We invite you to participate in the Lakes Region Mental Health Center's Annual Art Auction for Mental Health Awareness Month in May!

This year’s theme is “Mental Health in a Changing World.”

Your support will help us raise awareness of mental health and continue providing critical services to our patients and the community. Our goal is to raise more than $20,000 for direct services to 4,000 children, families, and adults living with – and recovering from – mental illness through proceeds raised from the art auction.

Mental illness is a serious public health issue that impacts an entire community. The world is changing, and the pandemic negatively affected many people’s mental health and created even more barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. Lakes Region Mental Health Center is working diligently to meet the needs of those affected, by increasing access to services for all who need them.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Art Auction?
The Art Auction is an annual fundraising event to help support mental health and the arts in the greater Lakes Region.

When is the auction?
We are hosting the auction throughout the month of May- Mental Health Awareness month. This is a great opportunity for us to fundraise for the cause.

Where is the auction?
Art will be displayed in the Lakes Region, location(s) to be announced, and also shared online through social media and our Bidding for Good platform.

Is there a fee?
A 40% Tax Deductible Donation will be made to LRMHC upon the sale of your art. Pieces valued over $500 will be posted exclusively on our Bidding for Good Platform with a set reserve.

What mediums are accepted?
We believe that art is truly in the eye of the beholder! To encourage diverse participation, we will keep entries open to many mediums and forms. To submit your art, please fill out the Art Auction Submission Form

Who can submit artwork? Is there an age limit? Submissions are open to anyone! We will have a separate display section for artists aged 12 and under.

How do I submit my work?
Please fill out the Art Auction Submission Form. Submissions are due by April 19th.

Will I retain rights for reproduction?
The artist warrants that the design or Artwork being submitted is the original product of Artist’s own creative efforts, and, unless otherwise expressly stated, the Artwork is original and is a single edition. Artist retains all reproduction rights for the original product, unless specifically stated otherwise.

I want to support this auction, but I am not an artist, is there anything else I can do?
Thank you for your interest in supporting LRMHC and Mental Health Awareness Month! If you would like to donate, click hereYour Gift helps LRMHC provide critical services that our community residents rely on daily. If you, or your business, are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the auction, please email development@lrmhc.org to discuss these opportunities further. We are looking for sponsor locations to display art across Belknap and southern Grafton counties.