In partnership with Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, Art Spark hosts in school assemblies and public art events that inspire local children to lead healthy creative lives. We call this partnership Community Canvas.
In elementary schools across the Lehigh Valley, Art Spark educates students about nutrition, the importance of exercise and being mindful through game play, trivia, and interaction. We have a local artist on hand who creates a piece of art work based on a mindfulness theme the students provide.
At the assemblies eight students are selected to compete at the Community Canvas event which is held at a public venue on a later date. Here, families gather together as their children create pieces of art based off of the healthy living theme they’ve learned about during the assembly. Art Spark events are fun filled experiences for the participants and all those in attendance. We also have a local chef prepare healthy treats for the events.
At Community Canvas, the artists are given a lunch box full of supplies and 45 minutes to create their piece of art work. The artwork is then voted on by the audience. The two artists with the most votes go onto the grand finale to compete against other elementary school finalists at the end of the year. Each participant receives a goodie bag for participating and their art work is hung throughout the Lehigh Valley Health Network.