NAMI of Erie County Hosts Fourth Exploring the Arts with NAMI

NAMI of Erie County Hosts Fourth Exploring the Arts with NAMI

NAMI of Erie County held its fourth annual Exploring the Arts with NAMI on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum. Children from Early Connections explored the museum and how art and creativity can positively affect mental health and wellness. Approximately 50 students from Early Connections attended. This year, Exploring the Arts with NAMI featured local musician Lori Burke, who has written music for Sesame Street.

The children enjoyed a fun-filled day of music, art, and mental health education that allowed them to explore how art and creativity can positively affect mental health and wellness. The children got a chance to see a variety of instruments, as Lori Burke performed some classic kid’s songs and a few that she has written. The kids then got to make an instrument of their own using recycled materials. Exploring the Arts with NAMI was started in 2015 in an effort to introduce mental health and reduce stigma at an early age through music and artistic expression. The program has served over 750 children since its inception.

NAMI of Erie County is focused on fostering personal growth and family stability by supporting and educating family members and individuals facing the challenges of mental illness in Erie County. As always, NAMI’s community services are provided free of charge. For more information on Exploring the Arts with NAMI or NAMI of Erie County, visit NAMIerie.org.

Support is provided in part from a Project Grant from Erie Arts & Culture and by The Erie Women’s Fund.

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