Every month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Awakenings. The need for trauma-aware art experiences is urgent and growing. We need your help to continue this critical work. For the amount of a cup of coffee or a forgotten subscription fee, you directly support our work to make visible the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence. This April, join Awakenings in transforming the lives of survivor artists and the community surrounding them for years to come.
We’re kicking off 2021 with a brand new virtual art exhibit: Return. We are welcoming four beloved Awakenings artists back into our gallery for a group installation. Anneasha Hogan, Veronica Ravichandran, Isabella Scott, & Alex Brightbill will return to our space to build upon their past work and weave a new story. Together these artists show us that just as there is no single story that depicts the experience of all survivors, all survivors contain multitudes of stories.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are partnering with our neighbors and friends at The Long Room to offer a special cocktail gift bag. This lovely canvas Awakenings tote bag includes a large format bottle (serves 3-4) of The Peacock Old Fashioned: Koval Rye, brown sugar stout syrup made with Old Rasputin and Angostura Bitters, an Awakenings stemless wine glass, and artist statements from previous Awakenings exhibits. Gift bags are available in the online store for $45. $15 from each gift bag purchase will be donated to Awakenings to help us continue our work to help survivors of sexual assault heal through the arts.
At Awakenings, we understand the critical role caregivers play in the healing journey of others. We also know that we cannot care for others when our own cups are empty. That’s why Awakenings, with support from The Chicago Foundation for Women, is presenting “Self Care for Caregivers.” This suite contains a variety of journal prompts, artistic activities, and meditations designed to offer a self care solution for any moment.
Judith’s Circle is Awakenings’ squad of core, committed, monthly donors. Members play a critical role in supporting survivor artists and sustaining our work. Members of Judith’s Circle will gain access to exclusive content from our survivor artists, invitations to private First Look Nights for all exhibits, and more. Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to our mission to showcase the creative expression of survivors of sexual violence.
Given the magnitude of COVID-19, we have decided to close the gallery for the time being to help keep our team & community safe. Subscribe to our newsletter & follow us on social media to stay informed about our virtual offerings!