Art & Jazz Gala

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Art & Jazz Gala

A Mental Health-Focused Art Jazz Gala in partnership with Manifest Destiny

By I Will Survive, Inc.

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, April 30 · 6 - 9pm EDT


The Gathering Spot ATL 384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest Atlanta, GA 30313

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

I Will Survive, Inc. and Manifest Destiny present:

The Art & Jazz Gala on April 30, 2023 at The Gathering Spot

Focus: Mental Health

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year!
  • 1,405,000 adults in Georgia have a mental health condition!
  • More than half of Americans report that covid-19 had a negative impact on their mental health!
  • Now ADD breast cancer and generational poverty!
  • What about our youth? 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6–17 experience a mental health disorder each year!
  • 104,000 Georgians age 12–17 have depression!

This partnership is vital for the future of our youth. Join us to help mitigate the terrible effects that mental health and breast cancer have on disadvantaged families in Georgia.

Learn more about Manifest Destiny, visit

Event Details:

  • Food Art curated by Executive Chef Robin Lewis
  • Vendor Art for sale, Survivor Entrepreneurs
  • VIP Swag Bags
  • Mental Health Resources, NAMI
  • Hosted by Poet, Author, co-Founder Manifest Destiny, Mario Reyes
  • Guest Speakers Melissa Ifill, LCSW & TEDx Speaker Dr. Curtis D. Jasper, MEd, PhD
  • Live Music with Celebrity Saxophonist Richard Shaw, Jr. and more
  • Poetry
  • Silent Art Auction with Artists (follow them on IG):
  1. Chanell Angeli, co-Founder Manifest Destiny @ChanellAngeli_
  2. Andrea McKenzie @Andreas.Heart
  3. Kelly Free Spirit @KellyFreeSpirit333
  4. Honey Pierre @HoneyPierre_
  5. Riyah Bronx Bird/Head Sancocho @RiyahNiko
  6. Reina Reinilda Blair @ReinildaBlair
  7. Lillian Blades @LillianBlades
  8. Tracy Murrel @TracyMurrelArt

We are raising $50,000 to help add effective Art & Music Therapy Programs for healing in Atlanta, Georgia!

About the organizer

I Will Survive, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide prevention education, economic support, and health and wellness servives to those at higher risk and those affected by breast cancer. 

Please help us in our mission with our life saving programs.

Donation checks can be made out to I Will Survive, Inc. 

All donations are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

For more information: please email


$75 – $150