Arts For Life Blog

Jahlani with his porcupine print

Calling All Artists!

October 25, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Each year, more than 8,000 young artists, musicians, and poets are nurtured, encouraged, and inspired by Arts For Life. We believe that the arts have the power to help kids heal. Join us today!

Joseph's Turtle

Caution: Future Masters at Work!

October 23, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

This month at Arts For Life, students are taking their cues from the experts: Keith Haring, Frida Kahlo, Alma Thomas, Roy Lichtenstein, just to name a few. October’s theme is Art History and Teacher’s Choice, and students and teachers alike are seizing the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of some of the world’s most influential artists.

SHUCK

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.