Bridging Wellness

Through Bridging Wellness, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Arts Council for Long Beach and Compound LB have formed a creative alliance of community-focused art centers, nonprofits and artists. Bridging Wellness is part of WE RISE an initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health that encourages wellbeing and healing through art, connection, community engagement, andcreative expression.

Jason Keam

Why We Rise

WE RISE is an initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health that encourages wellbeing and healing through art, connection, community engagement, and creative expression.

Taking place during mental health awareness month (May), WE RISE includes Art Rise, featuring a series of outdoor art installations in greater Downtown Los Angeles; Community Pop-Ups across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods, and a robust Digital Experience, offering a vital line up of original programs that can be enjoyed at home.

WE RISE is needed now more than ever as the region emerges from the isolation of COVID-19. For more information, please visit whywerise.la.

About Bridging Wellness

With our breath of disciplines and vast reach in the southeast and port cities, we are committed to create new content on the topic of healing as a way to connect participants to resources and expand their network to include creativity as a tool for wellness.

Our model centers participants' experiential engagement with artists and creators who actively use health and wellness as a tool for positive, healthy change in the community.

Themes important to our collaborators include:

  • mental health as spiritual and creative practice with elders
  • permaculture and food security discussions with BIPOC business in Long Beach
  • art as a vehicle to illuminate issues in our lives and alleviate stress in our communities
  • creative work to help heal trauma
  • cultural relevance of mental health, wellness and connection.

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Sanctuary of the Aftermath

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 12, 2021

Healing Elements And Lifeways (HEAL) Workshop Series

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Family Art Painting Workshop

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ECF Art Center San Pedro presents WE’RE STILL HERE

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Reconciliation Vessels, an Adaptation of the Apologetic Garden

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until May 16, 2021

One event on May 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Reconciliation Vessels, an Adaptation of the Apologetic Garden

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until May 16, 2021

One event on May 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Reconciliation Vessels, an Adaptation of the Apologetic Garden

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until May 16, 2021

One event on May 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Reconciliation Vessels, an Adaptation of the Apologetic Garden

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until May 16, 2021

One event on May 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Reconciliation Vessels, an Adaptation of the Apologetic Garden

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until May 16, 2021

One event on May 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Cooking as Gratitude

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Heart Expansion

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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