Art of Recovery 2022

Thank you for joining us for the 7th annual Art of Recovery benefit - a celebration of art, recovery and our community!

After two years of hosting the Art of Recovery event virtually, Community Support Services (CSS) celebrated the role of artistic expression in recovery March 22 at the event's new location: the Akron Art Museum.

The annual Art of Recovery benefit, hosted by Community Support Services, has showcased more than 300 original art pieces since 2016. The artists are clients living with severe and persistent mental illness, many of whom participate in CSS’s Expressive Arts Therapy program. Art of Recovery showcases these clients’ creativity and talents, while fighting the stigma of mental illness and celebrating the powerful impact that creative expression has in the mental health recovery process. With each art purchase, 75% of the proceeds will go to the artist and 25% will be reinvested in CSS’s Expressive Art Therapy program.

2022 Event Sponsors

A rousing ‘thank you’ to our generous sponsors for making Art of Recovery 2022 possible! For information on sponsorship or to support next year's event, contact Michael Gaffney at 330-996-9141 ex. 433 or

Master Artist Sponsors

Master Apprentice Sponsors


Apprentice sponsors


Patron of the arts Sponsors

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Judge Elinor Marsh Stormer
Summit County Probate Court
Sikich, Inc.

Non-Profit Supporters of the Arts

Goodwill Industries
NAMI Summit County
Portage Path Behavioral Health

Photos from Art of Recovery 2022