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Kenneth young center PRESENTS

Recovery Art Festival - A Virtual Art Show

December 5, 2020

SHOW OPENING: December 5th, 2020 - 1PM - 3PM

The show opening will take place on December 5th. Events will include art presentation, artists panel, and art workshop.





DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 6th, 2020 - 8PM


Kenneth Young Center (KYC) is hosting a Recovery virtual arts show, hosted on the Communities for Positive Youth Development website, a KYC coalition.


This visual art show is seeking to highlight the experiences of those impacted by addictive behaviors, such as: substance use, self-harm, gambling or others. We are looking for visual artwork such as illustration, painting, print, graphic design, and photography. 


A total of 10-15 artists will be selected for the art show. Each person can submit up to four pieces of artwork. Entries to the art show will be selected by a panel of persons within the local recovery community. We value all skill levels, including beginners, professional artists, artwork made in treatment, students, doodlers, and more. 

The theme is visions. What are your dreams, visions and aspirations for personal or societal transformation when it comes to recovery from addictive behaviors? We welcome both new and old artwork. 


We value inclusivity and all are welcomed to apply. 


  • Creativity 

  • Originality

  • Technique

  • Clarity of theme

  • Content

We welcome artists from all skill levels and age groups. 


Since this show is for all ages, please refrain from submitting artwork that depicts gore, nudity, explicit drug use, etc. 


The selection committee will comprise of a group people from the recovery community in the northwest suburbs.

Committee members will be announced by October 1st, 2020.


Questions? We'd be happy to answer them. Please write an email with the subject line, "Recovery Art Festival" to the Recovery Resources department at


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Funding for this show is provided in full or in part through a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant (T1081699) to the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (NHS/SAMHSA) and the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).

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650 E. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 104
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Funding provided in whole or in part to the Kenneth Young Center by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).