Arts For Life Blog

Welcome to our Newest Board Members!

June 4, 2020 | By Snee Howard

Will Sparks serves as the Dennis Thompson Chair and Professor of Leadership at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, where he has taught since 2000. Concurrently he serves as the founder and Managing Director of William L. Sparks & Associates, LLC, a professional services firm providing executive coaching, leadership development and […]

The Arts For Life Guide to Art Materials

June 3, 2020 | By Annie Rogers

Paper You’ll want to use paper that is made for whatever art material you are using on it. An inexpensive sketch pad is a great place to start.  Watercolor paper is thick so it will be stable when it gets wet. Typically, it has a “toothy” or rough texture in order to ‘hold’ the paint […]

Announcing: Arts For Life Anywhere

May 13, 2020 | By Rachel Zink

Creativity is never cancelled! We are very excited to share with you Arts For Life Anywhere – our new online hub for creative resources, so you can do art and music anywhere and everywhere. We’ve just launched it – so we’re adding new things every day. Sign up for our email list to get a […]

Virtual Gratitude Gathering

April 17, 2020 | By Rachel Zink

You’re such a great friend to Arts For Life, we want to celebrate YOU and share with you the music, art, and stories of what you make possible. While we’d love to gather in real life, that’s not possible right now – but we won’t let that stop us from gathering together! This party is […]

Rise & SHINE! in Charlotte

February 26, 2020 | By Rachel Zink

October 8, 2020 Co-chaired by: Jessica Schwartz & Emily Hull 8:30AM – Check in & Breakfast is Served 9:15 – 10:00AM – Speaker’s Program Learn more about Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine! Interested in Sponsoring Rise & Shine? More info here. Questions? Email us. Thank you to our generous 2019 Event Sponsors: The […]

Swing for the Kids!

February 18, 2020 | By Rachel Zink

Notice: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Swing for the Kids has been rescheduled. Friday, October 9, 2020 at Falls Village Golf Club in Durham Swing for the Kids is a premier charity golf tournament supporting Arts For Life. Now in its fifth year, this event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year […]

Creed’s Story

October 29, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Inspired to make art and music lessons possible for kids and teens like Creed? Donate here today. When Creed was first asked to come to the art table by an Arts For Life teacher, his mom didn’t think anything of it. Art was just not something that Creed was interested in. So, it took her […]

Virginia’s Story

September 27, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Inspired to make art and music lessons possible for kids and teens like Virginia? Donate here today. Virginia is not afraid to try new things and has the amazing ability to always see the good in life. When she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma the summer before her senior year in high school in 2017, she […]