News and Noteworthy

Welcome to our Newest Board Members!

August 3, 2020 | By Snee Howard

Scott has been involved in business and sales for most of his career. His time outside of work is focused on family, but he also wants to make his community a better place to live. He enjoys volunteering for causes that he believes in. While he was not familiar with Arts for Life initially, he […]

The Arts For Life Guide to Art Materials

June 3, 2020 | By Annie Rogers

Paper You’ll want to use paper that is made for whatever art material you are using on it. An inexpensive sketch pad is a great place to start.  Watercolor paper is thick so it will be stable when it gets wet. Typically, it has a “toothy” or rough texture in order to ‘hold’ the paint […]

Announcing: Arts For Life Anywhere

May 13, 2020 | By Rachel Zink

Creativity is never cancelled! We are very excited to share with you Arts For Life Anywhere – our new online hub for creative resources, so you can do art and music anywhere and everywhere. We’ve just launched it – so we’re adding new things every day. Sign up for our email list to get a […]

Adventure Starts a Research Scientist on the Path to Arts For Life

July 1, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

The path that led our new board member, Doris Rouse PhD, began with an amazing adventure. When Doris graduated from Duke University with a degree in Chemistry, she joined the Peace Corps and left everything familiar to teach science in Tugbake, a small, remote village in Liberia. She fell in love with the children and […]

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

Thursday, April 25 5:00-8:00PM

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

Saturday, April 6 2:00-5:00PM

    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, […]

Spring Awakening Art Show

Saturday, April 7

Asheville’s Grovewood Gallery to Host Spring Awakening, a Pediatric Patients’ Exhibition to Benefit Arts For Life Exhibit Dates: April 7 – April 23, 2018 Opening Reception: April 7 from 2 – 5pm From April 7 through 23, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host Spring Awakening, a pediatric patients’ exhibition to benefit Arts For Life, an […]

The Heartbeat Sessions

December 1, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

The Heartbeat Sessions are a growing collection of musical recordings, highlighting the collaboration between young patients and music professionals in the Asheville community. Each session involves incorporating a digital recording of a pediatric patient’s heartbeat into a song selected or created by the patient and their family. The song and the heartbeat are recorded together, […]

Now Hiring! for a Program Assistant in Asheville

November 13, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Arts For Life Asheville is seeking candidates for a new Program Assistant position at Mission Children’s Hospital. This is a regular staff position for 15 hours a week, with a pay rate of $14 per hour. The Program Assistant will primarily teach the arts to patients and their family members at both the Pediatric Inpatient […]

#getcreative #givecreative

September 22, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Calling All Movers, Shakers, Makers & Creatives! WHAT: #getcreative #givecreative 2017 Campaign WHEN: Nov. 2-3, 2017 WHY: To amplify Arts For Life’s mission through social media and raise much-needed funds HOW: With your help! At Arts For Life, we believe that ART IS FOR EVERYONE. Art is for the patients and families in our hospitals. […]