Harnessing the transformative power of the arts for health.

Founded in 1990, UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine seeks to enrich a patient’s hospital stay through the visual, performing, and literary art activities and experiences provided and/or led by Artists in Residence.

10,000 Songs performed by Musicians in Residence at the bedside in 2018.

Music Referrals

12,000 Visual Art activities led by an Artist in Residence at the bedside or in workshops in 2018.

Visual Arts Referrals

Artist in Residence's Global Reach

You may know AIM artist in residence Sarah Hinds from her work in the hospital and at the bedside. What you may not know is her reach beyond the hospital and our community.

Sarah and patients with beads

AIM Current Events

Tom Petty Birthday Bash 2019

Join us in celebrating the Tom Petty Birthday Bash in Gainesville, FL! What: The Tom Petty Birthday Bash is a free music and arts festival…

birthday bash

Artists in the Hospital Video Series

This short-video series was created to address the frequently asked question of what it’s like for a highly skilled professional artist to work in…

Artists in the Hospital

Listen To Your Whisper Art Exhibit

Please join UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine in celebrating original works of art created by Phyllis Hilenski. Phyllis was an oncology patient at…

listen to your whisper

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Nov 12

    1. Dance for MS

      The Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601

      3:30pm to 4:45pm

  2. Nov 13

  3. Nov 14

  4. Nov 18

  5. Nov 19

    1. Dance for MS

      The Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601

      3:30pm to 4:45pm