Art show inspired by mental health awareness

Art is displayed for a mental health awareness art show in Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

The month of May is dedicated to raising awareness around mental health.

Clients and staff of Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, as well as the general public, helped put together an art show inspired by this sensitive topic.

The collection includes about 90 pieces, displayed at the Fox Theater and Guild House.

The works are meant to depict mental health issues.

KBHRS currently holds art classes to help clients in recovery get out of their comfort zone.

Exhibit hours are below.

The Bakersfield Fox Theater

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Fridays, 3-7 p.m.

Guild House, 1905 18th St.

  • Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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