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Art with a Heart’s mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art.

Core Programs

Art with a Heart brings interactive visual arts classes into schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, permanent housing facilities, hospitals, and senior housing facilities. Founded in 2000, Art with a Heart has experienced steady growth, from four small classes a week to 11,000 annually, with a proven track record for developing creative initiatives and accessible paths to success for individuals living in Baltimore’s most vulnerable communities.

Art with a Heart provides teachers, assistants, materials, and innovative curriculum to engage our vulnerable neighbors in consistent art programming.

In addition to its interactive art classes, Art with a Heart has complementary initiatives, including a job program, service learning opportunities, community service projects, public art efforts, a social enterprise/retail store, HeARTwares, and a leadership program.

If you are interested in Art with a Heart programs, contact us at info@artwithaheart.net.

Job Program

With art as a vehicle, Art with a Heart teaches youth, ages 14 and older, essential job skills. The Job Program has provided a safe and collaborative work environment for almost 600 young adults since it’s inception 12 years ago.

Community Service

Art with a Heart has many meaningful and accessible volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages.

Public Art

With over 100 public art installations completed, Art with a Heart would love to design, coordinate, and facilitate the creation and installation of your next mosaic or painted mural.

HeARTwares

Art with a Heart’s social enterprise retail store displays and sells the work of students and volunteers. Sale proceeds are shared between the organization and artist or community partner. Over the six years that HeARTwares has been open it has paid over $30,000 in proceeds to its affiliates.

The Art of Leadership

Bringing together youth of diverse backgrounds, this new and innovative initiative works to develop leadership skills and facilitate dialogue across cultural barriers.

Take a moment to watch three short videos about Art with a Heart’s inspiring work with Baltimore’s vulnerable children, youth, and adults.