Call for Art

The Healing Arts Project is asking for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to submit up to two original artworks that will be used in HAPI exhibits during the fall and winter of 2014-2015. The artwork can be visual art such as painting, watercolor, or drawing, collage, dimensional work such as clay or sculptures or handcrafts.  The Receipt for submitting artwork is available.  Click Here.  The Receipt must be completely filled out including an artist’s statement  with Title and description of artwork:  how you did it and what it means.


View the HAPI Gallery to see artwork created by HAPI artists exhibited in previous seasons.


Deadline to receive receipt and artwork is August 15, 2014.

Email healingartsproject@gmail.com or mail to PO Box 23584, Nashville, TN  37202.  You will be contacted to arrange delivery time and place.

Click here to download the 2014 writings receipt.


Back to School Festival


HAPI is joining other agencies to sponsor the Back to School Festival at Rivergate Mall on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 3 to 7 pm for school children and their families.  This event kicks off a successful and healthy school year with entertainment, surprise guests, games and door prizes.  Connect to community mental health resources for parents and caregivers while kids play games, meet mascots, and enjoy youth performances.  Find out more:  facebook.com/wholekid


HAPI Outreach Card


HAPI will be distributing a colorful new outreach card at the Back to School Festival that carries the HAPI logo.  Our logo is our brand with vibrant, alive colors and includes the website where visitors can find out more about HAPI services that bring opportunities in creative expression to persons in mental health and addiction recovery.

Happy outreach card front

Art Exhibit in Fayetteville, TN starts Sunday, June 8


Brittany Hinke

Brittany Hinke

The Healing Arts Project, Inc. is partnering with St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, TN with a HAPI Art Show in the Parish Hall at the Church, 106 East Washington Street.  The opening reception is Sunday, June 8 from 2 to 4 pm.  This Art Show is intended to raise community awareness of HAPI which embraces the importance of art in recovery and in supporting creative expression.   Forty-five 45 artworks are included in the exhibit, many from artists who live in this part of the state.

HAPI provides art classes taught by professional artists and art materials at no cost to about 300 members of peer support centers in Middle Tennessee.  Art exhibits are held in libraries, galleries, churches and other community locations where visitors can see the beautiful artworks and appreciate the talents of the individuals.

Viewing days from June 8 to June 28 at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church are each Tuesday from 2 to 6 pm, each Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm, and each Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.  Special arrangements can be made for groups by calling the church office at 931-433-2911.

Visit the website at www.healingartsprojectinc.org  and Facebook to learn more about the Healing Arts Project, Inc.


Email healingartsproject@gmail.com for more information about events and opportunities.


HAPI Gifts

HAPI Notecards and Artwork make great gifts for the coming holidays.  Proceeds of sales go back to the Artists.  Order on our Opportunities page. These make wonderful gifts for Valentine’s Day, birthdays and other special events.


“Faith, Hope, and Recovery in Letters 2013”

The sixth annual booklet of original poems and essays by Tennessee writers in mental health and addiction recovery is available.  Find out more on the Opportunities page.



The Healing Arts Project, Inc – HAPI – provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors.  In this way we raise awareness in the community and help combat stigma about these disorders, thus promoting understanding, acceptance, and success.


HAPI has been supporting the creative arts for persons in mental health and addiction recovery since 2004.


Art classes and art materials are supported by grants and provide a creative outlet for over 300 individuals in mental health and addiction recovery in Middle Tennessee. Art classes are taught by professional artists at mental health peer support centers. Funding partners include the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Memorial Foundation, United Healthcare Community Plan, and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  Volunteers from Hands on Nashville and other individuals donate services and art materials.


HAPI exhibits artworks in community sites including public libraries, galleries and churches.  The opportunity to show their artwork in public increases the self-esteem and self-confidence of the artists.  They are seen as persons with abilities and talent, not with disabilities. Check our calendar of events for schedules.