Touched by Fire showcases the work of artists with mood disorders in its 5th annual Toronto exhibition and sale. The tagline is “the art show you have to be crazy to enter,” in colloquial reference to the relationship between mental illness and creativity.
Artists who suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar and other disorders participate. For many, social interaction can be stressful, and the event provides an opportunity to show work without having to cold-call galleries.
If you’re in Toronto, the exhibition and show takes place Thursday, Dec. 8 at Coopers Fine Art Gallery, upstairs, 111 Bathurst St. The event is run by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario