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Inspiring Courage Through Creativity

Arts For Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts education and engagement. By providing educational arts programs, we enrich patients’ lives, nurture their minds and spirits, and encourage positive healthcare experiences for children and their families. We serve children and families navigating illnesses and disabilities; no matter who they are, no matter where they are from. Learn more…


Faces of AFL

For more than 20 years…

Arts For Life has been providing creative programming to pediatric patients and their families since 2001. Our Founding Executive Director recognized the importance and the power of creativity for her sister while she was being treated in the hospital. Since then, tens of thousands of kids have been handed a paintbrush or encouraged to strum […]

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Fill the World

Arts For Life x Giving Tuesday:

Read our collaborative poem, written and facilitated by Jacinta V. White, founder of The Word Project — featuring everything our kids and supporters want to fill the world with…

Our Events

Rise & SHINE! in Asheville

Thursday, September 26th at Highland Brewing

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Rise & SHINE! in Charlotte

Thursday, October 10th at Carmel Country Club

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News and Noteworthy

NOW HIRING! Creative Arts Instructor, Winston-Salem

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Welcome to our Newest Board Members!

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