December 2013
A Year in Review
The Big Picture
Board of Directors Transitions
Grove Park
Bringing People Together
Volunteer Spotlight
HeARTwares Celebrates its Third Anniversary
Featured Products 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 Jaime Kauffman at



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 Audrey Hamilton at


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Follow-up Links


Art with a Heart


Liberty Rec and Tech


Lakeland Elementary/Middle School


Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School


The Diversity and Academic Advancement Summer Institute


The Choice Program


City Neighbors High School


Career Academy


The Mayor's Office of Employment Development


The Academy of College and Career Exploration


St. Elizabeth School


Power in Dirt


Baltimore Library Project


Baltimore-Ashklon Partnership




Bloomsburg University


The Gathering


Edgecombe Circle Elementary/Middle School


Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center


University of Maryland Baltimore County


Glenmount Elementary/Middle School


McDonogh Leadership


Opening the Gates


Woodlawn Senior Center


Maryland Family Network


Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


University of Maryland Children's Hospital


Moveable Feast


Caputo Brothers Creamery


Art with a Heart's 2013 Appeal: The Big Picture


Grove Park Elementary/Middle School


Gallagher Services




Rose Street Community Center 

Art with a Heart wishes you and yours a safe and prosperous New Year. While we look forward to many exciting happenings in the new year, we also like to reflect on 2013 as it draws to a close.
  • Art with a Heart welcomed 27 new partners for a total of 63 community sites in 2013. Once again, Art with a Heart provided over 7,100 programs in schools, community centers, group homes, hospitals, permanent housing facilities, shelters/transitional housing, and senior facilities.
  • Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program celebrated its eighth year of providing at-risk youth with a safe place to be each day, opportunities for experiencing consistent relationships with peers and adults, the opportunity to develop much needed job skills, and the ability to cultivate positive life skills and character traits. Each day of the Program, students work to create marketable art, which is then displayed and sold in HeARTwares. Through Art with a Heart's community commitment, in the last year, nearly $11,000 has been paid to Art with a Heart's community partners and artists from HeARTwares art sales. 
Students in Art with a Heart programs love to display their artwork! A: Students at Liberty Rec and Tech create tie-dye bicycles using coffee filters. B: Students at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School create 3D guitars inspired by Pablo Picasso. C: Summer Job Program participants produce an artist inspired stepping stool. D: Students at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School make pastel collage fish, inspired by The Rainbow Fish. E: Children in a shelter use watercolors to practice line techniques.

Community Service and Public Art


  • Art with a Heart engaged over 2,000 volunteers in the past year. This extraordinary support includes: 
    • 30 interns and service-learning students,
    • 70 HeART Helpers from over 30 middle and high schools, and
    • Hundreds of volunteers from over 60 community groups.   
In 2013, Art with a Heart engaged thousands of volunteers through numerous interactive workshops, community events, and service projects. A: Power in Dirt community garden sign-making event, B: Baltimore Library Project mosaic workshop, C: Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership 10th Anniversary project, D: artSPEAKS! workshop, and E: Bloomsburg University Living and Learning Communities service day.
  • Many community-service projects, planned and facilitated by Art with a Heart, engaged an Art with a Heart community partner for the benefit of another community partner.
A: Participants at a Gathering created hearts to donate to Edgecombe Circle Elementary/Middle School and to the Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center. B: Participants in the University of Maryland Baltimore County's 7th Annual Arts Integration Conference created an awe-inspiring mixed media sculpture using found objects and recycled materials that is now on display at Glenmount Elementary/Middle School. C: Students in a McDonogh School Leadership group designed and painted tire planters that add life and color to Liberty Elementary School. D: Participants at the Opening the Gates celebration at Gwynn Oak Park created expression tags that were assembled into a wall hanging for residents of Woodlawn Senior Center.
  • With its ongoing public art efforts, Art with a Heart involved hundreds of community members in eight mosaic murals that now beautify schools, community centers, hospitals, and other local non-profits. In addition, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership, Art with a Heart, along with hundreds of volunteers, created a one-of-a-kind tree sculpture that is currently on traveling exhibit throughout Baltimore. In the coming months, Art with a Heart will also facilitate the completion of a similar tree in Ashkelon, Israel. 

  • HeARTwares celebrated its first year in its new space, and its third anniversary as Art with a Heart's social enterprise/retail store. The new HeARTwares location has allowed for the burgeoning volunteer, service learning, community-service, and public art initiatives. In addition, events in 2013 included networking and holiday party rentals, food truck Gatherings, Shop & Bop, Art with a Heart's fourth annual Staff Art Show, HeARTwares' Open House, and Art with a Heart's annual fundraiser, Home is Where the HeART is.
Guests enjoyed HeARTwares events, including Home is Where the Heart is (A), a mozzarella making workshop by Caputo Brothers Creamery (B), monthly food truck Gatherings (C), and the Art with a Heart Staff Art Show (D).

All of us at Art with a Heart thank our numerous supporters, friends, students, volunteers, programming partners, and community-service collaborators who have made 2013 a tremendously successful year for Art with a Heart. 


Happy New Year!
The Big Picture

With art as its vehicle, Art with a Heart continues to grow, nurture, and inspire its students to become better thinkers, communicators, problem solvers, and community members. Please help Art with a Heart remain a consistent presence in the lives of these individuals by making a generous gift to Art with a Heart. We depend on your support to provide continued momentum to our mission: to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art.



Board of Directors Transitions


We are thrilled to welcome Richard Montgomery to Art with a Heart's Board of Directors. In addition to being the Director of Legislative and Governmental Relations at Maryland State Bar Association, Mr. Montgomery is also a talented photographer and sports enthusiast!


While we are delighted to have Mr. Montgomery's presence and expertise on the Board, we must bid a sad farewell to Seth Dunbar, who is transitioning off the Art with a Heart Board after four years of service. During his service, Mr. Dunbar acted as Board President for two years. Thank you Seth for your sense of humor, spirit, hard work, and ongoing passion for Art with a Heart's work. We will miss you!

Grove Park Will Warm Your Heart


Talented kindergarten and eighth grade students in Art with a Heart classes at Grove Park Elementary/Middle School learned about artistic prospective and created worm's eye view snowmen (left) and bird's eye view snowmen (right) using pastels and paper layering.

Bringing People Together... It's What We Do!


On November 26th and December 17th, Art with a Heart interns from City Neighbors High School and the Academy for College and Career Exploration worked with residents from Gallagher Services on several marketable art projects currently being displayed and sold at HeARTwares. 


Volunteer Spotlight


In May 2013, Ariel began volunteering at Art with a Heart and was quickly invested in its mission. Ariel took the initiative to create gift bags filled with art supplies and toys, and hand delivered them to participants in an Art with a Heart class. We are grateful for Ariel's thoughtfulness, kindness, and generosity.


HeARTwares' Celebrates its Third Anniversary


On November 30th, HeARTwares was crowded with friends and supporters as it celebrated its third anniversary as Art with a Heart's social enterprise/retail store. Guests enjoyed refreshments, shopping for one-of-a-kind art, and participation in a community art project. Thank you to all who shared in this significant milestone.


Featured Products at HeARTwares


Painted Stone Hangings

Residents from Gallagher Services and Art with a Heart service-learning students collaborated to create Painted Stone Hangings, good for indoor or outdoor display, with varying sizes between 33"-36". Connect two or more to create a rain chain!


Found Object Flower Pots

Using recycled and found objects, students from

and Art with a Heart volunteers constructed these flower pots that are not only practical, but also beautiful and unique.


2014 Desk Calendars

The best-selling Art with a Heart 2014 desk calendar is still available for purchase at HeARTwares. Each month features a colorful piece of art by an Art with a Heart student.






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.