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Arts For Life Expands to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC

April 24, 2015 | By Rachel Zink


This spring, Arts For Life is celebrating an exciting new partnership in Charlotte: an Arts For Life program at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital! The most comprehensive facility of its kind between Atlanta and Washington D.C., Levine Children’s Hospital has provided outstanding healthcare for children in Charlotte and the greater southeast region since opening its doors in 2007.

At Arts For Life, we’re honored to offer our educational art programs to children and teens at Levine Children’s Hospital who are facing challenging illnesses and disabilities. Kids battling cancer, blood disease, and other long-term illnesses can take part in meaningful and educational art projects in one of many playrooms across the hospital with the guidance of their Arts For Life teachers. Additionally, patients can explore their creative side in what we call “bedside studios,” or hospital room one-on-one art lessons.

Located in the heart of Charlotte, Levine Children’s Hospital has received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” in five different categories. The healthcare providers at Levine Children’s Hospital and supporters at the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation know firsthand the important role the arts play in the healing process. Their displays of original artwork on every floor of the hospital, the popular on-site Seacrest Studios, and collaborations with local arts organizations, demonstrate the many ways Levine Children’s Hospital is truly on the cutting edge of patient and family-centered care amid exceptional medical expertise.

In addition to our new partnership, Arts For Life continues to inspire and encourage kids and families in the Charlotte region through Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Camp C.A.R.E (Cancer Ain’t Really the End).

With all of the ways we’re providing art experiences to kids in Charlotte, there are so many opportunities for YOU to get involved:

  • VOLUNTEER: Attend our Info Session + Open House next Wednesday, April 29 from 5-6pm at Levine Children’s Hospital (more details here). You’ll meet Sarah Ness, Arts For Life’s coordinator in Charlotte, and Rachel Zink, executive director; learn more about what it means to be an Arts For Life volunteer or intern; and have an opportunity to ask questions. RSVP to if you plan to attend, and you can help by spreading the word to your creative friends! Just want to learn more about Arts For Life in general? Join us!
  • GIVE TODAY: securely online to bring creativity, discovery, and hope to children and families in the fight of their lives. $25 pays for one art lesson; $75 sponsors one young artist for a whole year; $250 keeps all the art tables across NC running and filled with kids exploring their creative side; and $1,000 supports a whole month of an art table. Your gift of any amount makes a huge difference to Arts For Life’s budding young artists.
  • STAY CONNECTED: like us on Facebook (be sure to select “Get Notifications” after you hit the “Like” Button!) and Twitter, and encourages friends, family members to do the same! We share lots of stories from the art table via our social media outlets, and if there’s a new blog post featuring one of our young artists or an exciting event, you’ll hear about it first there.

Help Arts For Life celebrate this exciting new partnership in support of our community’s young patients and families, by getting involved, pledging your support, and staying connected!