May 2013
Home is Where the HeART is
Obama Visits Two Partner Sites
Bringing the Art Conversation to a Health Conference
Lakeland Students are Winners!
Patterson Park Public Charter School Showcase
The Children's Home
In the Classroom
S.T.E.A.M. Dedication and Installation
Moveable Feast Installation
Art Outside Free Art Festival
Volunteer Spotlight
Gallagher Students Create Marketable Art
Mosaic Workshops
New Items at HeARTwares

We Need Your Help! 

You can help bring art to those who need it most. 

Financial Support

The cost of art supplies for the wide variety of projects offered is considerable.  


Share the joys and benefits of visual art by making a tax-deductible contribution to Art with a Heart. Click here for printable contribution information or click the button at the bottom of the page to donate online.

Supplies and Materials

Art with a Heart projects are innovative, original, and engaging. We not only need paint, markers, paper, and brushes, but we also need gently used furniture (to be painted), fabric, and recyclables. We gladly and gratefully accept your donations.


Click here to donate your materials. To view our supply wish list, click here.


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Volunteers are always needed to work with our staff in helping with classes and programs. No art experience is required - just the desire to bring art to those who need it most. We conduct classes weekdays and weekends, mornings, afternoons, and evening. We can accommodate any schedule!


If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out an online volunteer application (click here) and send to



The Gathering


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June 21, 2013

July 19, 2013

August 2, 2013

September 13, 2013

October 11, 2013 


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Follow-up Links


Art with a Heart


Wes Moore


Center For Urban Families


Moravia Park Elementary/Middle School


Lakeland Elementary/Middle School




Patterson Park Public Charter School


The Children's Home


Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School


Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School


Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


The Harbor City Chapter of the Links, Inc.


Moveable Feast


Paned Expressions Studios


Art Outside Free Festival




Gallagher Services

Home is Where the HeART is


On May 18th, the Castle at Keswick was transformed into an outdoor home, filled with furniture, drapes, television screens, and light fixtures. It was a great night, supporting a great cause, with a great guest speaker, Wes Moore.



Thank you to the Home is Where the HeART is 2013 sponsors, the wonderful event committee, and all our friends and supporters for making this yet another successful Art with a Heart event. 

President Obama Visits Two Partner Sites!
Photo credit: 3ChicsPolitico
While visiting Baltimore, President Obama made a stop at Center for Urban Families and Moravia Park Elementary/Middle School. Art with a Heart is proud that both of these sites are program partners, and each has a mosaic facilitated by Art with a Heart!
Center for Urban Families mosaic (left) and the Baltimore Library Project mosaic at Moravia Park Elementary/Middle School (right).
Bringing the Art Conversation to a Health Conference

Art with a Heart's Executive Director, Randi Pupkin, presented at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health Conference in Annapolis, Maryland. She spoke in front of a large audience of health care professionals, including substance abuse counselors, mental health practitioners, physicians, nurses, licensed professional counselors, physician's assistants, justice system personnel, teachers, school counselors, and nurse practitioners. Randi shared both her personal experiences and the latest factual findings as to the benefits of visual art programs for vulnerable populations. 

Lakeland Students are Winners!
Cecy, Esperanza, Cesar, and Makala, students in Art with a Heart's 7/8th grade class at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School won 2nd place in the FlowerMart Hilda Mae Snoops Art Contest! The competition was open to every middle school student attending a Baltimore City Public School. We want to thank Ashley, Dominque, Karla, Raquel, Jahden, Moniac, and Maleah for also entering artwork in the competition. We are very proud of all of the students at Lakeland!


Lakeland students, and their Art with a Heart teacher Laura, with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at the FlowerMart.


Patterson Park Public Charter School is on Display!
On May 8th, Art with a Heart participated in an end of year showcase for
Patterson Park Public Charter School's PASS after-school program. Throughout the year, Art with Heart conducts seven classes every Wednesday with kindergarten through 5th grade students. The showcase featured artwork created in Art with a Heart classes, as well as a collaborative silhouette project that is now being indefinitely displayed in the cafeteria. After the showcase, the PASS after-school program coordinator emailed Art with a Heart:


"I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful projects!! I am hanging one in my room for now, and I gave one to the front office. It is currently hanging on the wall over Angela's desk! Thank you so much for everything this year. Your team truly inspired our students.  I can't wait for next year!"


And, we can't wait either!  
The Children's Home 

Students in the Art with a Heart class at The Children's Home re-purposed a set of drawers as a going away gift for Ms. Roz. Ms. Roz is the Art with a Heart assistant in the The Children's Home classes and she is moving to Washington, DC to attend graduate school. The students were determined to create something for Ms. Roz to remember them by, and they certainly did! 

In the Classroom
Kindergarten students in an Art with a Heart class at Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School shared their interpretation of a spring landscape using pastels and tissue paper. 



An 8th grade student at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School creates a cherry blossom painting using Japanese artistic techniques.



S.T.E.A.M. Dedication and Installation

This 10'x3' mosaic was created in collaboration with Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, The Harbor City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, and Art with a Heart in a program entitled, Dreamers & Achievers STEM-ULATION Left Brain & Right Brain. Each tile is a personal expression of the dreams, hopes, and career aspirations of the students involved in the S.T.E.M. program, and was created using recycled materials and found objects. The "A" was added to reflect the "art" component, which is essential to any S.T.E.M. learning. 


On May 11th, the mosaic was revealed to students, the Links, staff, and administrators of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The students were overjoyed by the final product and proud to see their tiles as a part of a bigger, collaborative, and permanent piece of art. 


Moveable Feast Installation


For the past six months, Art with a Heart facilitated mosaic workshops with staff and volunteers of Moveable Feast to complete a stunning three panel mural. On May 9th, the mosaic was installed in the front lobby of Moveable Feast. A special thank you to Paned Expressions Studios for donating the beautiful stained glass incorporated in this project.

Art Outside

On May 19th, the Art Outside Free Art Festival was held at Druid Hill Park Reservoir. This day-long event revitalized the spirit of the arts in the Park and featured local artists and musicians. Art with a Heart, along with many volunteers, memorialized the event logo in a 4'x8' mosaic that was prominently displayed to the public on the day of the festival. 






Volunteer Spotlight
Art with a Heart is lucky to have such committed volunteers. Annie Bond, an 11th grade student at Friends School of Baltimore, has been a wonderful volunteer to Art with a Heart since last summer. Annie is always eager to make time to help with on-going projects and with Art with a Heart community events. Thank you, Annie, for your compassionate spirit and enthusiasm.
Gallagher Services Students Create Marketable Art!

HeARTwares recently welcomed clients (and fantastic artists!) from Gallagher Services, a program of Catholic Charities of Baltimore for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The men worked with HeARTwares' staff to create marketable works of art, including intricate stained glass lamps. Their creations are now for sale at HeARTwares. As always, sale proceeds are shared between Art with a Heart and the community partner. 

Mosaic Workshops 

Come design your own mosaic mirror in a fun and

engaging workshop. Choose from three workshop dates: June 2nd, June 6th, and June 9th. The two-hour workshop includes supplies, instruction, light refreshments, and beer and wine. Get some friends together and schedule a fun, creative escape!


Email for more details and to make a reservation. 

New Items at HeARTwares

Want to bring back your summer memories of roasting marshmallows? These stunning, one-of-a-kind found object pots can be used for that purpose (flowers are also welcome). Each pot comes with a ready to use sterno and skewers so that you can roast your very own marshmallows, for use inside or out!



Art with a Heart, Inc.  

3355 Keswick Road

Stable Building, Suite 104

Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 366-8886

About Us


Art with a Heart conducts 7,100 visual art programs each year with abused, neglected and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; mentally and physically disabled children and adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care.


Since 2000, Art with a Heart has provided Baltimore's underserved children, youth, and adults with access to positive and productive programming, caring and nurturing adults on a consistent basis, and the chance to embrace new ideas and skills in a safe and structured environment.