The Center for Human Development (CHD), NAI Plotkin , and One Financial Plaza announce the second annual Healing Arts Festival. The Healing Arts Festival was designed to promote the use of visual and performing arts as an avenue of expression; using the arts to promote healing from the struggle to overcome addiction, mental health issues, developmental disabilities, or other challenges that many face. This year the Festival will also include other healing modalities such as yoga, reiki, massage and a musical performance.
“Art and music offer an avenue for expression that’s invaluable to our clients.” said Jim Goodwin, president and chief executive officer. “It is often difficult for them to put their experiences into words. Art and music offer them another way to explore their experiences. We are excited to share their work with the public.”
The Healing Arts Festival will be held Wednesday June 11, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at One Financial Plaza in Springfield, MA. The event is co-sponsored by CHD board chair Evan Plotkin of NAI Plotkin. “This event will help highlight the vitally important work CHD provides to the local community, while also celebrating the arts in Springfield. NAI Plotkin is proud to be able to provide the space for this event and showcase the varied ways art can help people heal.“