Everybody has a story and every story matters…
The meaning of “art” is much larger than most of us think. Basically, art is anything that involves creative expression.
It is important to take away the constructs of what we often think of visual art such paintings in a gallery or art pieces for sale. Art is a participatory experience and can be as simple as doodling on a scrap of paper.
We most often express ourselves verbally, physically and through writing. However, there is a tremendous amount of research about the power of expressing ourselves through art as an avenue to healing, reducing stress and improving overall mental health. Art is used as a treatment for many needs; from dementia to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The popularity of adult coloring books is just one example of how people are turning to art to relax.
At You’Nique Phx, we want people to have easy access to creative expression because of its power to heal and uplift individuals which can strengthen our vibrant community and make it even more inclusive.
We believe a community is a collection of stories.
A thriving community is one which all members have the chance to share their stories and be heard.