BCAT Youth Unveil Mural of Hope


BUFFALO, MAY 21, 2021 — Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) and Horizon Health Services (Horizon), formed a unique partnership to bring a youth-designed and installed public art mural to the Bailey-Kensington neighborhood.

The mural is located at one of Horizon’s mental health and substance use centers, and has been designed and installed by eight youth artists enrolled at BCAT.

Mental health disorders are common in the United States among teens and young adults. 50% of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14.  BCAT and Horizon hope that through this collaboration they build community awareness and offer access to treatment to those who are affected.

Mayor Byron Brown joined Horizon President & CEO, Anne Constantino, BCAT President & CEO, Gina Burkhardt, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Mark O’Brien, and the community to unveil this beautiful and important major work of public art.


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