Arts For Life Blog

Arts For Life welcomes new Program Coordinator in Charlotte!

May 24, 2023 | By Snee Howard

Andrea Klauss Program Coordinator Charlotte // Levine Children’s Hospital Andrea comes from a varied background—with experience as an artist, as a business owner and as an arts educator. She grew up outside of Boston and received her BFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. While living in Baltimore, Andrea worked as a […]

Charlotte Artist Pays It Forward With Arts For Life

April 10, 2023 | By Snee Howard

Elijah Kell has been creating art for himself for a long time, knowing how meaningful creativity and making has been for him since a very young age. And as his skill and portfolio has grown, he continues to create art for others – most recently, in support of Arts For Life. At a recent celebration […]

Arts For Life receives a Courage Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution

March 30, 2023 | By Snee Howard

Arts For Life was recently honored with a community service award from the Edward Buncombe Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Our Asheville chapter program staff—Madeline Geier and Melissa Hyman—accepted the award and shared the impact of creativity that they see in the hospital every day. As a non-profit service organization, the support of […]

Rise & SHINE! in Charlotte

March 21, 2023 | By Snee Howard

Join us for Rise and Shine in Charlotte! Supported by Event Chairs, Leslie McMurray and Lauren Bolshakov Thursday, October 12th, 8:30 to 10:00 am Thursday, October 12th 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 Rise & Shine […]

Rise & SHINE! in Asheville

| By Snee Howard

Join us for Rise and Shine in Asheville! Thursday, September 28th, 8:30 to 10:00 am Thursday, September 28th 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 Rise & Shine is Arts For Life’s […]

Welcome to our Newest Board Members!

January 30, 2023 | By Snee Howard

Charissa McCullersCharlotte, NC Charissa McCullers has more than 15 years of experience in IT.  She has worked in leadership roles at HPE and SimpliVity. She is currently the Sr. Director of Nutanix Worldwide Support in Durham, North Carolina, where she leads a diverse team of leaders and engineers.  Charissa loves volunteering with organizations that support […]

Talkin’ Bout a Heartbeat Session

November 16, 2022 | By Snee Howard

When Sarah Hope organized an Arts For Life fundraiser and recruited colleagues to volunteer to help pack art kits in 2014, she was captivated by the energy and passion of the staff and board. Then, in 2015, she gave birth to Solomon who spent his first 106 days in the NICU. “We knew, given his […]

Grateful for the support of the Genesis Inspiration Foundation!

November 2, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Arts For Life is so grateful to the Genesis Inspiration Foundation for their support of Arts For Life and the young artists we serve! The Genesis Inspiration Foundation celebrates “the creative force in each child that will catapult their lives” and recognizes the importance of creativity and the arts for the well-being of children and […]

Arts For Life welcomes new Charlotte Program Director

August 2, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Olivia Chisholm Program Director Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte Olivia joins Arts For Life with 10 years of prior experience in healthcare. From Occupational Therapy, to working with spaces such as Microsoft, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Apollo Theater, and more, Olivia bridges the two worlds of inclusion and accessibility with artistic expression and […]

Arts For Life’s State of the Arts

| By Snee Howard

A video update on all of the incredible things that are happening across all of our Arts For Life chapters. Enjoy this seven-minute video that will give you a glimpse into the state of the arts…