ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development.
ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate, and honor these children by offering them the hands-on experience and materials with which to create, as well as the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.
ArtWorks Programs Include:
Express Yourself - a creative and performing art exhibition which creates a unique, safe and supportive environment where children share their stories of strength, courage, hope, loss and survival through art, music, song, dance and poetry.
Traveling Art Show - a unique mobile art gallery that sustains the longevity of Express Yourself exhibitions by visiting each participating hospital and local art galleries throughout the year.
Surprise!Supplies - art supplies distributed to patients in the hospital in custom designed mobile art carts. These supplies keep patients and their siblings busy creating while anticipating a long day in treatment or accompanying a sibling to a procedure.
Intensive CAIR (Creative Artists In Residence) - multi-disciplinary quality art workshops taught by professional artists in the hospital setting that provide stimulating and empowering experiences for patients, families and hospital staff.