What do you do with that loose change leftover from coffee dates? Or the unexpected $10 discovered in your coat pocket? Here’s a challenge: Empower someone else through hands-on art with your small gift of money. At Healing in Arts, our donor-supported work utilizes interactive art to help transform human brokenness into opportunities for growth and wellness.

Artist Pamela Alderman and her team create a new kind of community-based art that invites audience collaboration. This participatory art lets others speak and respond. As individuals or groups engage with artmaking through social justice art exhibits, school workshops, or community programs, many attest to the restorative power of art.

Such healing occurs time after time. Pamela recalls an incident at
The Scarlet Cord installation, an exhibit that raises sex trafficking awareness. Pamela explains, "In response to the Scarlet Cord, a student fell into my arms. I held her as she cried. Little by little her story came: At 13, she had been raped by an older adult and another teen. Pain and devastation marked her young life." The participatory art helped activate the healing process and gave the young teen an opportunity to release some of the hurt by verbalizing her story. 

As individuals and communities begin to interact with the work, they often identify their pain, and in some cases, they begin talking about deep wounds for the first time. The result? Individuals experience healingbit by bit.

By serving others and encouraging soul care, this redemptive art helps unlock participants and moves them towards human flourishing or personal wellbeing. Your financial investment—large or small—plays a huge role in healing brokenness and restoring hope. today! Be a part of the healing canvas today!

Pamela Alderman

Visit Healing in Arts to learn more or to book an event for your school or community. 

Our healing art involves you—because you matter! 




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