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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, […]

#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. […]

M E E T: Danna and Tanya

September 12, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Danna, age 7, and Tanya, age 10, Arts For Life Artists (and sisters!) What’s your favorite kind of art to make? Danna: Drawing projects. I loved making the “Willow’s Creative Cat” project! Drawing all the patterns on the big cat was silly and fun! Sharpies are my favorite material. Tanya: 3D art! I had fun […]

Spoonful of Sugar

Thursday, July 6 5:30-8 pm

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For Cordelia, Uriah, Jesse, and so many more…

May 22, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

              Thank you for making a gift to our Inspiration Fund, and filling so many children’s worlds with COLOR! Your donation will be put right to work, bringing creativity, discovery and joy into children’s hospitals and clinics to help kids and families along their medical journeys.       […]

Season’s Greeting (Cards) from Arts For Life!

October 14, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Celebrate the giving season by supporting young artists in hospitals across North Carolina with our special holiday cards This year, one artist from each of our four chapters contributed a design for our cards: Their bird-inspired winter scenes are colorful, whimsical, and sure to bring a smile to the faces of your clients, colleagues, friends […]

Lesson: Local Map Doodles

August 31, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

Have you noticed that “coloring” is having a moment? These days, you can buy coloring books everywhere – even in the grocery store line! This lesson offers the same mind-quieting, free-flowing benefits of coloring, with some added challenge and dimension. You can use that 1980’s atlas gathering dust on your highest bookshelf or – if […]

“No one uses real maps anymore…”

| By Annie Rogers

…except when they’re making art! That’s what the kids at the art table at the Valvano Day Hospital at Duke Children’s all agreed as they sat together transforming old black and white maps into colorful works of art using this Local Map Doodles lesson last week. The lesson is just one of sixteen different lessons […]

Lesson: Colorful House Collograph Prints

May 27, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.