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Click here for the article: Art for Life - Choosing to Make a Creative Difference.

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Art for Life featured in Voices publication.

Click to read Hope Hospice Voices featuring our Artfelt Memories program.

The Healing Power of Art!

Click to read the article: Improving Healing Through Art and Music featuring Art for Life.

Improving Healing Through Art and Music

Transform the  Healthcare Experience Through the Arts

" History tells us that when we come together as a Nation with a sense of purpose and a spirit of service, no challenge is too great. .I want to thank you for all that you do in your community,. for daring to innovate,, for dreaming big,. and for finding ways to create a better tomorrow."

First Lady - Michelle Obama

A portion of a personal letter to Art for Life Founder: Anthony Knutson

" Hi, Anthony...This is Larry King!"

An inspirational phone call and conversation from Larry King - an amazing man.

" Thank you for your important work."

Dean Ornish, M.D. - Preventive Medicine Research Institute & Clinical Professor of Medicine UCSF

"Art for Life's Art While You Wait program has changed the face of our Emergency Department. The medical staff cannot imagine the department without this exceptional program that provides our patients's with creative art activities while they are waiting to be seen by the physicians. Art While You Wait is proof that art can actually help heal."

Robert B. Klein, M.D. - Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics Chair, Department of Pediatrics Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Hasbro Children's Hospital

"Art for Life's Art While You Wait program is as valuable as some of the medical interventions and procedural interventions that we do in the Emergency Department. It is as good as some of the drugs that we have....it is just a different kind of medicine."

Lynne Palmisciano, M.D. - Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

" The Art for Life Foundation has provided a unique and extraordinary opportunity for the families and staff of George Mark Children's House. The (Remembrance) tiles have become a focal point of the garden but, more importantly, the creative process itself has been a powerful part of the healing process in the families.

Thank you for the compassion that guides your generosity. "

Rev. Peter R. McGrath - Director of Foundation Relations - George Mark Children's House - San Leandro, CA

" Several years ago, the Art for Life Foundation presented us with their vision-that art is a healing force. Due to their continued support and partnership, this vision has become a reality for kids. We remain grateful to them for enriching our hospital community with art and music."

Tony Paap - Former CEO Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, California

" The Art for Life Foundation makes children's art come alive throughout the hospital, and with it, healthy kids."

Michael Petrini - Former President Children's Hospital and Research Foundation at Oakland, California

" Even when a child is not critically ill, the experience of being in the hospital is very stressful. We know that alleviating that stress and lifting the mood of patients can really enhance the healing process. With it's art programs, the Art the Life Foundation contributes greatly to the healing that goes on at any of it's children's hospital locations."

Clifford Harris, M.D. - Pediatrician

" For six months our son has been angry with us and his illness. Today with your art program he smiled and laughed. I saw my son come through. My husband even rushed over today from work to see the change. Your program gave us back our son. "

A Grateful Parent - Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA

Click on Lokahi to read about our Ceramics & Kids! - Honolulu program.

Click on Lokahi above to read what they say about our Ceramics & Kids! - Honolulu program. Thank you!

Click below to read about our 10th Anniversary Celebration with Shriner's Hospitals.

Shriner's 10 Years

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