Recognizing the importance of mental health awareness and the expressive power of artistic pursuits, Maryland’s First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan, invites children and youth to participate in a statewide art project. The deadline to submit artwork was April 9, 2021. 

Join us for the annual Celebrating Through Art: The First Lady's Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display, where a selection of this artwork from youth will be showcased virtually. You'll hear from the young artists about their pieces and what makes them feel mentally happy, healthy or hopeful. Distinguished guests from our partnerships across the state - including our honorary chair of the Campaign, Maryland's First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan, will join to offer congratulatory remarks. The event will also be livestreamed to our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend and would like to view later or share online.

View Livestreamed Showcase

View 2021 Artwork

Download Participant Certificate


Thank you to the Maryland Department of Disabilities for their partnership and work to make this event available for youth across the state each year.