The public is invited to the free Reception September 13 for the “HeART of Hope” exhibit where the art depicts the hope, perseverance, and awareness of mental health challenges. 


Mental health challenges and suicide prevention are the subjects of the art exhibit which is having its public reception on Friday, September 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Amador Arts Center, 617 S. Highway 49 in the Mother Lode Plaza in Jackson. The Amador County Arts Council, in partnership with the Amador County Suicide Prevention Coalition, has curated this “HeART of Hope” show and is presenting the reception to coincide with National Suicide Awareness Week. Join the community during the all-ages, family-friendly reception which will feature live instrumental music with Gordon Rowland and light refreshments. Mental Health resources will be available. The show is made possible by the Amador County Department of Behavioral & Mental Health Services Act Reversion Fund, AmadorArts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Heart of Hope art show will run through October 15, Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. See how the arts unite people around mental illness in a way that provides hope and strength, even for people who have not experienced mental illness. The location of the exhibit in the back left corner of the Mother Lode Plaza offers free parking and handicapped accessibility. Parking can also be found in nearby shopping centers. For information, please call 209-256-8166 or email