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Swing for the Kids!

December 6, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Friday, April 27, 2018 at Falls Village Golf Club in Durham The 2018 Tournament is SOLD OUT!!!  We’ll see you on the course. Swing for the Kids is a premier charity golf tournament supporting Arts For Life. Now in its third year, this event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year […]

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The Heartbeat Sessions

December 1, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

The Heartbeat Sessions are a growing collection of musical recordings, highlighting the collaboration between young patients and music professionals in the Asheville community. Each session involves incorporating a digital recording of a pediatric patient’s heartbeat into a song selected or created by the patient and their family. The song and the heartbeat are recorded together, […]

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Rise & SHINE! in Winston-Salem

November 27, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Thursday, March 15, 2018 Forsyth Country Club 7:30AM – Check in & Breakfast is Served 8:15 – 9:00AM – Speaker’s Program REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Can’t make it on March 15 but still want to help bring creativity and color to kids at Brenner Children’s Hospital? Make a gift online today.  Interested in Sponsoring or serving as […]

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Berlin Brothers Christmas Orchestra Concert

November 16, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Buy your tickets for the Friday, December 22nd performance and your holiday merry-making will benefit Arts For Life! (And you may just see a surprise guest appearance from a famous Arts For Life staff member!) Buy your tickets HERE! The Berlin Brothers Orchestra is a 32-piece band including a full horn section and expands to […]

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M E E T: Jerri

| By Annie Rogers

  Jerri, Arts For Life Teaching Volunteer and Master Art Lesson Prepare-er Extraordinaire What’s your favorite kind of art to make? Collage and Block Printing.  Why do you think art in the hospital is important? Because it helps an individual relax enough to learn about themselves.  Who inspires you? In terms of art and creativity: […]

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C R E A T E: Landscape Book Collages

November 13, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

At Arts For Life, we love collage lessons because collage is such an approachable medium. Unlike painting or drawing or sculpture, which are often daunting for young artists, collage requires no special skills or materials. Even the youngest artists at our tables know what to do with a glue stick and some paper! This lesson […]

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Now Hiring! for a Program Assistant in Asheville

| By Rachel Zink

Arts For Life Asheville is seeking candidates for a new Program Assistant position at Mission Children’s Hospital. This is a regular staff position for 15 hours a week, with a pay rate of $14 per hour. The Program Assistant will primarily teach the arts to patients and their family members at both the Pediatric Inpatient […]

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M E E T: Alisha

October 13, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Alisha, age 19, Arts For Life Artist What’s your favorite kind of art to make? Anything I can put in my room because I like to decorate my room with the art that I make. How do you “get creative”? I don’t have a plan, I just do what comes to my fingers. Why do […]

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C R E A T E: Animal Prints on Watercolor

| By Annie Rogers

When Arts For Life teachers pull out the printmaking supplies, it’s like a beacon: kids just gravitate to the art table. Something about the rolling tools, the squish of ink, the smooth-soft texture of drawing in Styrofoam; it’s just not like anything they’ve ever done before. (See this vintage footage of Arts For Life artist […]

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#getcreative #givecreative

September 22, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Calling All Movers, Shakers, Makers & Creatives! WHAT: #getcreative #givecreative 2017 Campaign WHEN: Nov. 2-3, 2017 WHY: To amplify Arts For Life’s mission through social media and raise much-needed funds HOW: With your help! At Arts For Life, we believe that ART IS FOR EVERYONE. Art is for the patients and families in our hospitals. […]