The Dementia Arts Fest, an exhibit of works created by individuals living with dementia, is coming to Buckhead as part of the 2019 Dementia Action Alliance Conference.

Its kickoff event will take place June 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. However, during the remainder of the conference's three days, one must be a registered guest to view the exhibit. The conference will be held June 20 through 22 at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta hotel, 3391 Peachtree Road NE in Atlanta.

The festival will include more than 40 works of art created by individuals living with some form of dementia, and attendees can meet some of the artists and learn more about how art helps them thrive while living with dementia.

The alliance launched the fest to showcase that individuals retain many abilities, creative talents and the capacity for vibrant expressions while living with dementia. Art making is very personal. Ultimately, it’s up to the individual artist to express himself/herself in his/her own unique style. As dementia progresses, lives are increasingly controlled by others. Creativity may be the one area that is completely unique and personal.

For more information on the fest, the alliance or the conference, visit www.daanow.org.

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