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Brown Bag Cafe

Published: May 14th, 2013

Brown Bag Café is a performance series that occurs on Fridays from noon-1pm in the North Tower Atrium. During this time, the North Atrium is transformed into a performance space […]


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Published: May 6th, 2013

The arts therapies in Arts in Medicine is teaming up with UF Psychiatry, UF Psychology and the Eating Disorder Recovery Center to recognize Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May […]

Sketchbook Project

Collaborative Sketchbooks

Published: April 30th, 2013

Art House is an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. Their flagship endeavor is the Sketchbook Project: an evolving library that features more than 18,000 artists’ books […]

Lake City Art Showcase

Lake City VA Arts and Music Showcase

Published: June 20th, 2012

The Lake City VA Recreational Therapy department hosted their first art and music showcase June 12, 2012 featuring original works of art and performances by inpatient veterans. Shands Arts in […]


Published: June 12th, 2012

Shands Arts in Medicine serves as a national and international model for hospital based performing arts. Bringing dancers, musicians, actors and other performance based artists into the hospital, these programs […]

An oral history from Heather (Hankins) Ivanov

Published: February 7th, 2012

I was born on September 21, 1968 in Gainesville, Florida. My father was a student in the UF College of Medicine in psychiatry. Not long after I was born, we […]

Awaiting Baby

Published: February 7th, 2012

Needlecraft and fabric painting are the staple of this program for soon to be moms who are on bed rest. Using traditional crafts, the artists engage mother and families in […]

Art for the Heart

Art for the Heart

Published: February 7th, 2012

Once a week, a waiting room on the 5th floor at UF Health Shands Hospital is transformed into a social gathering place for patients and families. Adult patients waiting for […]

Circle Art Studio

Published: February 7th, 2012

In response to a parent’s concern over long wait times for outpatient surgery, artists set up a visual arts and crafts table three days a week in the Ambulatory Waiting […]

Lose your Dialysis Blues

Lose your Dialysis Blues

Published: February 7th, 2012

Visual artists bring painting, drawing and collage supplies on a mobile cart into the Dialysis Unit and work with pediatric patients while they are tethered to the dialysis machines. On […]