Arts For Life Blog


Shuck! Oyster Roast & Auction Benefit

October 9, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Tickets are now on sale for SHUCK!, a party benefiting Arts For Life, featuring food, fun, craft beer, and live music from The Moon and You ─ plus, fantastic silent auction items and, of course, oysters. Presented by the Asheville Affiliates, SHUCK! will take place at Brian Boggs Chairmakers, a luxury handmade furniture studio near […]

Finger Puppets

September is Creatures + Wearables Month!

September 24, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Kids at Arts For Life tables across the state have had to make room for some colorful characters this September—everything from bugs, to dancing robots, to symmetrical name aliens. That’s because it’s Creatures + Wearables Month!

Book Page Flower Pin

Lesson: Book Page Flower Pins

| By Rachel Zink

September is Creatures + Wearables Month at Arts For Life! A wearable can be anything from a mask, to a pair of 3D glasses, to a fetching piece of jewelry like this Book Page Flower Pin.

Bug Finger Puppet

Lesson: Bug Finger Puppets

| By Rachel Zink

September is all about creatures at Arts For Life, and our young artists have been as busy as, well, bees creating flying bugs! With simple materials and these steps, you can make a working finger puppet at home.


Three-Year-Old Mia’s Take on the “Wizard of Oz”

| By Rachel Zink

Mia made a movie, and we’re excited to share it with you! She crafted all the characters, designed the sets, and “directed” this stop-motion movie – with a little help from her digital art teachers, Jenna and Sukhu, and another Arts For Life artist, seventeen-year-old patient Nathan.   Thanks to you, this bit of movie […]

Peace Sign by Skye

Lesson: Peace Sign Paper Sculpture

September 21, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Each year, an International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21 to strengthen the ideas of peace within and among all nations and peoples. This paper sculpture is the perfect Peace Day project!

25X25 Fundraising Challenge

Take the 25X25 Challenge!

September 14, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

At Arts For Life, 25 IS A MAGIC NUMBER! $25 provides one art lesson for a child in the hospital. Take our 25X25 fundraising challenge to help make creativity, discovery, and joy possible for kids and teens in hospitals across North Carolina.