteers to our mission. Save the date for their upcoming happy hour, which will be Thursday, October 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. This happy hour is a fundraiser to support youth art therapy programs. The Art Therapy Project runs three groups in the Bronx and Brooklyn for children who are living in specialized residences for families who have also experienced domestic violence. These affordable housing residences are for low-income families coming directly from domestic violence shelters. Purchase your ticket here.

To see previous happy hours, check out these videos here.


Earlier This Year


Comedy to #CreateChange with Emma Willmann
School of Visual Arts Theater
July 15, 2019

The Art Therapy Project hosted Comedy to #CreateChange on July 15 at the historical School of Visuals Arts Theater, which raised $12,000 for our art therapy programs. Comedian Emma Willmann hosted the event and other acts included Ashley Gavin, Mia Jackson, Nathan Macintosh and Chloe LaBranche. Thank you to our sponsors Brooklyn Brewery, GuS Soda, School of Visual Arts and Spotfund, and all of our guests who joined us! Check out this video from the night and photobooth pictures here.



Bridging the Gaps | Client Art Exhibition
School of Visual Arts
June 6 - 28, 2019

To celebrate Pride Month and our LGBTQ+ clients, The Art Therapy Project held a client art exhibition for our LGBTQ+ groups titled, Bridging The Gaps. The art featured in this exhibition highlighted the desire to bridge transitory spaces that exist within oneself and that still exist for the LGBTQ+ community today. You can read more about this exhibition here.



Mindful Art-Making with Art Therapists

Phillips Auction House
June 11, 2019

The Young Professionals Leadership Group hosted Mindful Art-Making with Art Therapists on Tuesday, June 11 at Phillips Auction House. Guests learned more about art therapy with The Art Therapy Project's art therapists and participated in both an individual and group art-making activity. In celebration and support of Pride Month, 100% of the ticket proceeds will fund art therapy programs for LGBTQ+ clients. Here is a recap from the event.


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Include Me | Client Art Exhibition

School of Visual Arts Theater
May 13 - 30, 2019

Every spring, art therapists offer clients an opportunity to share their artwork and experiences with their family, friends and larger New York City community. This year's exhibition title was Include Me, and celebrated clients' progress made in treatment as well as demonstrated the impact art therapy could have on trauma survivors. You can read more about the exhibition here.


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The Young Professionals Spring Happy Hour
Printer’s Alley
April 24, 2019

This past April, the Young Professionals held their Spring Happy Hour, which raised over $3,500. Guests enjoyed an ice cream tasting with our partners from Culture Republick and mingled with committee members. The money raised will support art therapy services and art materials for various art therapy groups.



Lead to #CreateChange
February - March 2019

Lead to #CreateChange is a 6-week fundraising initiative which invited local community leaders to help raise funds for The Art Therapy Project's programs. Leaders are selected as someone "who has made an outstanding contribution to the business, civic and cultural betterment of our city." All leaders were recognized as members in the Class of ’19 and received The Art Therapy Project’s Lead to #CreateChange Award in the spring. This year’s class raised over $25,000 for our art therapy programs.