September 2013
The Baltimore Library Project Grand Openings
Beautifying Baltimore
artSPEAKS in its Fifth Year
Auburn Owls
Patterson Park Public Charter School
Volunteer Spotlight
Goodwill Students Visit HeARTwares
New Art with a Heart Partners
I Have a Dream
Art Room Aid Giving
Upcoming Events
Featured 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.


To donate supplies through Blick Art Materials, click on the image below.




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



Dream Wish List Item


Art with a Heart is in need of a professional quality projector to be used as a valuable tool for meetings, workshops, trainings, and professional development.



If you have a projector that you can donate, or know someone who does, please contact


The Gathering


Join us for the final Gathering at The Castle at Keswick for 2013: 


October 18, 2013 


Connect with us! 


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Follow-up Links


Art with a Heart


The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation 


Baltimore Library Project


Arlington Elementary/Middle School


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School


Parks and People


Liberty Rec and Tech Center


Maryland Family Network




The William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund


The Auburn School


Patterson Park Public Charter School


The Gathering


Old Masters, Brew Masters Registration


Caputo Brothers Creamery


Cheese-Making Workshop Registration




Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake


Grove Park Elementary/Middle School


The Crossroads School


Lakeland Elementary/Middle School


Rose Street Community Center


TuTTie's Place

The Baltimore Library Project Grand Opening


Art with a Heart is proud to be a continued partner of The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation's Baltimore Library Project. On September 23rd, the Foundation celebrated the grand openings of their year two libraries, Arlington Elementary/Middle School and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School. Art with a Heart continues to work with students, staff, administrators, and other volunteers to create mosaics for each of the newly renovated libraries. Please take a moment to watch the video below that tells the year two story of this wonderful project.


Additionally, as a continuation of the Baltimore Library Project effort, Art with a Heart was thrilled to collaborate with the Parks and People Foundation to create leaf mosaic stepping stones at Arlington Elementary/Middle School. The beautiful stones lead to three reading circles which provide a peaceful space for students to connect to nature, their studies, and their love for reading.

Beautifying Baltimore One Mosaic at a Time


Art with a Heart recently installed newly completed mosaics at Liberty Rec and Tech Center and Maryland Family Network. Liberty Rec and Tech Center's 14'x30" mosaic was created during its summer camp with over 250 students participating in its completion. You can see this vibrant mosaic at the entrance of the recreational center, located at 3901 Maine Avenue.


The Maryland Family Network's 7'x4' mosaic is a tapestry of 50 smaller mosaics that were created by Maryland Family Network staff then quilted together to create this large, collaborative, and inspiring piece. It has been installed in The Peggy Moses Hecht Library at The Maryland Family Network.


artSPEAKS Now In Its Fifth Year!


Now in its fifth year, artSPEAKS is a collaboration between The William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. and Art with a Heart. ArtSPEAKS workshops engage children and families affected by sickle cell disease in fun and inspiring art projects. Participants create powerful and compelling works that express the pain, struggles, hopes, and triumphs of living with sickle cell disease.


At this year's Maryland State Sickle Cell Picnic in Druid Hill Park, each participant was asked, "Living with sickle cell does not define you... what does define you?" The children and families sewed found and recycled objects on individual burlap pieces to visually create their responses. The burlap pieces were hung on dowels to create inspiring wall hangings that were displayed at Rockin' the Red, The William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund's annual fundraiser.

Some of the wall hangings from the Maryland State Sickle Cell Picnic displayed at Rockin' the Red.
Auburn Owls


Last year, students at the The Auburn School rescued a barred owl that became the school's honorary mascot. Art with a Heart had a wonderful time working with students to create individual owl mosaics as a tribute to this school's favorite bird. 

Patterson Park Public Charter School
Students at Patterson Park Public Charter School enjoy doing community service!
For its second year, Art with a Heart participated in Patterson Park Public Charter School's 2013 Community School Resource Fair. Art with a Heart staff engaged over 30 families in a community service project to benefit The William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund. It was inspiring to see so many students eager to help the community.


Volunteer Spotlight


Art with a Heart is fortunate to have the talent and commitment of Tim, an Art with a Heart volunteer for the last year. Tim is genuine, kind, and charismatic. Thank you Tim for your ability to brighten any room and bring smiles to our students' faces. 


Goodwill Students Work at HeARTwares


Each semester, students in Art with a Heart's program at Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Merchandising Training Program visit and work in HeARTwares to learn about Art with a Heart's work and its social enterprise efforts. This visit allows students to gain perspective of the quality and commitment necessary for artwork to be displayed and sold in the store.
Students in Goodwill's Merchandising Training Program had a great day helping at HeARTwares. 
Art with a Heart's New Partners


Art with a Heart is pleased to include Grove Park Elementary/Middle School and The Crossroads School among its new community partners.
Kindergartners and first grade students at Grove Park were taught the basics of sculpture by creating spaghetti and marshmallow structures.
I Have a Dream


In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, students in the Art with a Heart program at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School shared their art dreams for the school year.  

Art Room Aid Giving in October


Beginning October 1st, Blick Art Materials will donate $100 to the first 50 Art Room Aid participants (Art with a Heart is a participant) that raise $50 towards their project or program. Please contribute to Art with a Heart's Art Room Aid project and help us purchase new art supplies for a Baltimore City Public School classroom.


The Gathering - Friday, October 18thTheGathering

Please join us for the final Gathering of the year at the Castle at Keswick on Friday, October 18, from 5:00-10:00 pm.

Old Masters, Brew Masters - Saturday, October 26thOldMasters
Take part in a new workshop series entitled "Old Masters, Brew Masters." Attendees will create artwork based on a classic artist while enjoying craft beers.
The next workshop is on Saturday, October 26th, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Supplies and instruction provided, no art experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to register.
Call 410-366-8886 or email for more information and register online by clicking here.
Staff Art Show - Sunday, October 27thStaffArtShow
Join us on October 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm for our fourth annual Staff Art Show as we honor and exhibit the talent that works with our students. The artwork will be for sale, with 25% of the proceeds benefitting Art with a Heart.
The Art of Cheese Making - Wednesday, October 30thCheeseMaking
On Wednesday, October 30th, from 6:30-8:00 pmCaputo Brothers Creamery will hold a mozzarella-making workshop at HeARTwares. For only $40 per person, owner Rynn Caputo will show guests the art of stretching curd into fresh mozzarella. Enjoy this demonstration along with tasting some delicious pairings. As an added bonus, all guests will take home one pound of frozen curd to create their own mozzarella, and, as a bonus to Art with a Heart, $5 from each reservation will be donated to the organization. All ages are welcome. Click here (and scroll to the bottom of the page) to register for the class. 
Take Note: Art with a Heart's Annual FundraiserFundraiser

Please take note that Art with a Heart's annual fundraiser, Home is Where the HeART is, is moving to fall 2014! Stay tuned for the exact date and time. 

Featured Items at HeARTwares 


Geometric Mosaic Mirrors 

Each piece of this intricately designed mirror is hand cut by Bobby, a talented HeARTwares artist from Rose Street Community Center. The mirror pictured has sold, but more are in the works. A great item for your early holiday shopping!





Now on Sale!

Mosaic serving trays created by students in Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program at TuTTie's Place are now on sale. With only three left, be sure to get yours as soon as possible. Sale price is $45.



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.