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Causes: Arts & Culture, Visual Arts

Mission: Why? For Love & Art believes that viewing art unleashes powerful, creative and unique experiences for people and that sharing these experiences greatly elevates quality of life psychosocially, cognitively, spiritually and physically. How? For Love & Art partners with the community outreach programs of fine museums around the world and showcases their collections individually, (Virtual Museum ArtBooks), or in group presentations ("Courting the Art Experience"). Professional and volunteer caregivers actively engage participants to reflect, recollect and share their experiences while viewing museum masterpieces. Fear, loneliness and boredom transform into beauty, joy and magic of life. What? For Love & Art is a 501(c)3 nonprofit enterprise whose mission is to bring the Art Experience to people with limited mobility. Simply, we use museum art to "love on" people.

Results: As of October 30, 2016: Partnered with 20 fine museums around the world. Gave over 200 "Courting the Art Experience" group presentations to senior communities. Placed 265 Virtual Museum ArtBooks as memorial gifts in hospices, hospitals and senior venues. Trained over 400 caregivers. Touched over 20,000 individuals.

Target demographics: People with Limited Mobility: Seniors, the sick and infirm, those with end of life issues. People in hospitals, predominantly children and veterans.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Patients, residents and caregivers in VA Hospitals in various cities, Senior Communities, Hospitals

Geographic areas served: Senior Communities and Hospitals all over the world.

Programs: "Courting the Art Experience" An hour long program during which residents of senior communities are engaged by volunteers to share their experience while viewing masterpieces from our partner museums on big screen community televisions. Fear, loneliness and boredom transform into Beauty, Joy and Magic of Life! Virtual Museum ArtBook Endowment: An individual or group fundraises $750.00 & chooses an eligible healthcare facility (hospice, hospital, VA Medical Center) to endow a Virtual Museum ArtBook in memory of a chosen other. The perfect memorial gift that brings art and what art provides - mind, body and soul - to the infirm at the grassroots.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

In the business of 'bring joy' to the sick and infirm. Truly an honor to be part of For Love & Art.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

For Love & Art is a powerful experience for as a board member / volunteer and as a provider of a very positive experience to a very appreciative audience.

The art experience is a powerful engagement tool the lends itself to a crucial "conversation" between caregiver and the recipient.

I am proud to be associated with and helping to grow an organization that provides a much needed interactive experience that would otherwise be missed by many.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with this organization for a couple of years. It is a group that continues to change lives through the process of engaging conversation and human contact with art as the catalyst.

Each of us has or will be impacted in various life stages and either will know or be the beneficiary of this organization's endeavors.

The interest grows as our donor list grows - this is a very special group to be associated with.

Charlie10

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been such an inspiring experience working with this highly dedicated group of people. I am certain that the endowment of Virtual Museum ArtBooks (VMAs) to facilities across the globe will continue to bring the beauty of the art experience to those who need it most.

Board Member

Rating: 5

With my wife's grandmother's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, our family's world spun wildly. We made it through the initial treatment but when we learned that the cancer had spread and wasn't as neatly contained as we originally hoped it would be; our world was simply crushed. It was then that I reached out to Mark & his team at For Love & Art not only to bring the art to our mimo, but also to provide some emotional support to our family that we each so desperately needed. As soon as Mark shared the art work with mimo her eyes lit up and the imagination took over. I am forever grateful for those beautiful moments that were created by, as Mark called it, "the art experience". I am proud to serve as a board member and give back to an organization that exists simply to bring the "art experience" to individuals that are immobile and dealing with end of life issues. I can not begin to express all that this organization has done for me and by extension, for my family.

2 Mark L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I thought hospice volunteering would be about helping people let go. Little did I realize they would teach me how to grab on!
For Love & Art melds my passion for volunteer service (that's the "Love" part) & museum art (the "Art" part) and celebrates life for all who participate.
It's quite a privilege to bring the works of great museums to my charges through the Virtual Museum ArtBook. People are immersed in beauty, joy, vigor and youth, and liberated from the ugliness of everyday life, even if just for a little while.
Thanks to our partner museums for their participation. Without it, this project would not be possible.
Please share For Love & Art with any facility with a strong caregiver/volunteer base catering to folks with mobility limitations. We want to bring "the art experience" to them....

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We at The For Love & Art Project welcome your interest in our mission of empowering people to embrace beauty, joy, and magic of life through the power of art!

If you haven't discovered the uniquely liberating "art experience" for yourself, we invite you to visit your local museums and art galleries and explore its charms with a loved one.

We also invite you to help sponsor an ArtBook in your community and share the love and share the art!