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March 2016: Colorful REFLECTION

April 1, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

“OOOH! This looks like FUN!” That’s what Arts For Life student, Piper, said when she walked into the art room at Brenner Children’s Hospital last week and saw the lesson example for these Tie Dye Mini Portraits hanging in the window. Clearly drawn like a magnet to the bright, swirling colors of the example, she […]

Artist Erica

Show Business! Spotlight On: Erica

August 11, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Our latest Winston-Salem art show, Art Amplified: A Fusion of Music & Visual Art, was on display this summer at the Southeastern Center for Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). We talked with exhibiting artist Erica about getting to be part of the BIG show.

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July Is Color Theory Month!

July 26, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

You know that yellow and blue make green. Red and blue make purple. Yellow and red make orange. But do you know about complementary colors? Primary, secondary, and tertiary colors? Analogous colors? Color families? Warm and cool colors? Our students have been learning about them all this month!

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We’re In the News: An Update From Charlotte!

July 8, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

You’ve already heard the news: that Arts For Life expanded to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte earlier this year. Now, our BIG news is, well, in the news! The Charlotte Observer recently featured us and our Charlotte chapter in their Health & Family section. Here’s a Charlotte update from Program Director Sarah Ness.

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A Mother’s Day Poem

May 10, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Here’s to the ones who wake up when it’s dark and drive two hours in the morning fog to make an 8:00 am appointment.

Recycled Cardboard Art

Recycling With Arts For Life!

April 22, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Arts For Life continues our commitment to creating unique, student-made art with materials that may otherwise end up in a landfill. It’s a process that starts with a simple act of conservation and ends with beautiful, whimsical, touching, thought-provoking, synergistic artwork that indisputably makes our delicate world an even more beautiful place.

Music Teacher William Dawson

The Magic of Arts For Life Radio

March 27, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

In 2014, Arts For Life Durham found its musical match with music teacher William Dawson. But you don’t have to take our word for it: You can hear for yourself on Arts For Life Radio!

Olson Huff Center Art Table

Grant Award: Thanks, Mission VLC!

February 5, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

We’re thrilled to announce that Arts For Life has recently been awarded a $10,000 grant from Mission Health’s Volunteer Leadership Committee (VLC)! We will use the grant money to support our art table at the Olson Huff Center for Child Development.

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Bands4Good Challenge: The Votes Are IN!

December 17, 2014 | By Rachel Zink

We are a nonprofit partner in NC-based Doing Good Network™’s 2014 Bands4Good Challenge! The competition provides a stage for aspiring and cause-driven musicians to spread the word about their music while raising awareness and important funds for music education. Two artists raising money for Arts For Life have made it to the semifinals.

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Welcome to Our New Website!

| By Rachel Zink

We couldn’t be happier to share our brand new and improved website! We’ve been dreaming about a site makeover for quite some time, imagining a home on the web that would let us better share our work and communicate with you: our friends, supporters, and families. And the new artsforlifenc.org does just that.