Art fundraiser supports mental health programs in Orillia
A live wearable art show has been transformed into a documentary to raise money for mental health after it was shelved due to COVID-19.
Somniatis 'A World of Beauty' takes the viewer on a journey showcasing the collaboration of local artists working together on one wearable piece of art.
"For me personally, before the pandemic, there were many people in my life that I lost due to mental health," said Somniatis Artist Director Tammy Dore. "But with myself personally creating art, it just kind of takes you away."
The roughly 23-minute long video is meant to raise money for mental health services at Orillia's hospital.
As of Monday afternoon, more than $600 has been raised.
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