Since 2005, ADMH has hosted an art show at Alabama's state Capitol. Artists from around the state with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders have their abilities showcased throughout the month of May, in observance of Mental Health Month.

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Calls for entry go out in February each year. Please send your contact information to be added to the e/mailing list. For more information and best practices for entering the show visit Capitol Showcase.

Not all of the pieces are for sale. All proceeds go to the individual artists. If the piece you like has a price, please contact us to make payment arrangements (checks only). NFS = Not For Sale

My House is the name of my drawing. I love to draw and color in The ARC day program every Read more
That’s my new blue press-on nails in my painting. I love pretty nails and coffee. My goal in life is Read more
Obstacles I have faced in life is getting away from bad behavior and trouble with talking to people. My illness Read more
I have cerebral palsy, and transportation is one of my biggest obstacles. I lived with my parents until I started Read more
I have bipolar disorder, autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity Read more
My name is Matthew. I have a diagnosis of Mild ID (intellectual disability), but I don’t feel like I have Read more
My art is of a playground and swing, children playing with balls, water in the swimming pool at the playground, Read more
I have PTSD and bipolar. I lived in 21 different foster homes growing up. I started learning how to read Read more
I am working on overcoming my insomnia. My illness is paranoid schizophrenia. I have had many obstacles in my life. Read more
I started hearing voices and seeing things when I was 10 years old. Since then, I have been in and Read more
Hello, my name is Jeramie, and I have an intellectual disability. One challenge that I had to overcome was moving Read more
I’m a 42-year-old local artist who was born hearing and vision impaired with mild cerebral palsy that affects my fine Read more
I did art in the 11th grade. Art helps me relax and focus. It feels good to complete my work. Read more
Story Missing Tony Untitled NFS Is this one your favorite? Cast your vote for the Best in Show: https://forms.gle/eKJLGnAw7LzQxiRt7 Read more
My name is Roy. I fought in the Vietnam War. My illness is PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). After returning from Read more
I attend The ARC of Clarke County day program in Thomasville. I love my friends and family. I’m always ready Read more
My name is Chester. I attend Hale County Activity Center in Greensboro. I like to draw, and my favorite thing Read more
I attend The ARC of Clarke County day program. I live with my family, but I dream of living on Read more
Art was uncovered by unimaginable thoughts. I didn’t know I had this gift. I realized art can come out of Read more
I was born with Down Syndrome and severe apraxia, a speech disorder that limits my communication with the world around Read more
My name is Hailey, but my family and closest friends like to call me Hailey Bug. I was born with Read more
Hi, I’m Cassandra, a local Artist, and I would like to share a little bit of my story with you. Read more
I am a very friendly person who loves to interact with others. I am always willing to help and enjoy Read more
I was born and raised in the state of Alabama. I love to draw. It helps me cope and to Read more
My name is Theresa. I am 55 years old. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. My mother passed Read more
My name is Devonte, and I am 34 years old. One obstacle I have faced in life is a mental Read more
Hello, I am Mateo. I live in the city of Auburn, but I am from Peru. I was born Dec. Read more
I was born with mental illness. I have autism, epilepsy, depression, anxiety, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I was molested Read more
My art has my name in the middle of my painting. I want everyone to know it’s me. I lost Read more
I am a sociable person who enjoys spending time with my friends and colleagues. When I am at home with Read more
I am a 54-year-old male who lives in a group home. I am 5’8” and walk with my head held Read more
I am extra. … I have an extra chromosome 21. I am 24 years old. I have overcome health challenges, Read more
I have been taken advantage of or treated unfairly with less opportunities and academic problems that were hard. Getting a Read more
My name is Tim, and I have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability. One of the things that I have Read more
Hello, my name is Lanier, and I’m a bubbly, animal-loving, bright individual. I was born cognitively disabled, which presents as Read more
I’m 65 years old and attend The ARC of Clarke County day program. I used to take care of my Read more
My name is Cam’ron. Many people would say that I am a kind-hearted and helpful young man. I am empowered Read more
I am an attendee of the Azalea Training Center in Millbrook, which I enjoy. I enjoy doing artwork and attend Read more
My name is Drew, and I was born with autism. For me, autism presents daily challenges that surround regulating and Read more
I love to paint, and I paint every day at The ARC. I have my own table with my paint Read more
Art for me was a childhood pastime, a way to express myself without the fear of judgment. Suppressing how I Read more
Hi! My name is Cari, and I am a huge Auburn fan. I was born with Down syndrome, which presented Read more
My family is my life. My pastor would not let anyone do anything wrong to me. Art helps me feel Read more
I have been in two comas. I have had to learn how to walk and talk again. Art has helped Read more
I started doing art as a little child. Art makes me feel good and helps me express myself to others. Read more
I am a 64-year-old woman who is friendly and outspoken. I love to dance and love all kinds of music. Read more
My name is Wyvetta, and I have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability. I did not have formal art training, Read more
My teacher in the seventh grade taught me to do art. I have a friend at Adult Day Services that Read more
Story Missing Jurez President Obama Make an Offer Is this one your favorite? Cast your vote for the Best in Read more
Story Missing Andres Strength $50 Is this one your favorite? Cast your vote for the Best in Show: https://forms.gle/eKJLGnAw7LzQxiRt7 Read more
I’m in recovery and have been drug- and alcohol-free for five months. I love attending The ARC of Clarke County Read more
Hello, I’m Conner. I’m 10 years old. I’m the oldest of four children. I’m in the fourth grade at Wilson Read more
Art relieves my mind stress and relaxes my mind. It helps me recall I can do things. It gives me Read more
I am an attendee of the Azalea Training Center in Millbrook. I participate in Field of Dreams baseball. I enjoy Read more
I’m Brandi. I am 40 years old. I love painting with acrylics. I love my family and Bob Ross and Read more
My name is Jackson. I have autism. I have always been verbal, but I struggle with conversations. I am very Read more
So many times, during my journey through mental illness I felt Him calming the churning waters around me. Sheila He Read more
My name is Lisa and I have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability. I like drawing hearts and flowers. Lisa Read more
My name is Chelsea, and I have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability. A challenge that I have struggled with Read more
I was born in November 1983 and currently live with my mother, in Birmingham. Since 2007, I have been attending Read more
I am Dorsey, a typical girl with autism spectrum disorder. When I was younger, I was described as non-verbal. I Read more
My name is Sherrell, and my independence and determination are powerful qualities that define me beyond any difficulties I may Read more
I am learning to cope with schizophrenia. I am learning to overcome my stress. The stress causes you to relapse. Read more
I am originally from Houston County. There are many obstacles that I have had to overcome in life. I was Read more
My journey of life that led to mental health started in 2018 when I started hearing voices and seeing things Read more
I am a devoted Alabama football fan and love attending the games with my mother. Apart from watching football games, Read more
My name is Paula. I attend Hale County Activity Center in Greensboro. My favorite art is painting. My art is Read more
I am a very smart and creative person. I take pleasure in creating bracelets and engaging in arts and crafts Read more
My drawing is of pretty flowers on a brick wall. I love to walk every day from my apartment to Read more
I have struggled with depression and sadness my entire life. Even as a child, I always felt I experienced sadness Read more
I am a 41-year-old woman who enjoys engaging in arts and crafts activities and hosting monthly themed celebrations. I enjoy Read more
I took art in the eighth grade and continued doing it at home. Art relaxes me. It makes me feel Read more
Hello, my name is Michael and I have an intellectual disability. One challenge that I had to overcome was the Read more
My name is Ronald. I was born in October 1954 in Hillman Hospital in Birmingham. My mental illness is depression Read more
My name is Brianna! One of my favorite things to do is sing in the choir at my church and Read more
I prefer to go by the name “Shay.” I am a very friendly person who always greets people with a Read more
I love to draw and do arts and crafts. I spend most of my time at The ARC of Clarke Read more
In my life, I enjoy doing art. I am self-taught. At the age of 13 years, I was diagnosed with Read more
My name is Duygu. I am a very friendly and outgoing individual with Down syndrome, which involves some physical and Read more
Mine is mostly an irregular affect feature with intrusive dissociative logic. Integration into social, purposeful experience has been horrific because Read more
I was taught art in the ninth and 10th grades. It helps me relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. I am Read more
I love The ARC of Clarke County. I love my life coach. I love myself too. Toyki Cups NFS Is Read more
I am a mental health patent. My diagnosis is schizophrenia. I have been with East Alabama Mental Health Center since Read more
My art is artistic, abstract art. I love music and muscle cars and trucks. I like to ride my electric Read more
My name is Doris, but everyone calls me “Maxine.” I attend Hale County Activity Center in Greensboro. My favorite art Read more
I have Down Syndrome, but I live by myself in my very own apartment. I love to cook and draw. Read more
Hi! My name is Dani, and I’m a social butterfly who thrives off human interaction. I was born with Pachygyria, Read more
I have faced may obstacles in life but having seizures in college was the most challenging. A challenge that I Read more
Hi, my name is Laney! Singing and dancing are two of my favorite activities to do. I know just about Read more
My name is Zachary, and my picture is a succulent plant. This is a cactus from the desert in the Read more
I am a 43-year-old woman who celebrated my birthday April 20. I like praises and to be acknowledged with compliments. Read more
I am a sociable person who enjoys interacting with both providers and peers. I am outgoing, friendly, and very easygoing. Read more