November 2014
In This Issue:


Giving Tuesday gt

Invest in a more engaged and enriched Baltimore community. On Giving Tuesday, December 2nd, make your donation to Art with a Heart at Art with a Heart needs your meaningful support to continue its work of enhancing the lives of people in need through visual art. #GivingTuesday

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As the holidays approach, support Art with a Heart each time you shop at Designate Art with a Heart, Inc. as your chosen charity by visiting and 5% of eligible purchases 
will be donated to Art with a Heart.

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HeARTwares Holiday Open House openhouse

Join us this Saturday, November 29th from 5:00-7:00 pm for an Open House as Art with a Heart celebrates HeARTwares' fourth anniversary!

Enjoy light refreshments, meaningful holiday shopping, a raffle, and the opportunity to participate in a community art project. November 29th is also Small Business Saturday, so come and support HeARTwares!

Free and open to all.

Happy Thanksgiving from Art with a Heart's Young Artists! tg


Art with a Heart is delighted to welcome Heritage Early Learning Center as a new community partner. After learning about Thanksgiving, the pre-kindergarten class practiced painting techniques to visually express what they are thankful for. Everyone had a great time learning, creating, and showing off their colorful paintings. 

Mountain Manor Installation mm


Over the course of six weeks, students in Art with a Heart classes at Mountain Manor Treatment Center created bright row house paintings inspired by the work of artist Ton Schulten. The colorful paintings were installed together, in a quilt-like manner, in the entrance of the residential building to invoke a feeling of pride and community.

Marvelous Masks Beautify Weinberg Housing and Resource Center weinberg


Homeless men and women at Weinberg Housing and Resource Center created whimsical masks in their Art with a Heart classes. The masks are currently on display in the Center for residents to share and admire. 

Thank You, Harriet! hs


For the last six years, Harriet has been a wonderful friend, teacher, and advocate of Art with a Heart. Harriet worked tirelessly with aging adults at Easter Seals, Bristol House, and the JCC Park Heights. We thank Harriet for the warmth, kindness, and talent she brought to each Art with a Heart class. 

Thank you, Harriet, and we wish you all the very best!
House of Ruth Door Paintings ruth
As part of its commitment to the women and children at the House of Ruth, Art with a Heart facilitated a community service project to beautify the shelter's cafeteria space. Art with a Heart volunteer, teacher, and artist Kate Gomprecht worked with interns, HeART Helpers, and local girl scouts to paint beautiful flowers on the glass doors in the cafeteria. The painted doors provide the women with much needed privacy while creating a warm and inviting dining area. 

Kate Gomprecht led Art with a Heart volunteers in the creation of painted glass doors at the House of Ruth. 
Congratulations to the JDRF Youth Ambassadors jdrf

In October, Art with a Heart worked with youth ambassadors from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to create four, large stepping stones. The stones were auctioned at JDRF's Hope Gala on November 1st. We are proud to report that the stepping stones raised $3,000 for JDRF. Art with a Heart is thrilled to be a continuing supporter of these young people and their notable efforts. Congratulations to the youth ambassadors for the wonderful art and fundraising accomplishment!
Baltimore Leadership Academy School for Young Women blasyw

For the second time this year, Art with a Heart worked with over 40, 6th grade students from the Baltimore Leadership Academy School for Young Women for a community service day. The girls were enthusiastic and extremely helpful in grouting mosaics, making candles, creating mosaic trivets, and stained glass art. We look forward to hosting these wonderful young women again sometime soon.

November's Service Groups Abound nov

Thank you to students from Beth Am Synagogue's Jewish Discovery Lab, members of Eli Lilly, students from Friends School of Baltimore, and members of Chizuk Amuno's Gemilut Hasadim committee for their service to Art with a Heart. We are grateful for these volunteers and their dedication to Art with a Heart.

Clockwise from top left: Volunteers from Chizuk Amuno's Gemulit Hasadim committee, Friends School of Baltimore, Beth Am Synagogue's Jewish Discovery Lab, and Eli Lilly all performed days of service with Art with a Heart in November.
Featured Items items

Looking for a meaningful holiday gift? HeARTwares has many wonderful options: decorated wooden candlesticks and beeswax candles, recycled book/Scrabble letter frames, repurposed ribbon tree ornaments, and mosaic mirror shoes.

HeARTwares is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. HeARTwares will be closed on November 27th and 28th for Thanksgiving, and will reopen on Saturday, November 29th at noon for Small Business Saturday.
Holiday Rentals rent

It's not too late to reserve HeARTwares for your special holiday party. HeARTwares' vibrant, inspiring, and warm atmosphere will bring holiday cheer to any event. Additionally, you can host an Art Party at HeARTwares for you and your friends to create a unique piece of art. Contact Christina Ralls at for information.

Art with a Heart conducts approximately 10,000 visual art classes 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. 
3355 Keswick Road, Stable Building Suite 104 | Baltimore, MD 21211