Director’s Creativity Showcase

June 23, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 Director’s Creativity Showcase award winners! You can view the announcement as a PDF at the following link:

Debuting in 1979, the Director’s Creativity Showcase has become a favorite with consumers, families, and staff. The annual art contest is an opportunity for individuals served by the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) to display their creative talents. The artwork is created not only for the Showcase but is sometimes used as a means of therapy. This therapy provides an outlet for the artist to express his or her feelings – feelings they may not be able to verbally communicate. The Showcase has encouraged many individuals to try something they may previously have never considered possible, only to find they have a true creative talent.

The schedule for the Director’s Creativity Showcase – Traveling Showcase is currently being developed; however, due to the COVID virus and closures of many businesses, schools and organizations, completion of the schedule may be delayed until July. Watch for future announcements regarding the traveling showcase schedule! The artwork will be exhibited at multiple venues across Missouri between August and December. The Showcase helps to acquaint the general public with the talents and abilities of individuals living with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and in recovery for substance use disorders.