National Suicide Prevention Month – Berkshire Events

SEPT 2019 – NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH – BERKSHIRES EVENTS 

SAT SEPT 14, 1-7 PM

CARPE DIEM: ANNUAL OUTDOOR MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

Adams Aggie Fairgrounds, Adams

Please join Common Folk Artists Collective and Arts in Recovery for Youth (AIRY) on Saturday, September 14, 2019, for a day long community music and arts festival to benefit youth suicide prevention. The outdoor festival runs from 1-7 pm at Adams Agricultural Fairgrounds on Columbia St, and features 12 live bands with a wide variety of musical talent.

This year’s event will have dozens of art vendors, food and a lived experience tent featuring speakers, drumming, poetry, sensory items and sharing. Tickets are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18564?

To be an art vendor or a sponsor please contact Event Coordinator, Katie Haig at artisnotanaccident@gmail.com.
SAT, OCT. 5, 9-4 pm

OUT OF THE DARKNESS: WALK FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND YOUTH ART SHOW

Pittsfield Common, First St

Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield

Please join AFSP, BCSP, AIRY and the Whitney Center for the Arts on Saturday October 5th, for a collaborative and creative day long event in support of suicide prevention. The event takes place at the Pittsfield Common on First St, where participants may register at 9 am for the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention through downtown Pittsfield, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Walk will feature lived experience speaker, Kiara Bresett, resource tables and commemorative art-making until Noon. 

Directly following the walk from Noon  to 4 pm, the Whitney Center for the Arts holds the Opening Reception for the Out of the Darkness Youth Art Show curated by AIRY Founder, Marney Schorr. The show features over 65 works of art by youth ages 12-26 from the Arts in Recovery for Youth (AIRY) program. Works for sale benefit the AIRY program and include paintings and drawings, collage, clay, masks, 3D works, digital art and film. The Opening Reception also features hands on art making of a community garden mural, music and refreshments. Both events are free and open to all ages. 

 

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