Therapeutic art organization plans fundraiser


Art with a Heart in Healthcare will host a fundraising event called “A Fine HeART Experience” from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 22. This event, held at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, will feature a live performance by musical artists Them Vibes, local cuisine from TacoLu Baja Mexicana, a cash bar and more.

Guests attending the event will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items including group getaway trips, a chance to win raffle prizes such as gift certificates to Jacksonville businesses and a chance to hear stories from patients and families who have worked with the organization while in the hospital.

“A Fine HeART Experience” is open to the public with tickets available for purchase on the organization’s website, and biddingforgood/artwithaheart.

Proceeds from this event benefit the organization’s mission of enhancing the healing process through art.

Since its founding in 2001, the organization has served more than 100,000 patients and their families in several locations in Jacksonville.

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.