The Art of Recovery Program is an anti-stigma initiative that displays artwork created by children and adults currently receiving psychiatric care from SCDMH.  The Program allows patients to heal through Art while also sharing their talents with the public.

In 2006, The Art of Recovery received the Elizabeth O’Neil Verner Governor’s award for the arts, the highest Arts honor in SC.

At any given time, the Program’s collection consists of more than 150 pieces from artists across South Carolina; works are displayed at events and venues across the state, and rotate frequently.

  • If you are a current SCDMH patient and are interested in submitting your art, please talk with your case manager at your next visit.
  • If your non-profit organization would like to request an Art of Recovery exhibit, contact the Office of Public Affairs to inquire.