In 2020, Art with a Heart celebrated its 20th anniversary as an integral part of the Baltimore community, providing equitable access to visual art experiences.

Last year, in the midst of the pandemic, Art with a Heart provided over 134,200 individual art experiences, engaged over 1,285 volunteers, installed 17 public art pieces (for a total of over 300 to date), provided 104 students with workforce training, and continued to enhance the civic participation of students through its Art of Leadership program.

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Core Programs

Art with a Heart brings interactive visual art classes into schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, permanent housing facilities, hospitals, and senior day care and housing facilities.

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A Workforce Development Program by Art with a Heart

HeARTworks provides a collaborative space for young people, ages 14-24, to experience a structured work environment while building job readiness and life skills. Participants create marketable art to sell in Art with a Heart’s social enterprise and retail store, HeARTwares®.

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Community Service and Public Art

Our Community Service branch works to connect individuals with a passion for service to meaningful volunteer experiences with Art with a Heart.

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Art of Leadership

The Art of Leadership programs brings together 10th and 11th grade public and independent school students of diverse backgrounds to develop leadership skills and engage in dialogue across cultural barriers. Through guest speakers and experiential opportunities, students are exposed to community challenges and develop fresh perspectives on how to address them. The Program strives to motivate its participants to become leaders in the Baltimore community.


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