Art Heals! Art has the power to transform lives. That’s why we make it our mission to connect children who have experienced trauma with resilience-building arts programs and caring adult mentors. OUR MISSION

Art From the Heart Art Auction

The Free Arts’ Art from the Heart Art Annual Auction features a silent auction of professional artwork by local and international artists. This year’s event will be on October 22, 2022, from 6 to 8 PM. The event is Co-Chaired by Elizabeth Shabaker and Lisa Portigal.  This year we are proud to announce Cheryl Londen is serving as The Honorary Chair of the Art from the Heart Art Auction and the Premiere Resilience Sponsor is Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance.  

This reception-styled event will also feature local artist Denise Yaghamourian, Denise is a painter, sculptor and installation artist who works with a variety of materials, including paper pulp, paint, thread, vinyl and found objects. The event will also feature a full bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live beats spun by Bea Bohannon. The event will be held at a private Paradise Valley residence. Get your tickets today to attend this spectacular event.

Get Involved

Volunteers and supporters make it possible for us to bring transformative arts programs to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or homelessness. Whether you host an art supply drive, become a volunteer mentor, or make a donation — your contribution matters.

Get a Foster Care Tax Credit

With the Arizona Foster Care tax credit, you can direct your tax dollars to help bring transformative arts programs to children affected by trauma. 

Host An Art Supply Drive

When you host an art supply drive, your donation of new supplies allows children participating in Free Arts programs to express themselves.  

The Problem

Each year, over 78,600 Arizona children experience the trauma of abuse, neglect, and homelessness.

The Solution

Research shows that in order to process toxic stress caused by trauma, children need positive experiences and supportive relationships.

The Power of the Arts

We use the arts to provide opportunities for children to express themselves and connect with volunteer mentors. 

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