Visit the 2024 Capitol Showcase Art Exhibition!

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 are invited to have their abilities showcased throughout the month of May in the Capitol in observance of National Mental Health Month.

Exhibition Details
The artwork will be open to the public on May 1 to May 24, 2024, in the Old Supreme Court Library of the Alabama State Capitol. The Capitol is open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. For more information about touring the Capitol visit-, be sure to download the Guidelines for Visiting the Alabama State Capitol for driving directions and parking information.

Artists who have experienced/are experiencing mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders currently living in Alabama are eligible to enter.

Artwork must be original and not previously shown in the Capitol Showcase. The artwork is hung using industrial strength Velcro- any artwork created on paper must be matted or mounted for protection. Frames are too heavy for the Velcro and not allowed.
Artist’s STORY is just as important as their artwork — no entry will be accepted without a story.

Entry Submission (form, photo of artwork and artist's story) must be RECEIVED no later than March 20, 2024
Artwork must be RECEIVED no later than April 10, 2024
Exhibition dates: May 1 - 24, 2024

Artwork may be sold per the artist's permission, all proceeds go to the artist. Contact our office to make arrangements.

Cast your vote for the Best in Show: will post link in May

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do you need my artwork for the show?
A: April 10, 2024

Q. Can view the show online?
A. Yes, you can view this year's artwork and a few previous shows:
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

Q. When is the reception for the show?
A. Typically we have a reception near the end of the month of May. Information regarding the reception will be sent to the artists via email.

Peggy Olson, Web Designer

How to Enter


  1. Fill out an ENTRY FORM online or download and send to
  2. Your STORY, please type
  3. A PHOTO of the artwork you would like to enter

How to Purchase the Artwork

Some but not all of the pieces are for sale. All proceeds go to the individual artists. If the piece you like has a price in the bottom right corner, please contact Peggy (info above) to make payment arrangements. Artwork that is sold will be available after the end of May.