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Art Heals: Shine Your Light Chalk Festival An Evening Chalk Walk at BVT to Take Place May 12th

Student artists at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) in Upton will get creative for a cause by sharing their personal stories through their artwork to help raise awareness of mental health and support teen suicide prevention.
As an artist, you intuitively know that creating a visual image through any medium can produce physical and emotional benefits for you, the creator, and those who view it. The Art Heals: Shine Your Light Chalk Festival on Thursday, May 12th, is all about the healing power of art. The school campus at 65 Pleasant Street in Upton will come alive with color, creativity, and meaning as student artists create unique sidewalk chalk murals that reflect their mental health stories on the theme of light and how “art heals.” In collaboration with the School Based Health Center, they’ll showcase art as a positive way of expressing emotions, diminishing negative feelings and thoughts. 
An Evening Chalk Walk
Later that evening, the community is welcomed to attend an evening chalk walk from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to view the completed masterpieces. The event is free and open to the public. It’s an opportunity to connect with others in a shared appreciation and awareness of how art can be used as a strategic tool in the treatment of mental health. 
This event is possible in partnership with BVT’s Visual Arts Department, School Based Health Center, and supported by grants from Grafton, Mendon, Milford, and Millville Cultural Councils (Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Councils Program).
Please visit the school website as all events are subject to change. 
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