Photo of Ivan Preciado's live painting from Vibe 2017, @thewalkingiant
Photo Credit: Larissa Gomez
About the Mural
ACTW held its first fundraiser in the winter of 2017; an interactive wellness festival based on a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) initiative, the eight domains of wellness (social, emotional, spiritual, financial, physical, environmental, occupational and intellectual). At the inaugural event, San Bernardino artist Ivan Preciado created a mural titled, Refine. Refine is a five-panel street art mural exploring the intersections between creativity, education and wellbeing. Refine will go on tour as a traveling exhibition to eight (8) selected high schools throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties beginning in January of 2018. Each school will have the opportunity to display the mural for a period of up to 6 weeks with the goal of forging enhanced connections among and between students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and community partners.
About the 2018 Tour
Why should my school participate?
• Educational Enhancement
Transforming learning spaces to aid in the academic success of students that promotes the purposefulness of educational art in establishing revitalization
• Relational Connection and Conversation
Forging the bond between student, community and establishment around the importance of health and well-being giving the students a sense of pride, purpose, support and belonging
• Creativity and Self-expression
Promoting valuable health and wellness messaging in a stylistic manner that students can appreciate and relates to the culture of the student
What will I need to do?
To participate, please click on the link and complete the application https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5AYVmkHl26ddmEebpMjpb4GaVKkTUV1AUp2NaUxgaI7CyNQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. You will be asked to briefly describe your school, how the mural would bring valued messaging to the students and the plan for displaying the mural safety. The deadline for applications is December 8th with an announcement of the final Refine 2018 tour announced by December 15th. For questions about the application process please email Nirmla_Flores@redlands.edu.
Vibe, Festival of Wellness is an annual event brought to you by ACTW and community sponsors. Our goal is to address SAMHSA's Eight Dimensions of Wellness in an interactive way while raising money for ACTW to offer future mental health and wellness outreach events and programming to the Inland Empire region.
Join us in 2018 to experience wellness demonstrations, yoga and dance, local food and beverage, a host artisan and resources vendors, and live music. Stay connected through out website and social media outlets as detailed about Vibe 2018 unfold!
For a full description of what vibe offered in its first year, be sure to visit our Vibe Festival Archive tab on this page, and explore our Community Engagement page to learn about ACTW & Vibe's impact on the community.
In the photo gallery below, you will see logos and pictures of many of the talented performers and generous community sponsors who help make Vibe, Festival of Wellness possible. If you would like to learn about the benefits of becoming a community sponsor for Vibe 2018, please contact email@example.com. We look forward to supporting our community together!
The first annual event was held in the Orton Center at University of Redlands on Saturday February 18, 2017 from 11am to 10pm. Musicians included Sozo Jazz Band Combo, Buffalo Blues Band, Ana Gonzalez, Hunter Lavender, Aaron Berry, Breezy, Tea Green, Small Spaces, and Tim Seiber.
In addition, we hosted the following wellness activities and performances throughout the day, along with a variety of local vendors and artisans!
We all have mental health and together we can work to enhance the quality of wellness across our region. Spread the word. Stay connected. Feel the Vibe.
The Vibe Festival Board is a unique collage of community members from the Inland Empire and University of Redlands. To contact our Vibe board members, please email Vibeactw@gmail.com
Janee Both Gragg