Nonprofit Arts in Medicine Organization Provides Patients with Art Supplies...

National Organization for Arts in Health

Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to arts and healing. Six days a week, AWAHIH’s team of Artists-in-Residence, volunteers, and interns provide personalized, fine art sessions to patients and their families at the hospital bedside, in outpatient clinic waiting rooms, and in inpatient hospital playrooms.

AWAHIH offers free virtual art sessions for Children

The St. Augustine Record

The Let’s Make Art program supports the need for creative activities while young patients are sheltering-in-place at home or in the hospital during the COVID 19 pandemic, and other times when they need to stay indoors.The online art program and art-to-go care bag projects are in place providing fine art experiences while enhancing the healing process for homebound children, and patients and families in the hospital.

Coloring the World for Sick Kids

The Florida Times Union

Children with a serious illness are coping with an even greater struggle during the coronavirus pandemic. Art with a Heart in Healthcare offers free virtual, interactive art sessions, coloring pages, music and storytelling.

Animal-Gamation: Art with a Heart in Healthcare at MOCA

Arbus Magazine

For this exhibition, each artist started with a question "If you could create your own animal, what would it look like?" In answering, each patient rendered his or her own unique artwork, exploring their personalities, stories, and identities in an animal form on collaged canvas.

A New Door to Care


Arbus Magazine

The groundbreaking ceremony, held May 14, 2019, featured eighteen shovels (two kid-sized) created by Dylan Bauer, artist-in-residence with Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH).

Annual art exhibition features works by young patients

Circles Charity Register

Raven, 18-year-old patient, worked with Art With a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) program at Wolfson, during which an artist worked one-on-one with him to help him outwardly express his inner traits by channeling his creativity into a collage on canvas.

Battling cancer with art, Jacksonville area kids' art displayed at MOCA

Action News Jax

It was Art with a Heart, a local nonprofit that works with hospitals around our area that helped him heal through this difficult time.

MOCA Jacksonville and Art with a Heart in Healthcare showcase child patients’ creativity

The Florida Times Union Jacksonville

Art with a Heart in Healthcare, a Jacksonville nonprofit, pairs artists with patients for an annual exhibition that this year is called “Animal-Gamation,” a play on the word amalgamation.

Baptist Medical Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

Baptist Health Jax

AWAHIH's artist-in-residence Dylan Bauer custom painted 16 shovels for BMC's groundbreaking event honoring the future seven-story building that will serve as the new "front door" to Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and feature a five-floor Wolfson Children's Critical Care Tower.

Comfort through Creativity

Baptist Health Jax

Comfort through Creativity
Six days a week, the 501c3 nonprofit “Art with a Heart in Healthcare” transforms playrooms throughout Wolfson Children’s Hospital into art studios, safe spaces where a child can momentarily forget his or her illness or ailment.

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Art with a Heart, Jay Fund team up for Remembrance Weekend

The Florida Times Union

Art with a Heart in Healthcare participated in the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund 18th annual Remembrance Weekend to support families that have experienced the death of a child from cancer.

Children's works featured in "Animal-Gamation" art exhibition

Ponte Vedra Recorder

Art with a Heart in Healthcare and MOCA Jacksonville showcase pediatric patient artworks in Aug. 11 public reception

Young artist from St. Augustine Beach featured in exhibit

The St. Augustine Record

MOCA Jacksonville continues its partnership for the ninth year with Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) with "ANIMAL-GAMATION," a special exhibition of artwork by pediatric patients from Wolfson Children's Hospital

Art with a Heart partners with MOCA for the ninth year to support children in the hospital (FCL August 6th)

First Coast News

Brooke McKinney with Art with a Heart, and Hajar Hussein one of the artists, visited Alex and Curtis to tell them all about the partnership and what it means.

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