Arts For Life Blog


Rise & SHINE! in Charlotte

August 10, 2018 | By Rachel Zink

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Charlotte Country Club This event is SOLD OUT! Please email us if you have registration questions. New Time in 2018: 8:30AM – Check in & Breakfast is Served 9:15 – 10:00AM – Speaker’s Program Learn more about Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine! Interested in Sponsoring Rise & Shine? More […]

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C R E A T E: Lion, Tiger, and Bear Masks (oh my!)

July 27, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

It’s been a WILD month at our art tables. No, really…WILD is July’s theme! What better way to celebrate our wild side, than with these simple animal-inspired masks? Materials Colored, White, or Patterned Cardstock Simple Mask Template Scissors 1″ Hole Punch (or scissors) Glue Stick and Tacky Glue Paper strips: shorter (for manes/hair) and longer […]


M E E T: Garrett

| By Annie Rogers

            Garrett, age 6 Arts For Life Artist What’s something you’ve always dreamed about doing? EVERYTHING. I want to learn everything at school and do everything and work everything. Except the news, because I have to wear makeup on the news. What would your superpower be, if you could have […]


Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine Durham

July 5, 2018 | By Rachel Zink

All About Table Hosting! Thank you for considering hosting a table at our Rise & Shine breakfast on Thursday, November 1. It’s a powerful, fun, and easy way for you to help bring the healing power of the arts to children who need it most: kids and teens in treatment at Duke Children’s Hospital. Our breakfast […]


Rise & SHINE! in Asheville

July 4, 2018 | By Rachel Zink

Thursday, September 6 8:30-10:00AM Trinity Episcopal Church Tuton Hall // 60 Church Street Downtown Asheville or call (828) 772-5339 Rise & Shine is Arts For Life’s annual breakfast benefit gathering, featuring speakers who know Arts For Life best (families and staff from the hospital) and can tell the story of how the arts have made […]

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Rise & SHINE! in Durham

| By Rachel Zink

Thursday, November 1 7:30-9:00AM at The Rickhouse 609 Foster Street, Durham or call (828) 772-5339 RSVP by FRI., 10/26!   Interested in serving as a Table Host or Sponsoring Rise & Shine? Contact us today! Can’t make it on November 1, but still want to help bring creativity and color to kids at Duke Children’s […]

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C R E A T E: Silly Creature Heads

June 21, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

It’s summer time! That means it’s time to let loose, have some fun, and get a little wacky…and these silly creature heads are just what the doctor ordered. Simple enough for even the youngest artists at our tables, with just the right sprinkling of fun materials (googly eyes and sequins, anyone?!,) these are always a […]


M E E T: Tatiana

| By Annie Rogers

Tatiana, age 14 Arts For Life Artist What’s something interesting about you? My favorite color is neon green. I make up songs at night when I’m sleepy. What’s something you’ve always dreamed of doing? Travel. I would go to Paris and sit where I could see the Eiffel Tower when the sun is setting and […]