Arts For Life Blog

It’s Mother’s Day!

May 9, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

And we celebrate the moms in our life a little bit more on this day. Thank you for honoring a special mom in your life with a gift to help Arts For Life’s young artists, musicians, and poets. Download one of the cards below to print + mail or email to your mom(s) of choice! […]

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 […]

ALL TOGETHER NOW

| 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, […]

Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine

March 1, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

All About Table Hosting! Thank you for considering hosting a table at our Rise & Shine breakfast on Thursday, October 10 in Asheville. 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: kids and teens battling illness and disability. Our […]

Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine Charlotte

February 26, 2019 | 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 […]

C R E A T E: Lion, Tiger, and Bear Masks (oh my!)

July 27, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

It’s been a WILD month at our art tables. No, really…WILD is July’s theme! What better way to celebrate our wild side, than with these simple animal-inspired masks? Materials Colored, White, or Patterned Cardstock Simple Mask Template Scissors 1″ Hole Punch (or scissors) Glue Stick and Tacky Glue Paper strips: shorter (for manes/hair) and longer […]

M E E T: Garrett

| By Annie Rogers

            Garrett, age 6 Arts For Life Artist What’s something you’ve always dreamed about doing? EVERYTHING. I want to learn everything at school and do everything and work everything. Except the news, because I have to wear makeup on the news. What would your superpower be, if you could have […]