News and Noteworthy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Follow Arts For Life and discover the magic!

June 29, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Our social media accounts are a great way to see the everyday magic that happens when Arts For Life brings creativity into the hospital for kids and families! Visit our accounts on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to see pictures, read stories, enjoy masterpieces – like Grace’s Wonder Llama pictured here! – and to learn more […]

Arts For Life welcomes new Development Coordinator!

April 7, 2022 | By Snee Howard

Chelsea Parrish Development Coordinator As a lifelong artist, Chelsea is excited to share the transformative and healing power of the arts with others as the Development Coordinator. New to Raleigh, NC, Chelsea grew up in Austin, TX, where she graduated from the University of Texas in 2018, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and […]