Art With a Heart in Healthcare will host a fundraiser, A Fine HeART Experience, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 16. The event, to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, will feature the nonprofit organization’s newest annual patient art exhibition, “Daydreamers,” as well as live painting and music, local cuisine from Biscottis, an open bar until 7:30 p.m. and more.
Guests attending the event will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items, including getaway trips, a chance to win raffle prizes such as artwork created by Wolfson Children’s Hospital patients, and hear stories from patients and families who have benefitted from working with the organization. A Fine HeART Experience is open to the public with tickets available for purchase on Art With a Heart in Healthcare’s website, awahih.org/event.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the organization’s mission of enhancing the healing process for patients and their families through a fine art experience.
Since its founding in 2001, Art With a Heart in Healthcare has served more than 125,000 patients and their families in several locations in Jacksonville, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Health, St. Vincent’s Riverside, Baptist Medical Center, Mayo Clinic and Baptist Health MD Anderson. The organization’s team of staff artists, community volunteers and interns from the University of North Florida provide fine art sessions individualized to meet the needs of patients at their bedside or in groups six days a week.
Sponsors for the Sept. 16 event include Ferguson Enterprises Inc., Sight and Sound Productions, Hillary Whitaker Gallery, Lisa Landwirth Ullmann, Dr. Tom Hilton and Friends of Art with a Heart in Healthcare.
For more information about sponsorships, tickets and donations, go to awahih.org/event.