“Elevating Your Cause,” a new group exhibition at Art Escape centers on thought-provoking artwork created to raise awareness of an issue, convey a commitment or illustrate a belief. More than a dozen artists are presenting work inspired by their passions, including endangered species, women’s rights, community, mental health, immigration, culture, special needs and the environment, among others.

Just as the issues represented in the show are varied, so are the types of art. Pieces on view include encaustic, collage, weaving, sculpture, crochet, digital animation, watercolor, oil and acrylic.

The “Elevating Your Cause” exhibit runs at Art Escape at 17474 Highway 12 in Boyes Hot Springs from May 19 through June 16. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 19.