Art and Mind Day promotes inner healing and wellness (includes video story)

The Adrienne Arsht Center celebrated its first-ever “Art and Mind Day” over the weekend and brought together South Florida for a day of art and wellness. The event was sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and invited all ages to enjoy a free day of inner healing and art-focused experiences.

“The purpose of today is to really bring together the arts and the health and wellness areas for our community,” said Jairo Ontiveros, spokesperson for Art and Mind. “So, we want to make sure that we name how the arts play a vital role in the health and wellness of our community for individuals but also the collective good.”

Guests followed a schedule full of music, dance, visual arts and immersive experiences. A wide variety of activities were offered such as enjoying projections of colors, hearing poetry, playing percussion, attending workshops, face painting, listening to live instrumental performances, dancing and more.

“It is nice to see that so many families are coming out with their children and exposing them to the arts and mindful things that help develop a consciousness,” said David Katzberg, an attendee.

“Art and Mind Day” educated the community on the importance of sharing kindness and wellness through the connection of interactions. It brought the attendees closer and increased awareness of how art can make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Vanessa Garcia is a senior at FIU majoring in Digital Broadcasting with a concentration in English. Her hobbies include singing, making videos, writing, and reading. After graduation, she aspires to become an entertainment host/personality or radio personality. She hopes to leave a mark in the entertainment industry and inspire others along the way.