|Fort Thomas residents Holly and Eric Specht who lost their son, Nicholas, are included in the exhibit. Photo: Gabi Deaton|
The photos depict families who have been affected by the opioid crisis.
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|Art Around the Park is located at 1051 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue in the Midway District|
Black Balloon Overdose Awareness Day, March 6, is a national and international event, and Deaton started this project last year.
"I, myself, have been sober for a little bit over eight years. In the last eight years, I have found out who I am and who I want to be, said Deaton.
|Loved ones holding black balloons are the faces of those affected by addiction. Photo: Gabi Deaton|
Art in the Park owner Snezana Tenhundfeld added, "When we first opened the gallery a year ago, we made a commitment to this community to give back what was once so freely given to us. To be able to showcase this amazing project will not only humanize the faces of addiction but also help to ensure that their stories continue to live on."
Center Table Catering will be providing snacks, and raffles will be held. Come out to support a great cause and share your stories Friday, May 3 at Art in the Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.