Arts For Life Blog


Rise & SHINE! in Charlotte

August 10, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

PRESENTED BY Thursday, October 5 Charlotte Country Club 7:30AM – Check in & Breakfast is Served 8:15 – 9:00AM – Speaker’s Program SHARE about Rise & Shine on Facebook: To get involved in next year’s event, contact Rise & Shine Chair Christina Cottingham or Arts For Life Executive Director Rachel Zink. 2017 Rise & Shine […]

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Local Color! in Durham

August 1, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Tickets On Sale Now! Get Yours Today. Snapshots from last year’s Local Color. Look how much fun! Huge thanks to our 2017 Local Color sponsors! Carol & Crafton Mitchell     Tickets On Sale Now! Get Yours Today. $50 for a Single Ticket – or – Reserve a Table for 10, for you and your […]


Pop-up! at Camino Brookstown

July 27, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

If you couldn’t make it to SECCA on July 6th for the Spoonful of Sugar opening reception, never fear! Select works from the show are on display at Camino Brookstown in Winston Salem now through September 29th. Stop in to view the delectable confection-inspired paintings created by young Arts For Life artists at Brenner Children’s […]

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Heartbeats Artwork at The Hop Asheville

| By Annie Rogers

Missed Arts For Life Asheville’s annual art show, HEARTBEATS,  on June 14th? Don’t worry! You can still view the artwork created by young artists at Mission Children’s Hospital at The Hop’s Merrimon Avenue location Stop by for a cool, delicious ice cream treat (like a scoop of chocolate-Oreo…yum!) and feast your eyes on some amazing […]

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M E E T: Hayley

July 21, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Hayley, age 14 Arts For Life Artist Has known about Arts For Life: Since this morning — today was my first visit to the art table! What is your favorite kind of art to make? Clay and Play Doh. How do you “get creative?” By my mind — you have to think about it before […]

Clothespin Sharks by Chastity, age 12

C R E A T E: Clothespin Sharks

| By Annie Rogers

Who knew clothespins could be so much fun?! In this whimsical little lesson, a simple clothespin is transformed into a ferocious (or friendly) chomping shark! Goals To create an interactive puppet using simple, everyday materials (clothespin) To play with overlapping and animation, incorporating a little surprise fish into the art project Vocabulary Overlapping: to extend […]

For Cordelia, Uriah, Jesse, and so many more…

May 22, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

              Thank you for making a gift to our Inspiration Fund, and filling so many children’s worlds with COLOR! Your donation will be put right to work, bringing creativity, discovery and joy into children’s hospitals and clinics to help kids and families along their medical journeys.       […]

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Paint Palette Challenge

April 18, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

  Enjoy Art & Do Good for Charlotte’s Young Patients & Families! Charlotte artists will be making their mark at the upcoming “First Friday” Gallery Crawl in the South End.  They are supporting a local charity, Arts For Life, by contributing paintings to a community art event hosted by Holt School of Fine Art, in […]