Arts For Life Blog

DOWNLOAD: Holiday Gift Printable

December 21, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Thank you for honoring a special person in your life this holiday season! Click here to download your PRINTABLE gift notification. Here’s an EMAIL version, too. (Right-click the link to “Open Link in New Tab,” then “Save Image As” to download.) We’re so grateful that you’ve chosen to support patients and families in this special […]

Roll & Stroll: Double Your Impact!

December 20, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Thank you for being a part of our 5th Annual Roll & Stroll! Please consider doubling (or tripling or quadrupling!) the difference you’ve made by sponsoring more art lessons for young patients and families at Brenner Children’s Hospital. $25 = 1 art lesson How many will YOU sponsor today?


Swing for the Kids!

December 6, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Registration Now Open! Friday, April 28 at Falls Village Golf Course in Durham 8:00AM – 3:00PM Swing for the Kids is a premier charity golf tournament supporting Arts For Life. Now in its second year, this event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year (and last year was a huge success!). This exciting […]


5th Annual Roll & Stroll

November 7, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Had your picture taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus? Find and download your complimentary portrait* here! You can find your Gallery # on the slip of paper you received at the Roll & Stroll. *The free download is great for sharing online or printing a 4×6″ print. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase larger […]

October is the time to IMAGINE

November 1, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

“Imagination will take you everywhere.”  -Albert Einstein Fall is upon us, and with it, the final leg of our 2016 Artist’s Journey. We spent the first part of the year REFLECTing in the cozy winter months, then CONNECTing with our peers and communities in the Spring. All summer long, we  EXPLOREd, and now we’re using […]

American Masterpieces Meet Bedside Studios

| By Annie Rogers

Have you ever left an art museum brimming with excitement, inspiration, and an overwhelming since of creative urgency? THAT is the feeling that inspired Museum on the Move, a collaboration between Arts For Life Winston Salem and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Beginning this spring, Arts For Life students and their families staying […]


Lesson: Metallic Marbleized Masks

October 31, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

This lesson involves one of our all-time favorite art processes here at Arts For Life — marbleizing with shaving cream.  From our youngest artists to our teenagers, this lesson engages them all. Best of all, the supply list is easy on the wallet. So dig out the food coloring and that old cheap bottle of […]

Creative Tools to Last a Lifetime

| By Annie Rogers

Just about five years ago, I made one of the clearest memories I have ever made at Arts For Life. I was in a hospital room with Sydney, then 7 years old. I was sitting on the end of her bed. The hospital –  the doctors, the nurses, the pokes, the tests, the tension, the […]


“Made In House” Art Show and Opening Reception

October 28, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

What: “Made In House” Opening Reception to celebrate newly installed permanent artwork on display at Mission Children’s Reuter Outpatient Center. Who: Mission patients, family members, volunteers, and staff; Open to the Public Where: Reuter Outpatient Center, 11 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803 Arts For Life invites patients, family members, Mission staff and volunteers, as […]