Visual Art in the Clinical Setting

Visual artists in residence and visual artist volunteers bring the creative arts to patients, families and staff through painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and crafts. Pediatric and adult patients are able to experience the visual arts individually at the bedside, or gather together in workshops under the guidance of trained artists and volunteers.

On average, 1,200 visual art activities are led by an Arts in Medicine visual artist in residence at the bedside or in workshops annually.

Visual Art Referrals

One on one consultations and art experiences ranging from delivering arts materials for patients’ independent work to a multi session collaborative art making with an artist in residence. Serving pediatric and adult inpatients. Consultation requests available through EPIC or by calling 352-733-0880.

photo by Giuliano De Portu

AIM Kids

Weekly arts and crafts workshop for pediatric inpatients.

photo by Charlotte Kesl Photography

Awaiting Baby

Personalized bedside offerings of arts and crafts with ante-partum mothers on bed rest.

photo by Giuliano De Portu

Art Infusion

Weekly creative art activities for adult oncology outpatients undergoing chemotherapy

oil pastel crafting

Charlie's Corner

A weekly arts workshop for adult inpatients on unit 66/67 of UF Health HVNM Hospital (East Tower). Art supplies provided at the workshop.

silk hoop painting