Art of Recovery set for March 19

Feb 23, 2024



AKRON, Ohio - Community Support Services (CSS) will again highlight the artistic talents of CSS clients and the important role of expression in recovery during the ninth annual Art of Recovery benefit, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 19 at Akron Art Museum.

The event will showcase more than 45 original works of art created by CSS clients, all of whom live with severe and persistent mental illness. Guests will have the chance to meet many of the artists, an experience that can help to educate the public about mental illness and break down the stigma surrounding it.

Guests are invited to bid on the art, learn more about CSS’s art therapy program, and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from A Taste of Excellence. Music will be provided by 91.3 FM The Summit, and the museum galleries will be open for viewing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Event tickets are $50 from Feb. 1 through Feb. 14 and $65 thereafter at

Art of Recovery 2024 will kick off with an online auction of the artwork, starting at 4 p.m. March 15 at The auction will wrap up at 7:15 p.m. March 19 during the live event. Seventy-five percent of the art sale proceeds will go directly to the artists, while 25% will be reinvested into CSS’ Expressive Arts Therapy program.

Master Artist-level sponsors are SeibertKeck Insurance Partners, Klein’s Pharmacy, Peg’s Foundation, GPD Group, the Griffith family and the Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation. For a complete list of sponsors and more details, visit

Since 1988, CSS has been a leader in behavioral health care for Summit County and the surrounding region. The agency provides community-based case management, supported employment, supported housing, assertive community treatment, counseling, and other wellness-promoting services. CSS also offers health care through a primary care clinic, which is open to the community. For more about CSS, visit

For information about Art of Recovery sponsorships, contact Michael Gaffney at 330-996-9141, ext. 433, or via email at