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Friday, July 14, 2017

Join us for PaintFest 2017!

Saturday, July 22
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children
4700 S I-10 Service Road W, Metairie, LA 70001

In partnership with Tulane Health System's Arts in Medicine program, GRFA is pleased to present PaintFest 2017!

PaintFest is a fun, FREE event for the entire family with creative painting opportunities for all. Arts in Medicine welcomes the general public to join patients and their families for a morning of artistic fun.

  • Enjoy painting a pre-designed Blue Dog mural which will be displayed in the hospital
  • Create your own work of art on a blank canvas
  • Enter a raffle to win a set of books about artist George Rodrigue
  • And more!

Tulane Health System recognizes the integral role of arts in healing the spirit and transforming the hospital experience. Because of this, the Arts in Medicine program was started in May 2010 to provide arts-related workshops, activities and performances for patients, their caregivers, and staff.

AIM recognizes the integral role of the arts in healing the spirit and transforming the treatment experience. A creative outlet helps to reduce stress, anxiety, boredom and the perception of pain.

Did you know?

GRFA appreciates the role of arts in healing as artist George Rodrigue found his love for making art while bedridden with Polio as a young child. It was during this time that Rodrigue first picked up a paintbrush and explored his creative side. From his experience, he knew the importance art can have in a child's life and founded GRFA in 2009 on this very notion.

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