The Kamloops Arts Council is presenting a new outreach exhibit at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre through Nov. 6.
The Crossing Bridges Outreach Show is on display in the KAC Main Gallery during October, which is Mental Health Month.
The Old Courthouse is downtown at Seymour Street and First Avenue.
The Crossing Bridges Outreach Show is a collection of artwork submitted by instructors and clients at some of the partner agencies with which the KAC works.
Crossing Bridges is an outreach program started by the Kamloops Arts Council in 2013.
It delivers high-quality arts workshops at no cost through partnerships with social service agencies in the Kamloops area.
Crossing Bridges provides at-risk children, youth, families, adults and seniors with the chance to explore their creativity and build their self-confidence in a supportive environment.
Artists work alongside staff at local social service agencies to deliver visual arts workshops in a variety of mediums — including painting, photo-transfer, drawing, collage, mirror-etching, woodworking, fibre art and even painting of skateboard decks.
The project culminates in an annual gallery exhibition that strives to unite all members of the community and celebrate health and wellness through art.