Arts For Life Blog

Rise & SHINE! in Asheville

April 4, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Thursday, October 10 8:30-10:00AM Highland Brewing Company Event Center 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200 Asheville, North Carolina 28803 Featuring special guest: David Holt! Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer, dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments and […]

One Mission: Better Together

| By Rachel Zink

We wanted you to know: One Mission: Better Together You know our mission: Arts For Life supports pediatric patients and their families through arts education and engagement. You know that by providing arts programs, patients’ lives are enriched, their minds and spirits are nurtured, and healthcare experiences become more positive for children and their families. […]

We Teach Dinosaurs Too!

March 29, 2019 | By Annie Rogers

Sometimes we have children at our tables who don’t want to do art or who don’t think they are “artists”. Five-year old, Sylas is one of those. He spends a lot of time at Brenner Children’s Hospital while his little brother, Wyatt is in treatment for cancer. One of Sylas’ duties as big brother is […]

Once Upon a Time: Paper, Paint, and the Art of Story

March 11, 2019 | By Annie Rogers

Celebrating the artwork of young patients in Arts For Life programs at Brenner Children’s Hospital. On display at SECCA // Southeastern Center For Contemporary Art April 25th-May 12th, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2019,  5-8 pm View and share the Facebook Event HERE. Books transport us to a magical world where anything is possible […]


| By Annie Rogers

    Celebrating the artwork of young artists in Arts For Life programs at Mission Children’s Hospital. On display at Grovewood Gallery April 6th-28th Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th, 2-5pm View and Share the Facebook Event       When kids make art, they tell stories. Over and over, spontaneously and unprompted, they paint, draw, […]

Swing for the Kids!

March 6, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Friday, April 12, 2019 at Falls Village Golf Club in Durham Swing for the Kids is a premier charity golf tournament supporting Arts For Life. Now in its fourth year, this event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year (and last year was a huge success!). This exciting day of golf includes unlimited range […]

Rise & SHINE! in Charlotte

February 26, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

  Co-chaired by: Jessica Schwartz & Emily Hull Please email us if you have registration questions. 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? Contact Lari Powell Hatley, Development […]

Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine Charlotte

| By Rachel Zink

All About Table Hosting! Thank you for considering hosting a table at our Rise & Shine breakfast on Thursday, October 17. It’s a powerful, fun, and easy way for you to help bring the healing power of the arts to children who need it most: patients in treatment for illnesses and disabilities. Our breakfast is […]

Meet Highland & Mia

December 21, 2018 | By Rachel Zink

Highland and Mia don’t know each other, but they sure both know the Arts For Life art table. Highland, who is four, has been visiting the art table at the pediatric oncology clinic since she was diagnosed with Leukemia over two years ago. She is done with treatment now. Mia, who is eight, has been […]