News and Noteworthy

Welcome to our Newest Board Members!

January 16, 2024 | By Snee Howard

Sarah CookeGreenville, SC From the musical page to the digital stage, Sarah Cooke is an advocate for creative entrepreneurship and strategic communication with a focus on living local. She pursued her education through her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Interdisciplinary Minor in Humanities from Furman University and her Master of Science in Entrepreneurship & […]

Arts For Life welcomes new staff member!

July 12, 2023 | By Snee Howard

Sarah Bell Program Coordinator Winston-Salem // Brenner Children’s Hospital Sarah Bell is the program coordinator at Brenner Children’s in Winston-Salem, having relocated to North Carolina with her husband when he began his pediatric residency at the hospital.  She believes strongly in the power of art as a tool for wellbeing. After completing her undergraduate degree […]

Arts For Life’s State of the Arts

June 20, 2023 | 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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]