LEWISTON — The ArtVan has just concluded its after-school session with children at the Lewiston Public Library, and will celebrate the work of the young artists with an art show, from May 1 to 31 at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the cafe.

ArtVan is a mobile arts therapy program whose mission is to provide the arts to youth and adults as a healing agent for safe, creative expression and self discovery.

During the reception, young artists, ArtVan staff and representatives from the Lewiston Public Library will be on hand to speak about the program. Art projects will be set up for kids to enjoy during the event; merchandise created by ArtVan youth will also be available for sale, including pottery and cards.

“We are working hard to reach out to area families and business to share with them our mission and objectives. The show and reception is our way of saying thanks to our current supporters, show off the kids’ work and hopefully gain additional exposure for the program,” said Jeanelle Demers, Lewiston artist and outreach coordinator for the program.

To learn more about the ArtVan, visit www.artvanprogram.org or e-mail Demers at [email protected]