This fundraising art auction is presented by Art Impact™ USA and Children's National Creative and Therapeutic Services. 108 pieces of art from around the world to benefit Children's National Patient Experience, their families, visitors and staff. The artwork has been contributed by children and adult artists. Auction proceeds will benefit Children's National and Art Impact™ USA to continue the work of creative therapeutic art services and artist cultivation.
Creative and Therapeutic Arts Services
Creative and Therapeutic Arts Services (CTAS) at Children’s National, in collaboration with Art Impact USA, has a three-month-long art exhibit open to patients, families, visitors, and staff. The "Light of Our Future" exhibition opens October 1, 2016 and runs through January 14, 2017. The schedule includes live musical performances, children’s book fairs, art workshops, and benefit art auctions. All events will be held at Children's National Health System located at 111 Michigan Avenue NW Washington, DC 20010. CTAS and Patient Experience at Children’s National, has provided programming to patients, families and staff since 1978. A small but dedicated team of trained professionals works to foster an atmosphere of empowerment and support to their inpatients, outpatients and their families. The team offers colorful creative choices, soothing sounds, imaginative opportunities and inviting galleries and exhibits. The mission is to combine the healing power of art, art therapy, therapeutic music, harp therapy, animal visitations and performing arts to help our patients heal, to assist patients with their pain and symptom relief, empower self-awareness and emotional expression for coping skills, ease anxiety, provide a creative outlet for depressed patients, and enhance family and social relationships. With a focus on healing, health, and joy, “Light of Our Future” will de-stress as well as entertain everyone.