From our Teaching Artist workshops and general celebrations of our Young Artists and our programming, there is never a dull moment with ArtWorks!

ArtWorks Gallery Event at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art

You’re Invited!

On Thursday, September 19th come celebrate the creative spirit of children facing illness at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale, New York. This free event features an exhibition by ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Michelle Sakhai and remarks by ArtWorks Partner, Jessica Dadigan from Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Join us for some wine and light refreshments as we share the ArtWorks Kids with this special arts community. Please RSVP to Dani, Program and Communications Manager at

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Teaching Artist Reese at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue


Thank you to Children of Bellevue for supporting our Teaching Artist Program with Reese Carr at NYC Health +Hospitals/Bellevue. In late August, Reese began his percussion and rhythm program where he will engage in circle activities with young patients and their family members as well as hospital staff and volunteers at Bellevue.

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New AW Teaching Artist, Lindsey Francis at Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Meet our new Teaching Artist, Lindsey Francis, a ceramic artist and painter who has taught more than 400+ visual art classes over the past 6 years. She uses drawing as an outlet for herself and is excited to show Young Artists how they can do the same. Pictured here is Lindsey on her first day at Blythedale Children’s Hospital with Child Life Specialist, Jeannine Florio. 

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ArtWorks with Ronald Mcdonald House New York at Rye Playland

Since 2016, ArtWorks has had the privilege of joining Ronald McDonald House New York at their annual gathering at Rye Playland. This year we were joined by the wonderful volunteers at Goldman Sachs and new ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Lindsey Francis. Lindsey worked with Young Artists to create ceramic coil bowls which were then painted with a wide variety of colors and stamps. Thanks everyone for making great memories together! #CommunityTeamWorks

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Luis Through The Years at Express Yourself!


Luis from New Alternatives For Children has come ready to bring the house down at Express Yourself since his debut in 2014. He horse-danced his way through Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in 2016 and energized the crowd with his Latin-inspired dancing to “Follow The Leader” by the Soca Boys in 2018. We are counting down the days until Luis gives us a sneak peak of his 2019 dance routine. Any guesses?

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Young Artist, Carrie at 2019 ArtWorks Express Yourself 2017

Carrie from the Initiative for Women with Disabilities has been performing at Express Yourself since 2013. Most years she has chosen to recite a poem detailing real-life, every day experiences that leave the audience profoundly moved. This year we are excited to see her highly anticipated essay as an art piece in our gallery. Don’t forget, the EY Submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 13! 


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ThrowBackThursday- Express Yourself

#TBT! Travel with us back to 2006 as we revisit the time when CNN’s Headline News covered ArtWorks and took a deep dive into one of our three notable programs- Express Yourself! One of our Young Artists, George from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is featured here as he shares his love for the arts throughout his medical journey. 

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Express Yourself Is Sunday, November 10!

ALL are welcome to attend ArtWorks Express Yourself on Sunday, November 10 at the NYU Kimmel Center to celebrate the exceptional talent of ArtWorks’ Young Artists. Please join us for a day of inspirational stories told through art, poetry, music and dance as well as Artist Workshops, a gallery exhibition and light refreshments. This event is FREE and open to patients, families, caregivers, hospital care teams, and friends. We look forward to seeing you there! 



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National Watermelon Day!

Using mostly Candy Apple and Kelly Green clothing buttons, Maddie, age 10, from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital created the work, “Picnic” and reminded us of all the ways we can celebrate #NationalWatermelonDay! 


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