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Welcome to Our New Website!

December 17, 2014 | By Rachel Zink

We couldn’t be happier to share our brand new and improved website! We’ve been dreaming about a site makeover for quite some time, imagining a home on the web that would let us  better share our work and communicate with you: our friends, supporters, and families. And the new does just that.

The main navigation menu will help you easily find all the information you need about us, our chapters, and our team, as well as quickly guide you to internship, volunteer, and fellowship opportunities—all the ways you can get involved with the organization. Also find your way to pages about exciting sponsorship opportunities, and press materials if you’re a member of the local or national media.

Visit our snazzy, redesigned art gallery. Its permanent exhibition is the beautiful, thought-provoking, and inspiring pieces created by our students. And, check out (and bookmark!) this blog, an all-new feature we’re very excited about. We’ll update it regularly with the latest news, media mentions, and contests. We’ll use it to shine a spotlight on our amazing students, interns, volunteers, and community and hospital partners. And, it’ll be the place to find the lessons we’re teaching at our art tables and bedside studios, which include art projects you can create at home, whether you’re a kid or just a kid-at-heart.

None of this would be possible without the nonprofit Knowbility. Knowbility’s mission is to support the independence of children and adults with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessible information technology. Annually, they host OpenAIR (now in its seventeenth year), a community hackathon that pairs web designers and developers with nonprofits around the world. The participating design/development teams compete against each other, and the chosen nonprofits get professionally designed, accessible websites. We were so lucky to be selected as a nonprofit this year, and to be matched with some very talented people: We would like to show our appreciation for Jean Bertrand Uwilingiyimana, Sarah Gilbert, Jonathan Baugh, Jacob Streckfus, and Christine O’Connor, who are employed by Whole Foods Market and mentored by Dale Cruse. Everyone here at Arts For Life sends a HUGE thank you to these incredible folks.

We’re thrilled with the results and hope you are, too. We’d love to hear your feedback—what you love, if there’s something you can’t find. Just email Rachel Zink. Happy browsing!