Arts For Life Blog

An unFOREgettable day!

July 1, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Arts For Life’s 5th Annual golf tournament, Swing For The Kids, was an incredible success! In spite of the ever-present threat of storms, sunshine and smiles won the day. 112 golfers and friends came together for an exciting, fun-filled day on the green — complete with a putting contest, fabulous raffle prizes, friendly competition and […]

Rise & SHINE! in Charlotte

| By Snee Howard

Join us for Rise and Shine in Charlotte! Thursday, October 20th, 8:30 to 10:00 am Thursday, October 20th 8:30-10:00AM Carmel Country Club 4735 Carmel Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28226 8:30 am – Check in & Breakfast is Served 9:15 am – Program begins RSVP Here Today! please do so by October 14th Rise & Shine […]

Rise & SHINE! in Asheville

June 30, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Join us for Rise and Shine in Asheville! Co-chaired by Virginia Gajewski and Gregor Pickral Thursday, October 13, 8:30 to 10:00 am Thursday, October 13 8:30-10:00AM Highland Brewing Company Event Center 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200 Asheville, North Carolina 28803 8:30 am – Check in & Breakfast is Served 9:15 am – Program begins […]

Follow Arts For Life and discover the magic!

June 29, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Our social media accounts are a great way to see the everyday magic that happens when Arts For Life brings creativity into the hospital for kids and families! Visit our accounts on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to see pictures, read stories, enjoy masterpieces – like Grace’s Wonder Llama pictured here! – and to learn more […]

Faces of AFL

For more than 20 years…

June 17, 2022 | By Snee Howard

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 […]

Arts For Life welcomes new Development Coordinator!

April 7, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Chelsea Parrish Development Coordinator As a lifelong artist, Chelsea is excited to share the transformative and healing power of the arts with others as the Development Coordinator. New to Raleigh, NC, Chelsea grew up in Austin, TX, where she graduated from the University of Texas in 2018, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and […]

Arts For Life welcomes new staff member!

February 8, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Madeline Geier Program Director Asheville // Mission Children’s Hospital Madeline (she/her) is thrilled to have joined Arts For Life in December to serve the Asheville community. Before joining the team, Madeline lived in Minneapolis, MN where she primarily worked at Children’s Theatre Company, the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people. An experienced […]

Welcome to our Newest Board Members!

February 6, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Sharon DavisMorrisville, NC Sharon is a 1998 graduate of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Arts/ Art Education. Sharon is NC licensed art educator currently teaching art at Voyager Academy Elementary School in Durham, NC. Sharon has over 15 years of teaching experience, working with general classroom students […]

Swing for the Kids!

November 18, 2021 | By Rachel Zink

Swing For The Kids 2022 was a tremendous success. 112 golfers and friends came together for an exciting, fun-filled day on the green. With your help we raised $26,357 for Arts For Life, ensuring that more than 450 young patients will experience the joy of creative arts enrichment during their time in the hospital. Swing […]

Duke Hospital Auxiliary Sponsors Kids at Heart

October 1, 2021 | By Snee Howard

  Many thanks to our Kids At Heart GOLDEN GLITTER sponsor, Duke Hospital Auxiliary. Duke Hospital Auxiliary supports hospital programs through volunteer hours and financial support with particular emphasis on patient and family needs that raise the level of patient care and comfort—including Arts For Life at Duke Children’s Hospital. Arts For Life is grateful […]