Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cathedral Hall,
711 S. North Shore Drive, Knoxville, TN
Preview Party Friday, December 3, 2021
Public Sale - Saturday, December 4, 2021
Artists working with a variety of media are invited to apply to participate in Artsclamation! each year. Members of the Artsclamation! jury then review applications and select artists to invite to the show. Approximately 50 artists, including painters, photographers, jewelers, fiber artists, woodworkers and sculptors, participate in each year’s show. A percentage of each artist’s sales is donated to Peninsula. One artist is selected each year as Featured Artist for the show. A Featured Piece, created by that artist, is donated to Peninsula, used in promotional materials for the event, and sold at the Preview Party.
Supporting Mental Health
One in four people in East Tennessee suffer from a mental health illness. However, there is a significant gap in funding for programs to serve these individuals compared to other diseases and diagnoses. Artsclamation! is Peninsula’s only fundraiser and helps to fill some of the gaps left in those funding sources. Proceeds in past years have funded garden courtyards for adult patients, vans for transporting clients in outpatient programs, play areas for hospitalized children, therapeutic games and activity supplies.
Elizabeth Clary, BSN, RN, MHA, vice president of behavioral health for Peninsula, noted how the community’s support of the art sale will help Peninsula meet a public health need.
“Peninsula relies heavily on proceeds from Artsclamation!,” she says. “We are good stewards of every dollar that is spent to provide care and treatment for those that need us. Funds from this event assist Peninsula with therapeutic spaces and activities for our patients that would otherwise not be an option.”
About PeninsulaPeninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, sets the standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee, helping thousands of people recover from their disorders and dependencies to lead healthy, positive and productive lives.
Peninsula Hospital is a 155-bed facility providing inpatient mental health crisis stabilization services for adults, adolescents and children. Peninsula Outpatient Centers, located in several East Tennessee counties, offer a number of outpatient mental health services and Peninsula Lighthouse offers mental health and alcohol/drug programs.
Additionally, the Senior Behavioral Health Center at Parkwest is a 16-bed unit providing evaluation and treatment for individuals over age 55 requiring 24-hour psychiatric stabilization and/or medical intervention.
Peninsula offers a broad range of services designed to support successful and fulfilling recoveries by patients and their families. Our goal is to help each individual achieve and maintain a higher level of functional independence at home, school, work, and leisure.