Recovering addicts and alcoholics from all over come together for a charitable cause to raise money and awareness for addicts using art as their form of therapy to heal and grow.
“And we’ve even produced a documentary titled The Art of Recovery available on YouTube,” said founder Manny Mendez.
The opening reception will be held July 27 at EMKO from 7-11pm. The Art Exbhibit will be held July 27 from 11am-4pm at the HATCH Center. Film features will take place on July 28and 29th from 11am-5pm at the Stonzak Theater.
This is the second annual Art of Recovery Film Festival. Last year, Manny Mendez and his team were able to raise over $2000. This year they hope to raise even more as they branch out in the community of Lake Worth.
The highlight of the weekend will be the world premier of “The Art for Hope Tour Film Project,” produced by Manny Mendez and directed by Richard Jackson. The film took them through 9 states on their way to the FedUp rally in Washington D.C. The team appeared as guests at the rally with a painting created to honor friends who have passed from opiate overdoses.
“A special thank you goes out to all of our sponsors,” says Mendez. “You guys are a gift from god.”
This very powerful message will take center stage for the second year in a row on July 27-29 in Lake Worth. All Art of Recovery Film Festival events are free and open to the public. Sponsorship packages are still available.
Opening Reception – July 27 7-11pm
EMKO 2119 S Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL 561-227-3511.
Film makers, sponsors, and artists please RSVP in advance.
Art Exhibit – July 27 11am-4pm; July 28 11am-10pm
HATCH Center 1121 Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth, FL 33460
Film Feature– July 28 and July 29 11am-5pm
Stonzak Theater 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460
Beneficiaries of this years’ fundraising:
- For the Children Inc – Lake Worth, FL
- Face Tha Muzik – Broward County, FL
For more information contact: