Proceeds support University of Redlands ACTW and mental health and wellness initiatives throughout the Inland Empire.
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 selected high schools throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties beginning in January of 2018.
We are pleased to announce that ACTW has been funded for a third year by the California Mental Health Services Authority to raise mental health and suicide prevention awareness in the Inland Empire. This year funds will be used to support Latino communities, specifically, through SanaMente, the Spanish version of Each Mind Matters.
We are excited to see what we are able to do together in the coming year to support mental health and wellness in our region. If you are interested in joining forces, please email us directly at email@example.com.
Janee Both Gragg, Ph.D., LMFT, LPCC
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 our 2018 Vibe Festival to experience wellness demonstrations, yoga, dance, live music, local food and beverage, and a host arts and craft vendors. Stay connected through our website and social media outlets as details 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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