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BY EXCHANGING THE ART OF MEDICINE FOR THE MEDICINE OF ART, O+ EMPOWERS COMMUNITIES TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR COLLECTIVE WELLBEING.

O+ Spring Gala
Tickets are on sale for the O+ Spring 2019 Gala, which takes place Saturday, April 6 from 7-11 p.m. at the stunning Senate Garage in Kingston.

The Gala includes food and refreshments, live and silent auction of artwork, concerts and wellness services, performances from O+ alumni the Star Sisters and Kortnee Simmons, and dancing to the music of The Haveners. Festive red and black attire is encouraged.
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O+ North Adams (May 10-11)
French-Cameroonian duo Les Nubians will headline the inaugural O+ North Adams festival of art, music and wellness. MASS MoCA and O+ co-present Les Nubians’ performance at the museum’s Hunter Center.

In addition, nearly 20 musical acts and nine visual artists will participate in the festival’s exchange of the “art of medicine for the medicine of art" at multiple North Adams venues.

The public can order all-access festival wristbands and merchandise online or make a donation for a wristband in person at Common Folk, 73 Main St., North Adams.
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O+ in the news
The “quietly radical” mission and work of O+ is featured in a story for YES!, which aims to provide rigorous reporting on the positive ways communities are responding to social problems.
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Survivor Love
Letter mural
Artists Jess X. Snow and Layqa Nuna Yawar painted a monumental love letter to survivors of sexual assault and violence, featuring words by Tani Ikeda and Kingston-area survivors, on Family of Woodstock's Darmstadt Shelter during the ninth annual O+ Kingston. The project included a facilitated workshop for survivors of sexual violence and their allies.
O+ Radio Hour
The O+ Radio Hour on Radio Kingston is a weekly conversation about art, music, wellness and activism at the intersection of community. Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST we’ll feature compelling interviews with creatives, health and wellness tips from providers, and music curated by different members of the O+ team.
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O+ empowers communities to take control of their collective wellbeing through art, music and wellness.

ART
ART

O+ curators select a theme, review submissions and invite artists to make large-scale murals as well as sculpture, site-specific installation, film, theater and performance in public spaces. O+ artists receive complimentary health and wellness care in exchange for their creative gifts.

MUSIC
MUSIC

O+ festivals feature concerts in large and intimate venues, including a former Vaudevillian theater, galleries, breweries, even alleys. A music panel reviews submissions and invites bands to participate. O+ musicians receive free health and wellness care in exchange for playing festival shows.

WELLNESS
WELLNESS

The O+ Artists’ Clinic is the heart of every festival. Underinsured artists, musicians and volunteers receive care from nurses, doctors, dentists, bodyworkers and mental health professionals. Audiences attend wellness expos, healing arts classes, cycling events and NARCAN & CPR trainings.

O+ supports the health of underinsured artists and musicians through festivals at which they exchange art-making and performances for wellness services: the art of medicine for the medicine of art. O+ helps strengthen community wellbeing with Narcan and CPR trainings, expos of local health-and wellness-related nonprofits, cycling events, classes in the healing arts, mural tours and healthcare forums.

THANK YOU

To our national Sponsors, Partners & Funders

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O+ Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Donations are tax deductible.

To donate by check, send to PO BOX 3083 Kingston NY 12402

For sponsorship opportunities (both national and city-specific), contact Joe Concra at joe@opositivefestival.org

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