Night of Aphasia Arts viewer Honey Hubbard said it best in the event’s chat box: “This feeds the soul!” If you were there, you would know that it was an incredible evening — moving, beautiful, celebratory, funny, and creative. We were all in awe of the talent of the performers, artists, and writers.
Night of Aphasia Arts by the Numbers
- 507 people registered to attend
- 305 attended the event + numerous other people attended watch parties during and after the event
- 23 recorded performances (dance, music, theater, and poetry readings)
- 174 pieces of visual art and photography
- 21 poems in the poetry booklet
Countless participants — from solo acts to large group acts, such as the 24 performers from Stroke & Aphasia Recovery (STAR) Summer Arts Program that opened the evening with their performance of “Here Come the Sun” by the Beatles.
218 pieces of art were tracked and uploaded, and 305 emails were answered by Melissa and Greg behind the scenes.
1 hour and 40 minutes of screen time, emceed by Chad and Darlene from the NAA board of directors.
And it all added up to an unforgettable evening.
Watch It Again
You can watch the recorded video on our YouTube page if you missed the evening.
We’ve also made the slideshow available on our site. To view each video in the slideshow, click on the image, which will take you to the video on YouTube.
Visit the Art Gallery
Make sure you visit the online art gallery. Enter the nine online “rooms” of art (there are 20 images in each room), and download a copy of the poetry booklet in “room” 11. We love that people also submitted pictures of the art being made.
What Is Next?
The annual Night of Aphasia Arts moves to its permanent spring home in a few months. We hope you’ll join us for Night of Aphasia Arts 2023 in March 2023. The submission information will go up on our site soon.
Enjoy these scenes from home and watch parties celebrating Night of Aphasia Arts 2022.