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Arts in Medicine

The Arts in Medicine program gives patients, families and staff an opportunity to engage with the arts. The program integrates literary, performing and visual arts into fun, family-centered activities to help children and adults cope with their medical condition and hospital stay.

Some of our programs include:

  • The Visual Arts: Painting, arts and crafts, jewelry making
  • The Literary Arts: Creative writing, personal journaling, poetry, story time
  • The Performing Arts: Music, dance
  • Design: Murals, patient art gallery, and other rotating art exhibits in select locations throughout the hospital

How art benefits our patients

  • Increases patient and family satisfaction
  • Enhances wellbeing
  • Increases sense of control
  • Enhances positive self-concept
  • Increases patient’s ability to cope with hospitalization
  • Provides an opportunity to experience joy in a health care environment
  • Increases employee satisfaction
  • Enhances the hospital environment

This program was made possible thanks to the generous donations from the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.

Proud member of The National Organization for Arts in Health.

Art Kits

Patient art kits are available upon request. Adult and pediatric art kits include items such as colored pencils, coloring sheets, crayons, word search puzzles, etc. To request an art kit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (256) 265-ARTS.

Call for Artists

If you are interested in having your artwork displayed in one of our gallery spaces, please contact Melissa Lawson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  (256) 265-ARTS for more information.”


To promote well-being through engagement with the arts.


To transform the health care experience by integrating the arts to enhance well-being for patients, families, and staff.