August 2014
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Home is Where the HeART is - Purchase Tickets Now! fundraiser


Join us Saturday, October 11th from 7:00-10:30 pm for Home is Where the HeART is, Art with a Heart's annual fundraiser. Tickets are now available to purchase through PayPal!



For more information on sponsorship opportunities and auction donations, click the links below.


Sponsor Levels and Commitment Form

Auction Donation Form

Shop & Bop shop

On Friday, August 1st, almost 1,000 community members, friends, and supporters gathered at The Castle at Keswick for Shop & Bop, an event celebrating Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program students and showcasing their artistic creations. Many students worked in the store during Shop & Bop, both speaking to customers and processing sales. It was invaluable for these youth to see their work being purchased and admired. Thank you to The Gathering for collaborating with Art with a Heart on the event and bringing Baltimore's best food trucks and live music to the celebration. 

Liberty Rec and Tech Renovation rec
Art with a Heart had a great time working with community youth to continue their mission from last year of beautifying and colorizing Liberty Rec and Tech Center. It seems the students have accomplished their mission!

Projects at Liberty Rec and Tech Center included: decorative wax flowers on the outside fence, hanging pom pom globes, feather mobiles, dreamcatchers, tissue paper lanterns strung on lights, geometric watercolor paintings, and ribbon chandeliers to name a few! Thank you to Celebrations Unlimited, Inc. for the abundant supply donation that made so many of these projects possible!
The Children's Home Reflections ch
Students in Art with a Heart's summer program at The Children's Home created "Inside/Outside Masks," portraits of their inner selves versus their outer appearances. The art created by the participating young men was both powerful and meaningful. 

Paul's Place at HeARTwares pp
In August, Art with a Heart enjoyed programming with Paul's Place, Inc. middle school students. The curriculum was based both on the individual student and their community. Students had a great time doing the art projects and loved being in HeARTwares. 

New Henderson-Hopkins Mosaic Welcomes Students hh
In collaboration with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Art with a Heart recently installed a 10x6 foot mosaic mural at Henderson-Hopkins, a new K-8 community school and early childhood center serving East Baltimore. In just one month, the mosaic went from concept to completion, and engaged over 200 community members, including staff members of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, students from Henderson-Hopkins, and Art with a Heart program participants and service volunteers. The beautiful mosaic was installed in time to greet the students on their first day of school!

A Lasting, Impactful Community Installation wood
In January on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Art with a Heart began a large, collaborative project with teen fellows from the Elijah Cummings Youth Program and the Baltimore Diller program, and residents of Weinberg Place. After a group discussion, participants were asked to visually express, on recycled wooden floorboards, how the values taught by Dr. King translated to their own values. Since the first workshop in January, numerous individuals have worked on this project creating 81 handpainted "value" boards. 

The final installation, in the auditorium at Woodhome Elementary/Middle Schoolrepresents the values of many generations from various communities and is an awe-inspiring, impactful addition to the school. 

Hot August Music Festival hamf
On August 16th, Art with a Heart facilitated an art project at the Hot August Music Festival at Oregon Ridge Park. Art with a Heart staff and volunteers had a great time working with children (and their parents) at the festival to create spirit dolls using found and recycled objects. The spirit dolls were a great success; live music and an art project, what could be better?

Rec and Parks Summer Fun Day recs

On August 6th, over 2,000 Baltimore City children filled Druid Hill Park for the Department of Recreation and Parks' Summer Fun Day. During the event, Art with a Heart worked with the children to create fun and colorful fabric waterfalls, to be installed in Roosevelt Recreation Center and Cecil Kirk Recreation Center, both Art with a Heart community partners.   

Thank You to Baltimore Leadership and Project Serve! ty
Thank you to students from Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and Towson University's Project Serve who volunteered their time this month to help Art with a Heart with service projects and community mosaics.

Thank you to all the students from Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (top) and Towson University's Project Serve (bottom) who helped with the New Song Community Learning Center mosaic, Henderson-Hopkins mosaic, community canvases, and fabric waterfalls.
Upcycled Bookmaking Workshop workshops

Join us Saturday, September 20th at 2:00 pm at HeARTwares as we kick off our fall Creative Day Out Workshop series with Meredith Purvis of UpDown Press and BinderyThe cost is $40 per person, and includes instruction and supplies to create your own upcycled book, while enjoying lite fare. No experience necessary! To register, click here.

Back to School Items heartwares

Purchase a unique "back to school" item for your favorite student, such as pop art trashcans, splatter paint cork boards, and painted stools.

HeARTwares is open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. HeARTwares will be closed for Labor Day.

Art with a Heart conducts approximately 7,500 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