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The Lessons of Love

July 1, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Any parent knows parenthood is an adventure. One of our Music Teachers, Marty Edwards, shares how the adventure of fatherhood informs his work with Arts For Life. Of course, Marty would say it’s a calling rather than a job. In his own words: “When my four year old son gazes up at me, he sees […]

MEET: Nine-year-old Reese

| By Rachel Zink

Reese just turned nine years old, and he spends at least 21 days in the hospital each time he comes to receive his chemo treatments. By the end of the first week his walls, IV pole, and ceiling are covered in artwork. He has even started selling some of the art to his nurses, doctors, […]

Adventure Starts a Research Scientist on the Path to Arts For Life

| By Rachel Zink

The path that led our new board member, Doris Rouse PhD, began with an amazing adventure. When Doris graduated from Duke University with a degree in Chemistry, she joined the Peace Corps and left everything familiar to teach science in Tugbake, a small, remote village in Liberia. She fell in love with the children and […]

Kaleidoscope: Art of the Triangle

Friday, July 12 6:00-8:00 PM

This year’s community art exhibit, Kaleidoscope: Art of the Triangle, will be held at FRANK Community Gallery and features artwork created by pediatric patients and their family members in the Arts For Life program at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. Each of the artworks features the Triangle, a nod to our home where we […]

Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine

June 11, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

All About Table Hosting! Thank you for considering hosting a table at our Rise & Shine breakfast on Thursday, September 26. It’s a powerful, fun, and easy way for you to help bring the healing power of the arts to children who need it most: kids and teens battling illness and disability. Our breakfast is […]

Now Hiring! Part-time Art Teacher in Charlotte

May 29, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Arts For Life and Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, are looking for a stellar Art Teacher to join the staff team, teaching art lessons to pediatric patients battling cancer and blood disease for 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate: Has a lot of experience (at least 3 years) teaching art, in a wide […]

NOW HIRING! Business & Operations Manager, Art Well Kits

May 21, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

FULL-TIME, BENEFITS ELIGIBLESalary range $40,000 – 55,000 Job Description Arts For Life is seeking an experienced Business & Operations Manager to lead and oversee the work of Art Well Kits, an earned-revenue division of the nonprofit organization Arts For Life. The Business & Operations Manager will be responsible for establishing and growing successful sales relationships, […]

It’s Mother’s Day!

May 9, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

And we celebrate the moms in our life a little bit more on this day. Thank you for honoring a special mom in your life with a gift to help Arts For Life’s young artists, musicians, and poets. Download one of the cards below to print + mail or email to your mom(s) of choice! […]

We Teach Dinosaurs Too!

March 29, 2019 | By Annie Rogers

Sometimes we have children at our tables who don’t want to do art or who don’t think they are “artists”. Five-year old, Sylas is one of those. He spends a lot of time at Brenner Children’s Hospital while his little brother, Wyatt is in treatment for cancer. One of Sylas’ duties as big brother is […]

Swing for the Kids!

Friday, April 12 8:00AM-3:00PM

Friday, April 12, 2019 at Falls Village Golf Club in Durham Swing for the Kids is a premier charity golf tournament supporting Arts For Life. Now in its fourth year, this event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year (and last year was a huge success!). This exciting day of golf includes unlimited range […]