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Art, music showcased at Summer Fest

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Live music, a dunk tank and more than 100 pieces of patient-created art were featured during Summer Fest at Oregon State Hospital on July 17. Patients were encouraged to display and perform their own creative projects at the private event on the Salem campus.  

The event also highlighted the value of art and music therapy, which enable people to express themselves “when words are not enough,” and is especially helpful for people who have poor self- image, challenges with emotional expression, a history of trauma and difficulty with social relationships. Check out the video to learn more.

Patients pose with a painting of a rooster at Summer Fest on July 17.

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