News and Noteworthy

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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The Heartbeat Sessions

December 22, 2016 | 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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Swing for the Kids!

Friday, Apr. 28 8:00AM

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 […]

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Season’s Greeting (Cards) from Arts For Life!

October 14, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Celebrate the giving season by supporting young artists in hospitals across North Carolina with our special holiday cards This year, one artist from each of our four chapters contributed a design for our cards: Their bird-inspired winter scenes are colorful, whimsical, and sure to bring a smile to the faces of your clients, colleagues, friends […]

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Lesson: Local Map Doodles

August 31, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

Have you noticed that “coloring” is having a moment? These days, you can buy coloring books everywhere – even in the grocery store line! This lesson offers the same mind-quieting, free-flowing benefits of coloring, with some added challenge and dimension. You can use that 1980’s atlas gathering dust on your highest bookshelf or – if […]

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“No one uses real maps anymore…”

| By Annie Rogers

…except when they’re making art! That’s what the kids at the art table at the Valvano Day Hospital at Duke Children’s all agreed as they sat together transforming old black and white maps into colorful works of art using this Local Map Doodles lesson last week. The lesson is just one of sixteen different lessons […]

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Lesson: Colorful House Collograph Prints

May 27, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.

2016 Roll & Stroll Kickoff Meeting!

May 3, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it’s our FIFTH year hosting this amazing event?  The Roll & Stroll is our primary fundraising event for our work at Brenner Children’s Hospital – and we’d love for you to be a part of the team to make this year’s the best it can possibly […]

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Lesson: Animal Print Paper Quilts

April 27, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.