Media Release

Raising Our Voices: Survivors of Violence Art Exhibit

Monday, March 27, 2017 12:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Community Support Services' Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center invites members of the community to attend “Raising Our Voices: Survivors of Violence Art Exhibit.” The show, which is in its fourth year, features original artwork created by victims and survivors of interpersonal violence.

The exhibit is at the Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St, Gainesville) and Wild Iris Books (22 S.E. 5th Ave, Ste D, Gainesville) from Friday, March 31, to Thursday, April 6, 2017. An opening reception is on Friday, March 31, beginning at 7 p.m., and features speakers and live performance art pieces. 

The show will travel to the Harn Museum of Art (3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville) from Tuesday, April 11, to Sunday, April 23. A small reception will be held on Thursday, April 13, beginning at 6 p.m., in conjunction with Museum Nights.

The show and receptions are free and open to the public.

"Art is a very powerful vehicle for healing," said Alachua County Victim Advocate Counselor Ashley Flattery. "The process of creating art allows survivors to discover unique ways of expressing how their victimization has impacted their life. Through this show, we are able to give survivors a safe space to share their art as part of their healing.”

View & download the event flyer.

Visit the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center website.

For more information, contact Ashley Flattery at 352-264-6763.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).