Art and Eating Disorders: Building Community Awareness 2017

Credit: Diane Amer, Dance of Freedom 2

Above image - Credit: Diane Amer, Dance of Freedom 2 


Altered Esthetics is proud to announce that we are partnering with The Emily Program Foundation to present Art and Eating Disorders: Building Community Awareness 2017, an exhibition exploring personal experiences with body image/eating disorders/related issues.


Art and Eating Disorders is about expressing those parts of the experience of living with an eating disorder that are difficult to put into words. Creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes helps people increase awareness of self, cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.



The Foundation’s Art and Eating Disorders program displays artwork in community spaces to raise awareness about eating disorders and the individuals that are impacted by them. The artwork runs themes relating to eating disorders, recovery, and body image.



Exhibition Location: The Southern Theater in partnership with Altered Esthetics

Address: 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Exhibition Dates: Feb. 3 - 26, 2017

Reception: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 5 – 7:00pm

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Attend the reception: Many participating artists will be at the reception to talk about how their artwork plays a role in their recovery. Artists who use poetry, music, or another type of performance art as a part of their recovery perform a few pieces at the event.


The Emily Program Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Saint Paul, MN which works towards the elimination of eating disorders through community education, advocacy efforts and working with community partners to support healthy relationships with food and body image for all people.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Special Event: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 11:59pm
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Event Location: 

The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Ave South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454