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Meet Our Charitable Partners

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Meet The Art of Elysium

The Art of Elysium was founded in 1997 to support artists working for the benefit of others.

For over twenty-one years, The Art of Elysium has paired volunteer artists with communities in Los Angeles to support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis. They serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues, and the homeless.

Their team members at The Art of Elysium work with volunteer artists to craft creative, tailor-made programs for the populations they serve.  They currently offer 110 community programs a month, serving over 30,000 individuals a year.  Volunteer artist are then eligible for support services, ranging from artist salons and networking events to showcases and distribution opportunities.  The Art of Elysium currently serve 2,510 artists a year in Los Angeles.

The Art of Elysium empower artists and communities of need to join together and emotionally triumph over their circumstances through art.  The Art of Elysium is an artist organization built on the idea that through service, art becomes a catalyst for social change.  Their full circle approach rewards altruistic creativity by giving back to artists who share their gifts with those in need.

Artists volunteer. They support their artists.

Through service, their creative communities thrive.

“I believe in the power of creativity. It can transform a hospital room into a totally different world, a new reality outside the confines of an illness. Their imaginations unlock the healing power of art. Artists help the communities they serve access the innate creativity within.”

— Jennifer Howell, The Art of Elysium

Help us, assist them.  Purchase a piece of art and some of the proceeds from our sale will go to The Art of Elysium, or donate directly, by clicking the button below.  

Thank you for your charitable contribution!

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Meet For Love & Art

For Love & Art brings the Art Experience to those with limited mobility.  They stimulate art appreciation while empowering caregivers to love people in creative and transformative ways.  Since 2010, they have excelled at transforming the quality of life for seniors and hospice.

For Love & Art is in the business of healing, rejuvenating and ‘dusting’ broken spirits – even if just for a little while – through simple human love, therapeutic engagement, digital technology and the preternatural power of art.

For Love & Art brings treasures from fine museums from around the world – among the greatest works of genius the world has ever known – directly into the hearts of their communities. To hospices. To hospitals. To Senior Living. To VA Medical Centers. To family.

They showcase these museum collections in two creative ways:

In “Celebrating the Art Experience,” trained FL&A volunteers visit senior communities and showcase a particular collection on the big-screen television while actively engaging audience members to share their experience (e.g., express their thoughts and feelings) while viewing. All points of view are considered, validated, and appreciated. Through sharing of experiences, fear, loneliness, and boredom transform into Beauty, Joy, and Magic of Life for each participant. The context here is not to educate, but to uplift the quality of life psychosocially, cognitively, spiritually, and physically.

Their Virtual Museum ArtBooks contain nearly 2,000 digitized artworks compartmentalized by each museum. After being custom dedicated to donor specifications, these digital ArtBooks are endowed to hospices and used by volunteers’ bedside. Given that one’s experience while viewing art is comprised 20% of what is actually there and 80% of one’s creative and fertile imagination, people tend to share about matters in their lives that are very important to them. This level of intimacy and trust between caregiver and those they serve is a necessary prerequisite for inducing meaningful end of life conversations. It supplants any fear of dying with gratitude for having lived a wonderful life.

In service to the community, they use art to “love on” people.

Their unreasonable goals are to amass an army of volunteers EAGER to visit the sick and infirm and share the Art Experience and to endow every eligible facility with Virtual Museum ArtBooks, regardless of their ability to self-fund.  Their commitment is that all people embrace beauty, joy, and magic of life through the power of art.

Philosophers claim art is the gateway to the eternal. They claim to love and art set the spirit free.

Help us, assist them.  Purchase a piece of art and some of the proceeds from our sale will go to The Art of Elysium, or donate directly, by clicking the button below.  

Thank you for your charitable contribution!  

 

Art Kit Donation

 

Purchase an Art Kit Today... For Someone to Enjoy Tomorrow!

This 79 piece Art Kit includes:

  • 24 watercolor cakes

  • 24 colored pencils

  • 15 oil pastels

  • 10 markers

  • 2 plastic mixing trays

  • 1 artist paint brush

  • 1 pencil sharpener

  • 1 white eraser

  • 1 Artist Pad

$52.00 Value

The gift to yourself is enormous when you give to others.  Send the gift of art, love, and hope to a child this Holiday Season.

Thank you for your charitable contribution!  

Thank you for your generosity!  We appreciate it and I know our charities appreciate it.

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