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About Art Gems

Our Mission

Through the Art Gems auction we aim to elevate the prominence of Creative Works Studio within our community. Simultaneously, we aspire to generate vital funds that will empower the studio to broaden its facilities and enrich its services, ultimately benefiting those most in need.

How Creative Works Studio Helps

Rita Lazakis is one of the many people who has benefited from the programs and environment provided by Creative Works Studio.
In an essay about her experience she wrote:

For me the studio is my everything! It’s a refuge from my loneliness and motivates me to express my feelings through my paintings. All the members work as a team. We support and help each other”

 — Rita Lazakis

If you are familiar with psychiatric illness, whether from your own painful experience or that of someone close to you, you will understand the terrible loss of purpose and self-esteem that comes with these disorders. You many also realize that the arts can play a part in healing those wounds, providing individuals who struggle with these disabilities hope, purpose and identity.


Art on display in studio
Art on display in studio
Good Shepherd